Experiences Of Workplaces 

 (Gatsby Benchmark 6) 

Every pupil should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks.’ Gatsby Framework 

Throughout this academic year the vocational leader in school alongside our careers advisor will organise a number of work place visits in carefully selected sectors to support pupil’s in their career choices.  Many of the visits are organised in conjunction with the Work Discovery Sunderland Programme.  This provides Work Place Sector Days, Workshops, Business Talks, Tours as well as simulated learning environments. 

Some recent visits include: Nissan, Calsonic KanseiUnipres, Sunderland Royal Hospital, Liebherr Cranes, The Bridges Shopping Centre, Sunderland Software City, Farrans Construction, The Business Innovation Centre (BIC), Gentoo, Sun FM and Accenture. 

These visits give a snapshot of what it is like to work within these industries, for a more in-depth experience pupils are encouraged to organise themselves a high quality work placement in Years 10 and Year 12. 


Work Experience 2021-22 

If you are currently studying in Year 10, Year 11 or Year 12 you have the opportunity to organise your own high quality work placement this academic year.  You should start by thinking about the career or sector you are interested of working within.  Next discuss this with your parents, carer, tutor and subject teachers to find out more information.  Once you have confirmed your current aspirations, contact local companies requesting a placement opportunity.  Your tutor and Mr Green will be available to offer advice during this process.  More details can be found by downloading the presentation links below.   


Work Experience Week 2021-22 

Year 10                     Mon 18th July to Fri 22nd July 2022

Year 11                     Mon 25th October to Fri 29th October 2021 (Half Term)

Year 12                     Mon 18th July to Fri 22nd July 2022

Work Experience Presentation – Year 10 

Work Experience Presentation – Year 11 

Work Experience Presentation – Year 12 


Employer Placement Forms* 

*You may be asked to sign in with your school email and password* 

Letter to Parents of Year 11 (2021-22)

Work Experience Form for Year 10 (2021-22)

Work Experience Form for Year 11 (2021-22)

Work Experience Form for Year 12 (2021-22)