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.
Students find and apply for the placement themselves, with the help of our work experience co-ordinator.

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 1st to 5th July 2019.
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.

Mr Spiess will be available in school to offer guidance on finding appropriate placements.

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 potnetial employer

Year 10 Work Experience Update - May 2019
Well done to those students who have already organised a placement for Work Experience week, 1st-5th July. If your son or daughter does not have anything organised yet, please use the linked materials to help find them a company as soon as possible.
They should use the Careers South West website to find a pre-approved company, as there is now a charge for the background checks on any company not on this list. If you are able to arrange an excellent placement that is not already approved, please contact the school to discuss how the surcharge can be covered. Calling the employer first to check availability is strongly recommended.
We need the company to fill in the attached ‘Employer Form’ and either post it back to the school, or via email to Paper copies of this ‘blue form’ are available from reception.

Finding an employer: Careers South West
Use these login details:
School: ISCA
Name: ISCA Student
Pin: 2765
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: 
Skills Map (for finding areas of interest): (registration required)
Career ideas:




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