Sir William Ramsay School

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Sixth Form Work Experience

Preparation for university, further education and employment is an integral part of the Sixth Form programme at Sir William Ramsay School.  Employability or work-readiness is becoming more and more important to universities and employers.  While qualifications remain essential, with very few exceptions, they are no longer the only consideration.  By gaining work experience in relevant sectors our students can gain a real advantage when applying for university or work.  While on work experience students will be able to talk with and observe skilled professionals who can give them a better idea of what their job involves. It is an opportunity to network and find contacts, potentially with a view to future employment.

All students are expected to select places of interest and engage in their own work experience. Taking a personal responsibility for finding the placement and researching their further education and career pathways is an important and valuable part of the process. We will support and provide inspiration, and no doubt you as parents will do the same; we do expect students to actively participate in selecting a placement of interest to them as they will learn a great deal from the experience.