In an increasingly competitive marketplace, employers are looking for recruits who are prepared to go the extra mile to secure the career they want.
We believe that gaining work experience whilst still at school helps to demonstrate this commitment and also assists students in making the right careers decisions for them. We actively encourage our older secondary students to seek work experience in the holidays in their chosen area of interest. Our students also take part in Project Trident.
Project Trident is a work experience scheme that all Jersey secondary schools participate in. It provides a unique opportunity to experience working life while still at school. Our students experience Trident during Year 10, for 2 or 3 weeks in March and generally find the experience extremely beneficial.
Why do we do Trident?
Trident provides the opportunity to experience work while still at school. It is part of the school curriculum and gives students the chance to:
- work alongside adults as part of a team
- develop and practice a range of new and essential skills
- become more confident in their abilities
- relate their school curriculum and qualifications to the work place
- make more informed decisions about their future
- gain a real understanding of working life and employers' expectations
- build contacts that may help them with future employment
We strive to provide our Sixth Formers with work experience relevant to their career aspirations wherever possible and we regularly have Sixth Form students working in finance, law, marketing and accountancy during their school holidays. Our relationships with local businesses are extremely strong and our students remain extremely sought after by employers locally.
We also encourage our Sixth Formers to take part in one of the work shadowing schemes run locally. These include the Institute of Directors Work Shadowing Scheme and the Work Shadowing Schemes organised by the Construction Council and the Jersey Chartered Institute of Marketing. Each scheme provides our students with the chance to learn in a real business environment, whilst also building their confidence and their presentation skills.