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Work Experience

Work experience is a great opportunity for Year 10 pupils to experience the world of work and begin to think about their future. They will also develop numerous skills before and during their work experience;

  • Writing a CV
  • Working in a professional environment
  • Time management
  • Responsibility

The work experience process is launched during the first half of the Autumn Term each year, with a checkpoint to monitor progress towards the end of the Autumn Term. During PSHE lessons, pupils will learn how to compile a CV and how to make contact with companies via email/phone. All work experience forms must be completed soon after the Christmas break with all placements confirmed before Spring Half Term. Members of Cambourne VC staff will visit pupils during their placements.

If you are a local business, employer or organisation and would like to offer a work experience placement to one, or some, of our students we would love to hear from you. Please contact Mrs V McCormack to discuss the opportunity that you may have in mind.

Y10 work experience 15th – 19th July 2024

As a school we place huge value on work experience.  It provides an opportunity for pupils to develop the skills needed to contact businesses and show the qualities they have for working in a particular environment; a work experience placement will help them learn more about the working world and the see the links between school and the workplace.

Early organisation of placements is important where possible as several other Cambridgeshire schools will be on work experience at the same time.  Please find below the link to the 'Self-Organised Placement Form' for full details. 

Student Self-Organised Placement Form (PDF)

Student Self-Organised Placement Form (Word)


Springpod offer free virtual work experience for students in Yr10 and above - find out more here