Work Experience & Careers

At Wilmington Academy, we are incredibly proud that all of our Year 13 Leavers in 2020 left us with clear progression pathways. All of these students are either in education, employment or training.

Those choosing to go on to higher education were able to secure their first choice universities and courses. Apprenticeship placements covered a wide variety of industries including business, engineering, nursing and quantity surveying.

Our Destinations – Summer 2020

2020 Year 13 destinations pie chart

Engaging with Local Employers for Regular Work Experience

We at Wilmington recognise the importance of all students taking part in work experiences that both broaden their horizons and develop their skills. We have offered several students the opportunity to work with professionals to support their studies.

Work Experience in Post-16

Our ‘Beyond the Qualifications’ ethos places an importance on students gaining real practical experience of work in context, in order to develop their employability and progress prospects. Our students therefore undertake two weeks work experience in the summer with a focus on future career aspirations or higher education.

Last year our students went to a varied selection of employers.  Some are listed below:

  • Marks & Spencers
  • Southwark Coroners Court
  • Premier Inn
  • Willmott Dixon
  • NWK Age UK
  • Rothschild Merchant Bank

and many more.

Our work Experience this year will be from Monday 1st July 2023 – Friday 12th July 2023.