Work Experience

Work experience is a vital part of education. It allows students to spend time outside the classroom, getting a taste of the workplace and finding out what skills are important in getting a job.
We encourage all year 10 students to do a week’s work experience in July. This year there are 3 options available to students:

Work Experience Options 2020
Option 1: External Work Experience 6 - 10th July 2020
You will spend the week working with a local employer, gaining work based skills.
You will apply for your work experience yourself, with some support from staff at school. 
Your employer must have employer’s liability insurance and will be required to meet certain criteria. 
**If you are going to Mallorca or Ecuador, your work experience will be the Monday 29th June – Friday 3rd July ** 

Option 2: Academy Leadership Opportunity 
You will spend the week at Isca, doing a mixture of life skills and work based activities. You will also be helping out with some enrichment week activities. 
You will be invited to join this pathway. Spaces are strictly limited.
You will still be required to write letters and emails requesting work experience. 

Option 3: CCF Summer Camp 
You will spend the week at the CCF Summer camp learning military, organisation and teamwork skills. 
Spaces for summer camp are strictly limited and are not guaranteed. Your ‘working week’ will be slightly longer, Sunday-Friday.

Previous students have secured themselves placements with a range of employers.  These include:  Tesco, Ben Bradshaw (MP), Devon and Cornwall Police, Southernhay Dental Practice, The Rougemont Hotel, Oxfam, and Exeter City Football Club.

Year 10 students at Isca Academy will take part in Work Experience in the week of the 6th to 10th July 2020.
Finding a work experience placement is the responsibility of the student, although help is available in school if you need it. There is a strict timetable for organising the placement which involves the school, the employer and other outside agencies.

Who to see if you need help.

Mrs Adams will be available in school to offer guidance on finding appropriate placements.

PARENT AGREEMENT FORM - to be completed by parents
EMPLOYER FORM - to be completed by the company offering a Work Experience placement
SAMPLE LETTER - to send to a potential employer
SAMPLE EMAIL - to send to a potential employer

Finding an employer: Careers South West
Use these login details:
School: ISCA
Name: ISCA Student
Pin: 4748
Select ‘Search’, and the area you are interested in
The login system can be unreliable, so please try again if it fails.

If a student doesn’t know what kind of work they want, the following links might help them find something suitable: 

Healthcare work exprience: 

Exeter Chamber of Commerce lists companies working in Exeter: 

Skills Map (for finding areas of interest): (registration required)
Career ideas:




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