Work Experience

Work Experience Week for Year 10 falls at the end of the school year, during Curriculum Enhancement Week. The week sees students from Penrice scattered all over the county experiencing different industries, managed by Mrs. Selley in Careers, to give the students a taster of what proper employment feels like and how to be presentable in the workplace. Below are a few examples of placements from last year’s Year 10s.

Casey-Jane Deller (PR Department, Penrice Academy)

Casey-Jane spent the week covering the activities of Curriculum Enhancement Week, as a roving reporter in the PR Department at Penrice (pictured above)

“Throughout the week I helped to produce the school Newsletter, taking pictures, monitoring social media and interviewing people around the school. Working there has given me more confidence and an idea of what it would actually be like to work as a journalist or reporter. I am also considering it as a future career and I’ve had a brilliant time working this week!”

Ellie Grant (Wilson’s Jewellery, St. Austell)

“I learnt a lot during the week. All of the customers know how to make you smile and laugh! I learnt how to speak formally to people I don’t know. The week was really busy. I had a lot of jobs to do, such as handling and cleaning Jewellery.”

Keenan Hooper – (IMERYS)

“I spent my week fixing specific things, driving a JCB and pretty much doing mechanical maintenance. I learnt about metal work and tools and it has been extremely interesting.”

Sam Higman (Penrice Academy Site Team)

“My week at Penrice was great! I sorted deliveries and did painting and maintenance. It really showed how things work behind the scenes; how much hard work is put in to the things you don’t usually see.”

Olivia Rootes (Indicia)

“Indicia are a costumer engagement Marketing agency. They work with many different clients providing creative and data solutions. I really enjoyed my week there; it really boosted my confidence and has made me think about the future. Everyone there made me feel so welcome. I left with a determination to work hard in school, college and possibly university!”