Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyYear 11 rugby festival tonight! The lads did us hugely proud!! Drew 1 and lost 2 but worked so hard in the pouring rain tonight! Excellent work lads!! 👍 https://t.co/h6suxdQtKU5 hours ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyIt's our GCSE Information Evening for KS4 parents this evening. Join us to see how best to support your child with the challenges of #GCSE study https://t.co/IGcbbIDWrn https://t.co/HHA9rRG3hm18 hours ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademy@Lucenico There’s is later in the year before exams.1 day ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademySchool photos tomorrow for students in years 7-10. Don't forget your hairbrush and your smile!1 day ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyParents of Year 11s, don't miss the free #Apprenticeships @NAS_event hosted in #Harrogate this year. Evening session for parents and carers tomorrow, 4pm-6pm. See full info here: https://t.co/KKW3uOJ07X #Yorkshire #Apprenticeships https://t.co/JiQTOBn5WU2 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyRT @NAS_event: Don't miss out, only a few days to go now! Come and speak to our amazing exhibitors about their #apprenticeships at @YEventC2 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyYear 10 had a cup game this evening against Arches and lost 3-0! Good performance from the lads and good game! Next match next weds!3 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyParents of Year 11s, don't miss the free #Apprenticeships @NAS_event hosted in #Harrogate this year. Evening session for parents and carers on Thursday 20th September, 4pm-6pm. See full info here: https://t.co/KKW3uOJ07X #Yorkshire #Apprenticeships https://t.co/zoaDPd11vn3 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademyVery proud of all those who took part, and thankful to all those who helped at the #YorkMysteryPlays https://t.co/azrdnjBpyp4 days ago
Vale of York Academy @ValeYorkAcademy@ValeOfYorkDrama Thanks to everyone who helped out!4 days ago
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Vale of York Academy
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Forest of Galtres Primary
Burton Green Primary

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Work experience

Our Year 10 students undertake work experience during term-time, usually for a two-week period in May.

We will work with the students beforehand alongside NYBEP who facilitate the process for us, to help them to find a placement.

We also encourage students to do additional placements and explore the possibility of part-time work at weekends and during holidays, to boost their CVs.

Why do we do work experience?

There are many reasons for doing work experience, including:

  • To develop and understand employability skills
  • To explore a particular interest through employment
  • To experience the workplace
  • For future references / job application forms
  • Possibility of part-time job opportunities

Finding a work placement

Here are some general tips for finding a work placement:

  • Ask your friends and family if they have contacts.
  • Think about the kind of work you’d like to do and what you definitely don’t want to do.
  • Use the NYBEP database – we will give you login information.
  • Remember that you will have to make your own travel arrangements so make sure you find somewhere accessible .
  • Don’t just go for the same placement as your best friend, think about what is best for you.
  • Be prepared to call or email the company/companies you’re interested in.
  • Don’t worry if you’re not successful first time! You might need to ask a few companies before you find the right placement opportunity.