Connecting learning with employment

Our aim at Waverley Studio College is all about addressing the growing gap between the skills and knowledge that young people require to succeed in their careers, and those that the traditional education system provides. Part of this approach is about learning through real work experience and interaction with local employers.

Our motto at Waverley Studio College is unlocking talent, creating futures, changing lives.

The College environment helps our learners develop the skills required for a successful future. Our students understand what it is like to work in a professional environment, and our work placement programme is part of that process, equipping them for the world of work and ultimately raising the aspirations of our young people.

We encourage and support our learners to embrace work placements as a vital tool to accelerate their growth and help prepare them for working life after school. All students are entitled to work experience at both Key Stage 4 & 5.

Our approach embeds the CREATE framework and enabling our learners to take responsibility for their actions and learning.

What our learners say about Work Placement?
“I learnt how to interact confidently with new people and learnt new skills”
“I learnt about accountancy, I now know this is the career path for me”
“My work placement is making me more independent and responsible. I now understand why the Studio College insist on us being presentable and punctual.”

Ofsted’s comments about work placements

“Students enjoy relevant work experience placements on a weekly basis, enabled through strong partnerships with some employers.”