Work Experience in September 2021
As things have started to open up again, our sixth form students have been able to return to engaging in extended work placements.
Sourced by our long-term affiliate MEBP (Medway Education Business Partnership) these placements have included roles in retail, education, social care and catering. The feedback that we have received from employers so far has been very positive with comments about how our students present themselves in public as well as the fantastic work ethic that many present on their placements.
As well as off-site placements, some students have also had the opportunity to work within Bradfields. We have a team of students working for Food2Eat, which is a catering venture run by our trust partner Forward2Employment. These students prepare and deliver lunches paid for by the staff and sixth form students. This is run as a business and students are taught to operate all aspects including preparing the products, maintaining the working environment, taking orders and managing costs. Other onsite opportunities have included working as Teaching Assistants in several departments including; technology, maths and performing arts.
This is the first time that many of our students have had the opportunity to engage in an extended work placement and we are very proud of the progress that they have made.