We aim to provide the opportunity for each member of the sixth form to be given a work placement in the local area. This gives our most senior scholars the ability to apply the theory they have learnt in the classroom to the workplace environment. Each placement is tailored to the subjects and interests of the individual scholar. Someone looking to study events management at university will be given an placement in hotel or restaurant for example. Work experience is flexible and short term. The invaluable understanding and connections scholars will gain will last much longer. Work experience is designed to fit in with the school day – meaning scholars will gain their experience in the evening or weekends – so no academic lessons are missed.
Also running alongside our work experience programme is our Enrichment and engagement scheme. Where we will be inviting local businessman and women to attend conferences and lectures; giving scholars the unique insight into a variety of industries & future jobs.
We believe that our work experience and enrichment programmes give scholars the extra knowhow and a ability to tackle situations in the future – that may be writing the perfect UCAS statement or going for the first job interview.
At Buckswood we have developed a network of opportunities for Scholars to ‘cut their teeth’ and gain valuable experience and insight into the business world.
For those interested in business we offer the chance for scholars to spend a week in the City of London, at the London Academy of Trading or with JP Morgan at their training centre in Bournemouth.
At Buckswood, we arrange internships for scholars, placing them in companies to ‘learn on the job’.
In typical Buckswood style these are scattered around the globe, giving the scholars to chance to gain a wide variety of skills and contacts across many industries. This year’s placements include; two students at the marketing department at the Lottery of Montenegro, One at the Chinese Financial Institution, Accounting experience in Kazakhstan and Turkey, Insurance Companies in London and on the more unusual front, water-sports in Rye and a Photographic studio in Paris.