Work Experience

Why Do Work Experience?

Work Experience provides an understanding of the real world of work and helps students understand and develop the key skills and personal qualities which are sought by employers.

After completing Work Experience, students can make informed decisions about their future careers and ensures that they are well prepared for the adult working environment.

In turn, this helps students understand the relevance of school to future work and learning, improves the employability of the students and develop their maturity and self-confidence.

We work with Services for Young People to provide every Year 10 student with a Work Experience Placement. https://www.servicesforyoungpeople.org/careers/

For all Work Experience queries please email careers@goff.herts.sch.uk

The Work Experience booklet for 2023 can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. 

Employer feedback

Freya Hackett Ford – Sunshine Nursery and Preschool

Supervisor was extremely pleased with Freya and commented that she had been excellent at working with the students, getting involved and communicating with the young ones of different ages/uses different languages. “Excellent time keeping, great language skills, very enthusiastic, great communication with staff”.

Alfie Wayman – Creswick Primary and Nursery School

“Placement going well Alfie seems to be enjoying it and is doing a great job!”

Emily Trupia – PayPoint PLC 

Great feedback on Emily from employers and Emily would really recommend the placement to others.

Samuel Ripley – JR Property Services

“Sam surprised them all with how confident he has been, he has been able to get really involved this week with viewings and the legal side of a house being under offer.”

Nell Edwards – CHEXS

“Nell has been involved in meetings and has put her own ideas across and also been able to go out to visits as she has been doing so well.”

Lyndsey Englebrecht – St Augustine's

The Employer is very impressed by Lyndsey and how she has engaged with the placement, her attitude and interaction with the students has been great.

Arthur Zaghlul – Birch Community (Previously Theobalds Estate)

“Arthur listens, he takes what is said on board, really lovely young man great attitude, has been given tasks above and beyond and has just got on with them.”

Katherine Bunch – Harper Collins

The employer has described Katherine as a “breath of fresh air” and “a credit to the school”.

Michaella Boakye – HCC Broxbourne Day Service

Supervisor was very positive about Michaella and her great people skills/ability to communicate with the adults, “she is very good at assisting in games”.

Harry Brunton - Giambrone’s Italian Deli & Coffee Bar

“Harry has been excellent – we have offered him a Saturday job!”

Grace Curtis – Goffs Academy – English Department

“What a lovey student, always polite and keen to support in any way I have asked her to, she has worked extremely well with the students, Grace has been confident and positive towards the students. She has been a great asset to me, I would love a TA now and again. Grace has a good rapport with the students, and they seemed to enjoy working with her, she came to me a couple of times when she had her free periods, that was thoughtful of her.”

Work Experience Booklet 2023

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Work Experience Booklet 2023 18th Nov 2022 Download