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The John Bentley School

An Outstanding Centre For Learning

Work Experience

Work Experience Overview

Work Experience provides students with valuable experience of the world of work.  It is a great opportunity for them to develop their confidence and communication skills, as well as learning and improving core employability skills. 

The current Government Careers Strategy states:

“Every student should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks. By the age of 16, every pupil should have had at least one experience of a workplace, additional to any part-time jobs they may have. By the age of 18, every pupil should have had one further such experience, additional to any part-time jobs they may have.”

Our work experience programme gives this opportunity to every pupil in Year 10 and Year 12 and we also strive to support any further opportunities for work experience or work shadowing that the pupils manage to secure.









Key Dates 

Year 12 Work Experience: 24th – 28th June 2019

Year 10 Work Experience: 1st – 5th July 2019

Deadline for paperwork: 1st March 2019

Veryan Link 

We have access to a database of work experience providers in the area.  Every student in Years 10 and 12 have a PIN to access this database.  If they have lost this it can be given to them by their form tutor.

Please use this link to access the online database:

The Veryan website is maintained by the Education Business Partnership (EBP) and Careers South West (CSW).  JBS is not responsible for updating or checking the information and some of the content may be out of date.  If you experience any difficulties please contact Mr Smith and he will pass on the information to EBP.

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