Work Experience

GW Work Experience Flyer 2017

It can be difficult to decide what you want to do when you leave school if you haven’t had much experience of the different types of work that are out there. How can you know if you’d enjoy working in an office if you’ve never set foot in one, or if you’d like to work as an accountant when you have no idea what an accountant does?

Work experience is a great way to gain experience in and understanding of different work environments and careers. It allows you the opportunity to meet people who do the job you are considering, and to get an idea of what a day in the life of that person is like.

If you are a student in our Sixth Form then you are able to request work experience at any time by getting in contact with Miss Hedley for Year 12 and Miss Jenkinson for Year 13, who will help you to find and apply for work experience.

All Sixth Form students are encouraged to take on regular voluntary projects or work experience placements, and we are happy to help in coordinating this.

Click on the icon below to view 2016 work experience placements

Work Experience


Work Experience Employers 2016

Academy FM

Age UK

Barclays Bank

Broadmeadow Care Home

British Heart Foundation

Capel-le-ferne Preschool

Castle Hill Primary

Cyma Architects

Debonair Tea

Dover Magistrates Court

Feral child Atelier

Folkestone Academy

Folkestone Herald

Folkestone Owl Sanctuary

Folkestone Primary Academy

H.V. Wooding

Howletts Wild Animal Park

Hythe Bay Primary

Kingswood Activity Centre

Lloyds Bank

Lydd Aero Club

Magee Gammon Chartered


Meritum Care

Morehall Primary

Oaklands Health Centre

Paydens Pharmacy


RSPCA Canterbury


Saltwood Primary

Sandgate Primary

Selsted CEP School

Shepway District Council

Shepway Sports Trust

Smarty-Pants Nursery

Southeastern Rail

St Eanswythe’s Primary School

St Martin’s Primary School

St Mary’s Primary School

St Peter’s Primary School

Strand House

Strickland Accountancy Ltd

Swiss RE

The Beacon School

The Workshop

Walker Construction

Waterstones; Canterbury