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Work Experience

With the new Curriculum for Excellence, the opportunity for senior pupils to gain work experience has been given greater focus. As a result, all S4 to S6 pupil will have the chance to cultivate their skills in a workplace environment.

 There are 3 types of work experience and they are as follows:

  • Extended Placements - This is a placement which involves an increased length of time in the workplace. Due to the impact on the pupil's timetable, special permission must be granted by senior management and all third parties involved.
  • Flexible Placements (Work Experience WAO) - This placement is merged into the pupils' timetable and is a placement which offers experience in the vocation that the pupil wishes to pursue.
  • Targeted Placements - A week-long placement for pupils who are unsure of their career path and who may need more assistance in finding a placement


To apply for work experience, please collect an application form from Mrs Patterson in Business.

The next step is for you to find an employer who will provide a work experience placement. (Mrs Patterson can help if you fail to find an employer).

Once an employer has been identified and Mrs Patterson has been informed, the council must carry out checks.

When checks have been completed, Mrs Patterson will contact the employer and find a suitable date for the work experience to begin.

 Work Experience Opportunities


My World of Work (Work Experience)

BBC Scotland

Scottish Water

National Museums Scotland