"Developing the independent, self-confident learner"
Work experience is a key component of our University & Life Skills programme and all students in the Lower Sixth are encouraged and aided in the process of gaining useful work experience.
For some career choices and degree courses, such as Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Veterinary Medicine, this is essential. But, more and more, we find that universities are looking to see that students have developed some of the valuable skills which can only be gained through a work experience placement - whether it be directly related to their degree course or not.
Students are taught how to construct a CV, write a covering letter and how to prepare for job interviews. They are positively encouraged to develop the crucial interpersonal skills required in today's working environment, often lost on those young people who interact almost entirely through social media.
Albemarle has developed contacts with an extensive network of professionals working in Law, Finance, the Health Service, the Media and Engineering. We are therefore able to make use of this network to secure work placements for many of our students. Very often parents and guardians of current and ex-students also offer placements for our students. The ULS team at Albemarle liaises with the University of London colleges who offer Taster Courses for students seeking to enter professions like Medicine, Dentistry, Law, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy. Students are also able to benefit from advice given to them by their Curriculum Manager.
"Work experience is vital to students achieving places on the more competitive degree courses."
One-year A-Level Group Coordinator
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