Work Shadowing - Years 7, 8 and 9

11 June 2019

Work Shadowing - Years 7, 8 and 9
Years 7, 8 and 9
Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th July 2019

80% of employers think that work experience is essential

According to a recent survey, 80% of employers think that work experience is essential. It provides not just valuable understanding of a work place environment but also an opportunity to develop the soft skills and character that are so necessary to succeed in the world of work.

Experience of the world of work

At Aylesford School we believe that it is vital for our students to gain experience of the world of work. Our year 10 and year 12 students both engage in a week long work shadowing placement. Again, this year we are creating an opportunity for year 7, 8 & 9 students during character week to experience the world of work and on the 8th and 9th July all students in year 7, 8 and 9 will have the opportunity to carry out a 2 day work shadowing placement.

Parents/Carers will be responsible for sourcing and confirming the placement for their children. We suggest that students spend the days experiencing the work place of a family member or family friend.

When work places have been sourced please sign the slip below along with the member of staff at the placement who will be supervising your child. Then return the slip to the school office.

Placements need to be confirmed with the school by Friday 28th June 2019.


Download letter & confirmation slip.