Work Experience

Sidney Stringer Academy aims to ensure that all students leave school equipped with the necessary skills to succeed in the world of work. With this in mind we encourage our Year 10 and Year 11 students to complete a work experience placement. These placements are undertaken in the first week of the summer holidays and last for one week. There are 50 places available.


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 Sidney Stringer Academy students have undertaken placements at organisations across both commercial and not-for profit organisations including Barclays, JLR, Severn Trent Water, Tesco, Asda, Law Firms and a number of local primary schools.


Work Experience in 2018


In the 2017–18 academic year, Year 10 and 11 students will be offered placements in the week of Monday 23rd to Friday 27th July 2018. There are 50 places available and students will be encouraged to apply via an application in the first instance followed by an interview. All students who apply will be interviewed.


Application forms can be downloaded on the website or collected from Ms Norton in E.004 in the EIC from Friday 9th March 2018. The deadline for completed applications will be Wednesday 21st March 2018. Interviews will take place week commencing 23rd April 2018