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.


2018-2019 Academic Year


Running from 22nd July - 26th July 2019


Applications downloaded from Friday 8th march 2019


Deadline Wednesday 20th March 2019


Interviews W/C 1st April 2019