S5 pupils have the opportunity to complete a Work Experience Program in a company during the last two weeks of the school year or during the school holidays.
S6 and S7 pupils may do the same during the school holidays. However, S7 pupils may not participate in a work experience program AFTER they passed their Baccalaureate: they would not be considered as pupils from our school and would not be covered by the school insurance during their work experience.
The duration of the work experience program may be one or two weeks.
The Work Experience Project’s main objective is to give pupils an experience in a professional environment. They will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge as well as their personal and social skills. It doesn’t aim to prepare pupils for a specific career, even though it may of course provide interesting insights for their future orientation.
Pupils may not receive any remuneration for their work experience, as it is part of their school program. School insurance covers pupils in business and workplaces that have been approved by the school.
Pupils need to find a company for their work experience themselves, with the support of their section’s orientation coordinator, who can answer their questions related to the project.
During their week(s) in the company, pupils work and observe the business’s structure as well as the working conditions of the different categories of workers. They will turn their observations into a report, which will be part of the evaluation of their work experience.
For pupils to receive the Work Experience Certificate awarded by the school, they must hand in the following documents to their career counselor:
1-The Assessment grid filled in by the company
2-The Work experience report (at least one typed page)
What are the steps for participating in a work experience program ?
December to June
Look for a company or an individual who is willing to take you in for the work experience.
Obtain the Work Experience Agreement from the Career Counselor of your language section. It needs to be filled in and signed by the pupil (as well as a parent for underage pupils) and by the representative of the company.
Hand in four copies of the completed Work Experience Agreement forms to your language section careers counselor BEFORE starting your work experience.
Deadline for handing in all work experience contracts (4 copies)
After receiving the signed agreements, the career counselor will give you the company assessment grid to be filled in by the company.
Hand in to your career counselor:
-The Assessment grid filled in by the company
-The Work experience report (at least one typed page)
We would like to remind you that the work experience certificate will not be awarded without these documents !
Ceremony and Certificates