Work Experience

All Year 12 students attend a week work experience in the Summer term.  There are opportunities to do additional work experience during the holidays too.  Students follow a structured process to apply and secure work experience.  Each stage of the work experience process helps students gain an understanding of employability skills right from the start. Students use a log book to record their experience and gain a written reference.  We have worked with local employers like Boots, Elysium Healthcare, Dollis Hill Junior, Barry M and Young Barnet Foundation.  We have also worked with regional and national employers including UBS, Royal Free London, Moorfield Eye Centre, Evershed Sutherland, HCA Healthcare, and L&Q.

Feedback From Employers 2019

  • If could hire Abigail tomorrow I would. I got the feeling we didn’t have enough complexity in the tasks we gave her to challenge her full abilities - she is good! (UBS)
  • The girls are wonderful. They are engaging with the children here. They communicate well with adults and children and join in with activities.  They are all respectful, helpful and caring.  They are all a credit to your school. (The Rocking Horse Nursery)
  • I have been extremely impressed with Laura's confidence and curiosity throughout her time here at ebay.  A lot of people who worked with her have commented on her ability to get stuck into office life.  I was particularly impressed with her final presentation.  Amazing work Laura! (ebay)
  • Students have been excellent ambassadors for Copthall.  We are very impressed with all the students.  No lateness, attendance is very good. (Elysium Healthcare)

Useful Work Experience Links

Easter Holidays (w/c 8th April & w/c 15th April)

LONDON, ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA – NUMEROUS SPACES AVAILABLE, APPLY ASAP: 5 days work experience ’behind the scenes’ @ top performing arts centre, Yrs 10 & 11 Students

LONDON, Kindred Agency: 1 week at an award winning marketing communications agency, age 16-18

LONDON, Mediacom: 1 week 'apprenticeships insights' work experience at leading media agency, Mediacom age 16-18

LONDON, M&C Saatchi: 1 week at top advertising firm - M&C Saatchi, age 15-18

LONDON, Ofcom: 1 week at communications regulator, Ofcom, age 16-18

*Summer opportunities will be added over the coming months.*

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