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Work Experience

At Orchard School Bristol, we work in collaboration with a number of local businesses and organisations to provide our students with valuable work experience, and opportunities to develop new skills and build their confidence. 

Work experience allows students to immerse themselves in the 'world of work', and discover what different types of jobs and careers are available to them. Taking part in work experience can also provide you with a fantastic reference for when you apply to college, or for an apprenticeship. Find out more about Post-16 Options, here

To prepare students for work experience, we support them in: 

  • Mock interviews;
  • Writing applications, CVs and cover letters;
  • Using Veryan Software;
  • Finding a meaningful placement via one-to-ones.

Work experience week will be taking place from 10th - 14th February 2020. Year 10s are expected to have completed and returned the employer response form (see in the attachments at the bottom of this page) with a work experience place by December 2020, end of term 2.


Information for Parents

At the bottom of this page, parents can find some useful information about how best to support their child with work experience, a letter outlining work experience in more detail and forms which will need to be completed by the family and the employer. 

If you have any questions related to work experience, or any other career-related enquiry, contact our WEX and Post-16 co-ordinator Rachel Thorne at