December 12, 2017

Work Experience

work experience

One of the challenges of educating students is ensuring that they are equipped with the necessary skills to face the world of work.
At DSTC students undertake two separate periods of work experience. Students undertake a one week placement in December of Year 11 and a two week placement in June of Year 12.

For students, work experience provides an insight into the working world, teaches them more about what to expect of life after school and provides a valuable addition to their CV. For some, it will also provide an exciting opportunity to gain an insight into a specific career in which they are interested. For employers, students undertaking placements provide flexible, extra support for their work and help establish relationships with young, local talent. In some cases, placements result in further periods of work experience and employment.

In recent years DSTC students have undertaken placements at organisations across a wide range of placements including: local Primary Schools; Dental Practices; Darent Valley Hospital; Care Homes; Lloyds & Barclays Banks; Insurance Groups; Accountancy Firms and the Port of London Authority.

If you are an employer who is interested in taking a work experience student, please contact DSTC’s Work Experience Coordinator, Mrs Smith, at paula.smith@dstc.kent.sch.uk.