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HSE Guidance for Year 10 Work Experience

Please find below the work experience form for students in year 10 and taking part in WEX from Monday 1st July - Friday 5th July 2024. All forms will need to be filled in and signed by the student, parents / guardian and the employer providing the placement. Please ensure the form is returned to school once completed (either as a hard copy to your tutor or reception, or an electronic copy to careers@lavington.wilts.sch.uk).

Lavington School Work Experience Placement Form 


The tabs on the above HSE website give clear guidance on the responsibilities for:

  • Placement providers
  • Students and Young people
  • Parents and Carers

When you are organising your placement, it is important to make the placement provider aware of the information on the link

Work Experience List of companies

The spreadsheet of companies has been sent to each student via SMHW rather than publishing on the website.

  • Please be aware that this is not an exhaustive list, but a list that has been compiled by other schools in Wiltshire that have been running Work Experience for a number of years. We will hopefully be able to add to this through this years experience.
  • There is no guarantee that these companies will take WEX students this year, particularly given the situation with Covid 19
  • There will be many other more local placements that you will be able to source with a little research including, Nurseries, Primary Schools and local businesses and shops
  • All placements are required to complete our paperwork and sign it before any placement can be confirmed

 Year 10 Work Experience Presentation - 

Planning Futures at Lavington

At Lavington we feel it is very important that our students receive high quality, impartial careers information, advice and guidance which helps them to make informed choices about their next steps: for choosing GCSE and further education options and beyond.

We aim to make sure all students are well prepared to make the next steps into education, employment, self-employment and training and are fully equipped to make the right choices to meet their academic needs and aspirations.

We have a Careers Adviser, who offers one-to-one guidance and advice to all of our students concerning matters such as college and sixth form applications, apprenticeship advice, CV preparation and employment opportunities.

Our designated Careers Lead oversees the Careers and Work-Related Learning of our students, ensuring that we are meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks.

The Careers Programme also has backing from our Governing Body.

All students will take part in a structured programme of Careers lessons during PSHE time. The programme is designed to help students to reflect upon their personal skills, qualities and aspirations; enable their careers research and support them in making decisions about their future. We are also committed to challenging stereotypes to ensure that all students are aware of all opportunities available to them.

We have created strong relationships with the local community, which allows us to promote all of the open events, taster days and training and apprenticeship vacancies that are available to our students.

As part of our continued Careers support, the school offers various events spread throughout the year, including: 

Careers Policy & Action Plan

Our careers action plan is reviewed annually, with the next date of review Autumn 2023. Our careers education and guidance policy’s next date for review is March 2024’

Careers Policy

Careers Action Plan 23 - 24


 Careers Magazines

Issue 1 - Qualifications Explained

Issue 2 - Hair and Beauty Film Production

Issue 3 - Languages

Useful links for students:

Choosing a career or job that is suitable for you is a difficult decision. However, there is a wide range of resources available to help you. Talk to your parents, family, friends and tutors for advice and guidance. You could also check out all the national information regarding qualifications, learning pathways, training, funding and much more on the resource companion

Job Explorer Database - a great place to start with hundreds of jobs, video articles and a questionnaire to help you decide what jobs may suit you.

iCould - Inspiration for your Career - designed to inspire and encourage. Articles and video articles giving you the inside story on a huge range of careers. This is a great place for discovering and exploring different careers.

Eclips - contains fact files about hundreds of jobs and allows you to browse by subject area too.  Password - goesko03

Higher Ideas - a database of pathways through higher education including possible entry requirements, higher education providers and destinations for different subjects areas.  

Careers Explorer - If you are trying to decide which career is right for you or thinking about changing career, Careers Explorer is packed full of useful information.

National Careers Service - whether you know where you’re heading or not, knowing about the different routes open to you is a great place to start. 

Our Careers Leader is Ben Taylor who can be contacted on b.taylor@lavington.wilts.sch.uk or by telephone on 01380 812352.

  National Apprenticeship WeekApplication for Provider AccessProvider Access Statement

Go Compare


Useful links for parents

 Employers and Education Providers:

Thank you to all the employers and education providers who already support Lavington School. We really appreciate the time and effort that you give to our school and our students benefit greatly from your contribution.
We always welcome volunteers and opportunities and support from the local business and education community.
If you are interested in getting involved or working with our students there are numerous opportunities for you to do so throughout the year. Please refer to further information on our Career’s Page and contact Ben Taylor or Isabella Grzegorzek via email at b.taylor@lavington.wilts.sch.uk / i.grzegorzek@lavington.wilts.sch.uk to find out more.

Before a visit to Lavington School to work with our pupils, you will need to read our Safeguarding Policy.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 Resources For Teachers

Skillsbuilder Hub

My Learning My Future

Amazing Apprenticeships - Teachers

UCAS – Teachers & Advisers

Career Pilot – Advisor Zone

T-Levels Teachers Guide

gatsby benchmark toolkit.pdf


gatsby benchmark toolkit send.pdf


careers in context.pdf