All S4 pupils are expected to do one week’s work experience this session. The date for this session is week beginning 20th June. Last Thursday S4 pupils had an assembly with Mrs Crean (Acting DHT) which focused on the procedures for work experience.
I would like to remind pupils of the following points –
You can now go ahead and organise your work experience. Please either pick from the workIT site or organise your own through a self found placement.
There is a leaflet in your pack to help you log on to workIT.
Please DO NOT fill out a self found form if you pick a placement from the WorkIT website (this will just cause confusion) .
If a placement is on the website you MUST apply via the website. DO NOT contact companies that are on the website regarding a self found placement.
Although a placement is showing on the website it is not guaranteed the company are now in the position to take pupils. DO NOT assume that because you asked for that place you will automatically get it.
Self found forms MUST be filled out for ALL other placements even if you would like to go to the work place of your parents, a friend or anyone else you know. This is very important as it is imperative a health & safety check be carried out prior to your placement.
Ø Pupils intending to find their own placement can do so from now until Friday 18 March 2016.
Ø Pupils intending to choose from the WorkIT database can do so now.
Ø All pupils (self found or picked from the database) should have made their choices by Friday 18 March 2016.
Ø We will make decisions on pupils initial choices by the end of April 2016.
Ø Pupils are advised to log on regularly during to review & update their choices.
Ø Mrs Hards is located in the school office and is your first point of contact.
Ø Any pupil who would like to do their placement with the NHS, Arnold Clark, Rashilea or Barsail Primary Schools must speak to Mrs Hards ASAP as the process for these placements is slightly different.