Work experience

Learner Harry organising the books for WESC's Ebay
Harry organising the books for WESC Foundation’s eBay store

Work experience introduces our young people to a range of experiences. It also offers an insight into the world of work.

Work experiences helps develop skills and experiences including:

  • preparing for work
  • travelling to work
  • working with other people in a team
  • practising communication skills
  • considering others’ points of view
  • learning how and where they can make their contribution in a commercial environment.

We build work experience into each student’s weekly College timetable. This ensures that they exceed the recommended ten days of work experience per academic year. Ther is also a continuity of attendance, consistency of purpose and reinforcement of skills.

WESC Foundation has excellent links with a number of partners. This gives our students a wide choice of organisations to choose from. We have previously worked with businesses including:

  • Exeter City Football Club
  • Café 24 at Countess Wear
  • Topsham Garage
  • Exeter Community Centre
  • KFC
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Sense Cafe 55
  • Exmouth Open Door Cafe
  • St Sidwell’s Community Cafe
  • Cats Protection Rehoming Centre
  • Crealy
  • Countess Wear Community School.