Work Experience

Developing personal and Employability Skills

Work experience is crucial to developing personal and employability skills.  At RDUTC it comes in many forms, including: 

  • Our Professional Values and Behaviours policy
  • Our ‘working’ week
  • Participation in Employer Projects, working alongside professionals from our Employer Partners, often within their businesses
  • Visits to our Employer Partners 
  • Our Business Mentoring Programme 
  • Work experience placements  

Work Experience Placements 

Work experience placements take place in the summer holidays between Year 12 and Year 13 to negate impact on student progress towards their qualifications.   

Work experience placements are co-ordinated by the Heads of Human Resources from our Employer Partners. 

The work experience placement programme is designed to mirror the application process for apprenticeships with our Employer Partners.  It is a trial run for the real apprenticeship application process which starts in the autumn term of Year 13.   

As well as developing personal and employability skills, our work experience placements give students the opportunity to find out what it would be like to work for the Employer Partners they are interested in, to inform their applications.  They also give our Employer Partners the opportunity to get to know students who are thinking of applying to them for apprenticeships to inform the selection process.  This two-way ‘try before you buy’ process maximises our students’ success of finding an apprenticeship within a business that ‘fits’ them and vice versa.  

For more information about our Work Experience programme, click the link to our CIAG policy – Appendix 3 

CIAG Policy

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