Work Experience

Work Experience Week Monday 14th March 2022

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At some point in each of our lives we are all reliant on being presented with an opportunity…
"It's amazing what can happen when you give young people an opportunity.  They thrive on it, they don't let you down." -   Sir Alex Ferguson

The Sky Academy is committed to meeting Gatsby Benchmarks and also providing all our learners with exciting work experience placements where they can grow. We need to work together and capitalise on the network we are building, to provide careers guidance and encounters that are dynamic and link to the real employment opportunities available in the future. 

Benchmark 5 states that all pupils should have encounters with employers and employees that result in a better understanding of the workplace and the potential career paths open to them.

Gatsby Benchmark 6 states that experience of the workplace environment allows pupils to understand the context in which they could one day be working.

At The Sky Academy we are determined that the overwhelming majority of pupils have at least one meaningful encounter with an employer every year and that the overwhelming majority of pupils have had a meaningful experience of a workplace by the end of year 11 and we are keen to continue to enhance this offer. If you are an employer able to offer work experience, be “called to action” and support our students on their journey!

If you are able to support by offering work experience please contact the Careers Leader Kevin McKain at The Sky Academy, Tel:  01823 275 569.

“Experience is the teacher of all things” Julius Caesar

We would like to say a massive thank you to our Partners who have provided work experience, workplace encounters and enabled encounters with employees:

  • ISG
  • Maidenhead Aquatics
  • Butlins,
  • Hamilton Park Nursing Home
  • Summerhayes Fisheries
  • Army
  • Argos
  • Asda
  • Hestercombe House
  • Meadow Lea Farm.
  • EDF
  • Tudor Bridgwater
  • Atom Cars
  • RJD Scaffolding Limited
  • Willowbrook Nursery and Garden Centre
  • 40 Commandos
  • Action Track
  • Special Educational Needs. Somerset Expertise ( is a collaborative partnership between all of the special schools and specialist provision within Somerset.