Leeds West Academy


Work Experience

Students at Leeds West Academy will participate in a work experience programme during Year 10.  Planning for this starts in September and usually takes place the second week in March.

The dates for this academic year are:  15th - 19th March 2021

Students are encouraged to source their own placements, which helps them gain the skills they will need when it comes to finding a job in the future.  Our Sponsor Leeds City College, source the rest of the work placements in a variety of sectors including catering, childcare and retail.  All placements are subject to having employer liability insurance.

Wherever the work experience, all placements will be checked against health & safety requirements.  Students are visited by a member of Leeds West Academy when on placement.

Below shows the timetable of the placement process.

Own Placement Timeline



Supporting Documents

Work Experience Information
Experience Booklet
Pre 16 WE Health and Safety Form