Year 12 students set to snap up summer work experience opportunities

Year 12 students at Ron Dearing UTC are being offered exciting work experience placements and workshops to equip them with industry skills and knowledge while working with potential future employers.

Nine of the region’s leading businesses and organisations are offering a broad range of summer placements for successful candidates and students are being encouraged to submit CVs and covering letters ahead of formal interviews.

It comes as some of Ron Dearing UTC’s Founding and Employer Partners recently held CV writing workshops and mock interviews with Year 12 students to help them prepare for the work experience application and interview process, offering them constructive feedback on their approach.

Almost 160 Year 12 students will compete against their peers for highly sought-after work experience placements and workshop opportunities at:

  • Advanced Plastics
  • BACB
  • Bonus Plug-In-Systems
  • Kohler Mira
  • Pure Renewables
  • Smarter Britain
  • Smith+Nephew
  • Spencer Group

The opportunities, which will run from between one and four weeks, include joining design, engineering, manufacturing and project teams, placements focused on renewable energy, electrical engineering roles, and robotics, mechatronics, data and computer science-focused placements.

Students can also apply for an “Introduction to Industry Skills” workshop, offering them a two-day insight into engineering practices at CATCH in Stallingborough, North East Lincolnshire.

In addition, prominent entrepreneur, adventurer and speaker Kevin Gaskell and some of the region’s business leaders will bring their three-day Smarter Britain workshop to Ron Dearing UTC in August.

Designed to support the next generation of entrepreneurs, Smarter Britain will offer up to 30 students the chance to learn about exploring alternative careers, identifying commercial opportunities, creating businesses, problem solving and more.

Lisa Regan, Assistant Principal for Professional Qualifications at Ron Dearing UTC, said: “We’re grateful to all of the businesses and organisations for offering these amazing opportunities to our students.

“The placements will help them gain further insight into specialist industry areas and benefit from hands-on experience. They’ll have the chance to make a positive impression on potential future employers and it will help them consider which path they may like to choose after Year 13.

“Some businesses have been very specific about placement criteria, as they know the areas they’d like to recruit to in the future, so it’s a great opportunity for them to potentially cherry pick their future employees at the earliest opportunity.”

Further information about each work experience placement is available in school.

Students must submit their CVs and cover letters here by Friday, June 10th, while those applying for placements with Spencer Group should complete the dedicated application form available from Ron Dearing staff members Kathy King, Sam Caley or Lisa Regan.