Denton Community College’s students sample world of work

STUDENTS at Denton Community College are getting an insight into the world of work thanks to a host of exciting and varied placements.

It is a rite of passage in the lives of teenagers to leave the classroom and dip their toes into an unfamiliar world through work experience.

In April, 266 year 10 students from the college headed into workplaces, ranging from legal firms to hair salons, garages to hospitals.

All students were excited at the prospect of sampling life beyond school and stepping outside their comfort zone.

Hayley Duffy, head of Denton Community College, said: “Work experience provides an insight into a different environment.

“It can help young people decide if a career is for them and it can be very handy when it comes to getting a job.

“Although schools are no longer required to provide work-related learning for Under-16s, here at Denton Community College we understand the benefit of the experience.

“We work alongside Engaging Brighter Places to ensure all our young people are placed in the right environment.

“Most students self-place and family members support the process.

“We would like to thank all the organisations and businesses who opened their doors to the world of work for our young people.”

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