Chiswick School looking for local businesses to offer work experience to 14-15 year olds

Image above: Chiswick School Careers Fair

Just for a few days in July …

It is a requirement of schools to offer children aged 14-15 some work experience, and an annual pain for staff to try and find enough placements. Those kids whose parents are able to take them into work with them tend to be fine. It is the others who have to work a bit harder to find a placement.

Chiswick School is looking for help from local businesses just for a few days in July. The students in year 10 need work experience placements for the week commencing the 3 July. The objective is to give them insights into the world of work and business and where possible develop and practice employability skills.

If you run a local businesses and are able to support the school and its students in work experience week, please contact either of the following:

Julian Dunn – jud@chiswickschool.org   /  Alice Young – ayo@chiswickschool.org

Images above: Chiswick School Careers Fair

Careers Fair

The school recently held a Careers Fair for years 9, 10 and 11, with a wide range of companies and further education establishments represented, among them the Metropolitan Police, HS2, Costain, London Fire Brigade, CMS, The Ritz, Dot to Dot Producitons, Audi West London, SEGA and Virgin Active.

The purpose was to allow the students to meet and talk with these organisations, to help inform their thinking on future educational and career choices.

“These types of event are invaluable to Chiswick School’s students and form an integral part of the curriculum” say the school.

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