Year 11 & 12 Work Experience

The Year 11s completed their work experience on 26, 27 and 28 June. Fantastic placements took place at local businesses including the Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford Chambers, Pond Meadow School, Guildford Shakespeare Company, Barnardo’s, Tillingbourne Junior School, Stricklands Dental Practice and Oxfam. London based placements included Burberry, Lloyds Bank, investment firms, corporate law firms, a talent agency, luxury packaging producers, and a film set.

The Year 12s completed their work experience on 26 and 27 June. Fantastic local placements included Guildford Law Courts, Woking Community Hospital, Stephens & Boltons LLP, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Electronic Arts, Petrofac, Grange Park Opera and Liphook Equine Hospital. Further afield placements included the Royal Albert Hall, Boden & Co, Bristol Employment Tribunal and Thomson Reuters.

Glowing feedback has been coming in from employers (see below), who consistently rated students’ attitude, communication, problem solving, teamwork and independence as ‘excellent’. 100% of employers would host a Tormead student again, so we now have a fabulous list of contacts for the next set of students completing work experience!

Mrs Thie, Careers Advisor

“…was a fantastic team player and showed independence and accuracy when asked to complete a variety of editorial tasks”

“… was very proactive with chatting to the whole office and really engaged in discussion and ideas. Every task that she was given was executed really well with a positive attitude. She was a real joy to have in the office.”

“…listened to the issues being discussed and asked sensible questions afterwards which demonstrated how well she had been paying attention and that she had understood what was going on.”

“…was very personable, interested, articulate and very willing to be involved…it was a real pleasure hosting her…”

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