WORK EXPERIENCE WEEK IS COMPULSORY!

Our Work Experience program is administered by Medway Education Business Partnership.

Why is Work Experience important?

  • Work Experience helps to develop employability skills.
  • Discover what qualities employers are looking for.
  • Gain real experience of a workplace and how it is different from school.
  • Discover if you really want to progress along a certain career path.
  • Develop transferable skills, such as communication and teamwork.
  • Understand how organisations work.
  • Provide positive evidence to future interviews with employers, college, university and apprenticeships.

Key Dates

  • 10th December 2021: Log into Portal
  • 14th January 2022: Choose Work Experience options
  • 14th March – 18th March 2022: Work Experience Week

Sorting out your MEBP placement

  • Students will receive a PIN card in form which will give you access to MEPB Webview (the online work experience portal).
  • From 14th January 2022, you select three opportunities on the portal. Placements will generally be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
  • Once your placement is confirmed, MEBP will pass on and confirm the student name to the company.
Medway Education Business Partnership (MEBP) logo

Your Logbooks

The logbook is for you to:

  • Keep a record of your personal information
  • Clarify what you hope to gain from the placement
  • Record your activities
  • Demonstrate your employability skills
  • Consider your personal career plan
  • Think about what you learned and what you will do

These logbooks will be distributed to you nearer the time of your Work Experience.

Completing your logbook is not a choice – It must be completed!

Photo of the front cover of an MEBP Year 10 Work Experience Logbook.

your placement

  1. Fill in and complete the ‘Before Your Placement’ section in your Logbook.
    • Personal and placement details
    • Get the message to parents/carers section signed
    • Planning and preparation checklist
    • Pre-placement self-assessment
    • Personal targets
  2. Make a telephone call to the company and introduce yourself, ask any questions and set up a pre-placement interview if one is needed.
  1. Support from School:
    • School Staff will either contact students and employers during the week or will come in person and visit.
    • There will be follow up tutorials in the weeks after your placement.
  2. Fill in and complete the “During your Placement” section in your Logbook
    • Health and Safety
    • Employability skills and examples
    • Daily Diary 
    • Supervisor/Employee evaluation form
  3. Work Supervisors will sign off your daily log
  4. You are a role model for yourself, the school and teenagers generally
    • Make eye contact
    • Shaking hands
    • Being polite
    • Using initiative
    • Ask questions

Turning up for one day, Saying it’s not for you and then not returning…

IS NOT AN OPTION!

You Must Attend!

  1. Write a ‘Thank You’ letter to the employer
  2. Fill in and complete the “After your Placement” section in your Logbook
    • Debrief and follow up notes
    • Post-placement self-assessment review
    • Post-placement personal target review
    • Students evaluation form
    • parent /carer response 
  3. Complete an additional report book in order to achieve the Excellence Award
    • Write 500 word assignment 
    • Complete excellence workbook 
    • Complete work experience log book
  4. Hand your completed logbook to your form tutor once completed
  5. Any students who do not have them completed will report to middle school
  6. Interact with debrief tutorials in which you can reflect on skills learned

The Excellence Award

  • You must complete the work experience logbook and an additional report book
  • Must write a 500 word assignment about your placement
  • Completing the excellence award will provide:
    • An achievement to write about on your CV
    • A talking point for an interview
    • Evidence that you are a hardworking employee