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Cheshunt School
A Foundation Specialist Technology College

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    Work Experience

    Work Experience

    Work experience takes place in the workplace and allows young people to experience what it is like to undertake a job supervised by staff who already work in the environment.

    Today’s labour market is globalised and highly competitive - high-quality, relevant work experience can make a critical difference to a young person’s chances of getting a good job. 

    Work experience is vital for young people and employers. It bridges the gap between school, college and work, helps young people make decisions about their future and develop new skills, and gives employers the chance to spot good new recruits.

    Skills developed in the workplace are rewarded by employers over and above even the skills learned in formal education. Experience of a real workplace is also the best way to discover what you really like doing and where you want to go in life.

    At Cheshunt Sixth Form students are encouraged and supported in gaining high-quality work experience.  Our sixth form team and Independent Careers Advisor work alongside Hertfordshire’s Youth Connexions Team to prepare students for a work experience which matches their aspirations and future goals.

    Any students wishing to undertake work experience must contact Mr Taylor or Mrs Walsh.  For advice on work experience please see Sailesh Devani (Independent Careers Advisor).