All pupils receive the following work experience opportunities.

Year 10 work experience

Work experience at Chelsea Academy is a unique opportunity for students to experience the world of work. Our bespoke approach to organising placements means that students are able to work in contexts relevant to their preferred future careers. Some recent prestigious placements have included Accenture, Sky Television, the Thames Tideway Tunnel, Imperial College and Aston Martin.

The main purpose of work experience is not only to prepare students for the transition from school to work, but also enable them to gain:

  • First-hand experience of a working environment
  • Experience of doing a job, daily, under working conditions
  • Opportunities to meet and get to know working people
  • Insight and answers to questions put to employers and employees
  • The chance to observe people performing a range of jobs they may not have seen before
  • An understanding of jobs and careers through working with people in these professions
  • Confidence through the discovery of skills, talents and interests they may not previously have been aware of
  • A perception of the link between subjects studied at the Academy and the skills required as an employee
  • A clearer understanding of why industry, commerce and business are important for the country
  • An investigative approach to developing their potential through job choice, further education and vocational training.

All Year 10 students will undertake a work experience placement for 5 days. This year work experience is from Monday 4thJuly to Friday 8th July 2016.  Please see the Work Experience letter giving more details regarding securing placements and the reply slip.

Should you have any further enquires please do not hesitate to contact Miss Cato

Ongoing work experience opportunities

Students in Years 10-13 are free to organise their own ongoing work experience placements which may take place during enrichment on Friday afternoons. Typically, these are arranged by students who have a particular passion for a profession or skill.

For example, there are currently students undertaking placements in garages, learning from experienced mechanics, while another student is helping to arrange events for the St.Lucia Tourist Board.

Additionally, Years 12 & 13 may opt to undertake work experience placements on Wednesday afternoons.