Academic: Year 10 Voluntary Work Experience 2020

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July 2020 – Work Experience Update

Voluntary Work Experience Programme with UniFrog

Thank you to those students who responded to the UnifFrog survey monkey.

You now have access to the platform and have been sent log-ins plus an invitation to create a memorable password (do check your junk/spam IN box too as they sometimes fall in there).

If you signed up but don’t have a log-in, visit and click on 'Forgotten your password'.

This will get a reset password email sent out and allow you to create a password and get logged in. 

Resources in General:

Explore the platform especially the Careers Library – and try the Personality Quiz.

If you know already that you’d like to study at university, have a look at the requirements at individual establishments for courses; this will give you an idea of what subjects to take and grades to aim for at A Level/BTEC in Year 13/College.

If you’re interested in apprenticeships, take a look at the different sorts and who offers them.  Again, this will give you an idea of subjects and grades to aim for in Year 13/College – they are extremely competitive so good grades are essential!

Voluntary Work Experience Programme with UniFrog during summer holidays:

Please find below the worksheets; Sessions 1,2 3 & 4 but do make sure you have explored the platform first so that you know where to go for the resources mentioned.

Work through the sessions during the holidays.

If/when recording activities, please do so in the ‘Locker’.

Please let me know if you completed the Programme and how you found it.

Good luck and I hope you enjoy the worksheets!

By the way, this will look terrific in the future when you write a CV; it demonstrates pro-activeness, resourcefulness & resilience so well done.

Claire Jonas

Careers/Work Related Learning
The Bishop’s Stortford High School


If you wish to carry out your own voluntary work experience, please take note of the information below sent in April 2020.

Dear Parents/Carers & Students,

Once again, apologies for the disappointing news regarding the cancellation of the work experience programme but I’m sure you will understand why the decision was made; these are such challenging and uncertain times during which we cannot put students at more risk than is absolutely necessary.

Once it is safe to do so, you are encouraged to arrange a placement which must take place during school holidays; it’s vital that students do not miss any school time in order to complete work experience regardless of where or what it is.

When arranging any private placements, it will be informal and voluntary and without the support of our partner organisation, Youth Connexions.  Therefore I would like to share some extremely important considerations. 

Please ensure:

1.       The proposed employer holds Employers Liability Insurance

2.       The proposed employer holds Public Liability Insurance

3.       Students must not spend time with a Sole Trader

Youth Connexions will be writing to all employers using the email address you provided on your completed Private Placement Form and will inform them of the school’s decision.  However if you are in personal touch with your son’s proposed employer for 15th-19th June, it would be helpful if you could also kindly let them know of the programme’s cancellation.

 If you have any queries relating to work experience, please do get in touch.

 With best wishes and do keep safe.

 Yours sincerely

Claire Jonas

Careers/Work Related Learning
The Bishop’s Stortford High School