Beaumont Leys

Year 10 Work Experience 4th – 8th March 2024

The 4th March saw our Year 10’s stepping out into the world of work.  Over 180 BLS students joined the workforce for the week to discover how to navigate the “real” world.

Placements ranged from retail through to dog grooming with a healthy dose of teaching assistants across all of our Primary feeder schools.  We even had a student who arranged a self-placement with a digital marketing company based in Manchester! 

Overall, the students had a fantastic time and gained some important “key skills” that they can take forward into their adult life.  Communication, self-management, problem solving and team work are all needed in the working world and our students have shown that they have them in abundance.

Staff spent the week going out to visit our students in the workplace and came back into school full of praise –

“Roksana loves it at the library and the staff have said that she has been a “Godsend” to them”.

“Kacie has impressed the staff –she has been punctual and assists with all the jobs.  The children love her!”

“The Headteacher, Deputy Head and receptionist all said what a fantastic placement it had been and that Julia was a credit to the school”

We have also received references from the employers, who again have been incredibly positive about our students –

“It has been a pleasure to have Jaini in my class this week.  Thank you for listening, responding, being proactive and having such a positive attitude” – Uplands Primary School.

“We loved having Enoch in our class.  He was very helpful and polite and the children respected him.  Thank you Enoch!” – Braunstone Community Primary School

“Fabulous week with Aliridha, he has been a lovely addition to the surgery” – Groby Road Medical Centre

“Rhylan has been excellent to work with, he has shown true skills! I am impressed with how fast he has picked up tasks and his attention to detail has been a real help.” – Chapel Café

“Akbar settled into work very well, and he got on well with the rest of the team. Over the week you could see his confidence grow, to the extent he was serving customers their meals and drinks by Friday. This was great progress and something Akbar should be incredibly pleased with himself about….We have thanked Akbar for the work he did throughout the week, but I feel that the school should know how well he did and that he is a credit to himself, his family and the school”. – Leicester College, Catering Department

Well done Year 10!