Swindon sixth formers experience life outside school with work placement days

By Jessica Durston - 12 January 2023

EducationSecondary

Staff at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy Sixth Form say their students had an exciting start to the New Year with the opportunity to experience life outside of Sixth Form.

Students at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy's Sixth Form were invited this month to partake in some work experience days with local organisations and businesses. 

The Sixth Form team say they have had offers for work experience, apprenticeships and study days, for their students from companies including BBC Wiltshire Radio, NHS Allied Healthcare, University of Bath, University College Oxford, St James Place Wealth Management, Dental Mentor and even big brands such as Jaguar Land Rover and BP.  

On Sunday 8 January, RWBA Sixth Form students were invited to a work experience sessions with NHS Allied Healthcare. 

The sessions were said to have given sixth formers the opportunity to gain healthcare work experience and have some questions answered.

The school says it is the largest programme offered for students who are looking to go into careers such as Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy and more.  

A spokesperson from RWBA Sixth Form team said: "We are committed to, and passionate about, preparing students for higher education and employment and take great pride in the opportunities they can share with the students.

"This is something that is widely celebrated in the school newsletter, and we will continue to help offer work experience opportunities at our school, to help the Sixth Form students strive to reach their goals."

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