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Schools work experience

Local schools

We provide a variety of work experience placements for year 10 -11 and post -16 students from schools and colleges with a catchment in the National Park. These are:

  • Queen Elizabeth School (Kirkby Lonsdale)
  • Settle College
  • Aireville School (Skipton)
  • Ermysteds Grammar School (Skipton)
  • Skipton Girls High School
  • Upper Wharfedale School (Threshfield)
  • The Wensleydale School (Leyburn).

Post -16 students from South Craven School (Crosshills) and Craven College (Skipton) are also eligible.

How long are placements?

Placements are usually for one or two weeks only. Unfortunately we are not able to provide school students with long-term, one or two day per week vocational placements.

Are they accredited?

All placements are accredited by the North Yorkshire Business & Education Partnership (NYBEP) or the Cumbria Business & Education Consortium (CBEC).

How can I book a placement?

Placement 'bookings' can only be accepted from the staff who have responsibility for work experience at the schools and colleges with which we work.

If you are a student or parent interested in organising a work experience placement with us, please talk to the appropriate member of staff at your school or college.

I am a member of staff. Who should I contact?

For more details, please contact