Students get experience in world of work

Students got a taste of the careers they are hoping to pursue when they leave Highfields as part of week-long work experience placements.

Year 11 students spent the first week of term on work experience with companies from a range of industries, including law, emergency services, health & beauty, hospitality, landscape gardening, radio and retail.

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Mr A Jeavons, Highfields’ Careers and Business Links Manager, said: “Work experience provides students with a wonderful opportunity to get a taste of the careers they are interested in pursuing after school.

“For many of them, it has confirmed the career paths they want to take in the future, whilst others have decided that maybe they need to rethink the direction they take after school.

“We would like to say a big thank you to all of the businesses and organisations that allowed our students to complete their work experience with them. It is incredibly important that they get this introduction to work as they head into their last year of school.”

Arrangements for next year's work experience placements will start over the coming weeks.

Posted on September 20, 2018 .