Experiences of the Workplace
At Darton Academy we provide a range of experiences of the workplace. We regularly offer virtual work experience opportunities, as well as bespoke physical experiences when opportunities arise. For example, in 2021-22 students undertook virtual medical work experience, while others attended virtual and physical work experience with Price Waterhouse Coopers in Leeds.
When opportunities are added there is a link with the work experience that students can use to register. Students are alerted to these via their school e-mail. In 2022 we are offering a number of opportunities relating to apprenticeships and the new T Levels where students will access workshops and webinars. The Careers Portal has also been embedded onto the website so that parents and students can easily gain access.
Darton Academy has an ongoing agreement with our enterprise link, Premdor, to take groups of students down to the factory for a tour of the workplace. This will follow the speed dating activity carried out in school with our Enterprise Partners and is targeted at year 8 and 9.
Over the academic year, we will be sharing a range of virtual workshops, targeting key groups in order to raise the level of uptake on the careers portal.