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This page is for Parents/Carers to find out more about the Careers and Work Experience programmes at Poltair School for our students.

More students information around careers can be found here.

Work Experience

Poltair School’s Work Experience Week for Year 10 is at the end of the school year, during Curriculum Enrichment Week. This will be from Monday 22nd July to Friday 26th July 2024.  The week sees students from our school, working with employers all over the county and beyond, experiencing a wide range different industries. The programme is managed by Ms Turner, our Careers Lead.

At Poltair, we aim to ensure our students have a meaningful and enjoyable experience where they can develop their skills and understanding of today’s workplace.

Throughout the year, students will work on activities with their tutors that help them begin to understand the value of Work Experience equip them with the knowledge and skills to be able to identify which employers can offer them this important opportunity and how they can ensure their applications put them ahead of the competition!   They will learn how to write employer letters, follow up procedures, organising their time and priorities, engaging with professionals for help and advice and so much more.  In addition to this, our team of tutors, Ms Turner and other career professionals will be on hand to help support students throughout the process.


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The 'How to find Work Experience' video as mentioned in the above presentation can be found here.

Downloadable Resources

Parent/Carer Information

Employer Information booklet

Approval and Consent E-Form 2024

In addition to the information above, every student has access to the Veryan website (a database of employers that have previously offered work experience to Cornwall students).

Completed Work Experience Placement Approval & Consent Forms must be returned by the following dates:

Out of County Placements – Friday 9th February 2024

Local Placements (In Cornwall) – Thursday 28th March 2024


Please note that there can be no extension on the above deadlines. Students who fail to meet these deadlines will be enrolled on our in-school work experience week which includes workshops, careers research sessions and a range of visiting speakers.


Poltair Schools Careers lead is:
Mrs Lorraine Turner 

[email protected] 

01726 874520