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Every year we support Year 10 & Year 12 students to become part of the work force in Frome and surrounding areas to complete a week of work experience. With a greater emphasis on developing the employability skills of our students, this week provides an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the skills they have been acquiring whilst at the College and also gave students the chance to experience a full working week. Students often comment that the week gives them real insight in to the jobs or careers they are hoping to pursue. Many also feel the experience encourages them to think more strategically about their personal goals and the purpose behind succeeding in their studies. Lack of work experience is a reason for employers rejecting job applications, so providing this opportunity is key to our students’ employability.

Each year this is only possible through the amazing support of local employers. On behalf of the school and the students we would like to thank all of the employers for their ongoing help supporting work experience weeks. Without their time, energy and support, work experience would not be possible.
If you are able to offer a work placement to a Year 10 or 12 student please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.


In the 2020-21 academic year, the dates for Work Experience are:


Year 10: Thursday 5 & Friday 6 May 2021

Due to college closure, as a result of Covid 19 and additional pressures for employers at this time, we are changing our work experience from a week to 2 days. We feel it is really important to still allow our students this experience and so time off school has been agreed for these 2 days. If parents wish to organise and take responsibility for a further 3 days during the holidays to extend the students’ experience, this would be encouraged but is not requested.

Year 12: 

Complete 5 days work experience. Placements can be at any time of the academic year, to suit employers. 
This should be made up of multiple placements, which allows our students to explore different career options and experience different companies. We encourage all students to complete at least 2 days work experience before Christmas, and all 5 days before the end of term in July.

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