Youth Connexions has been working with Stanborough School to secure placements for our work experience programme commencing 29th April – 3rd May 2019.
Pupils and parents are now able to use the on-line booking system to choose placements from anywhere in the county of Hertfordshire and Essex. The placement-booking deadline is the 17th of December 2018. Do encourage your child to think about the realities of the world of work as they undertake a placement further afield in an area outside of their home location. Work experience offers the chance to appreciate new opportunities. Parents may choose to place their child privately, the deadline for the private placement request is the 11th January 2019 and there is an online form to complete for this.
There is a cancellation charge of £90 for late notice of placements, or failure to attend a work placement.
Youth Connexions has a program on their website called ‘A to B Journey Planner’ which enables pupils to plan their journey to work from their home address. They can choose a method of public transport to reach any given destination. To access the website pupils can log in with their name and their unique pin to: http://hcc.learnaboutwork.net/log-in-student.asp . They should select 6 jobs and number them in order of preference.
This positive experience is valuable for their future since it supports the development of the skills and discipline they will need when organising transport to get to college or work and makes the work experience more ‘real’ for them.
Ms S Sinclair