Preparation for University

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All students at FES have a work preparation course as part of their full time programme.

Students are encouraged to organise their own work experience, set up an in-house business or work with their Personal Coach to secure a placement at one of our employer partners. They have the unique opportunity to work alongside our partners, gaining valuable feedback and receiving assistance with interviews for future work placements.

Students are prepared for a wide range of progression routes including apprenticeships, university and employment through a variety of workshops, seminars and activities. Students planning to go to university have dedicated support with the UCAS process and a programme of activities and experiences designed to enhance their personal statement.

Work experience

Work experience is a key component of 16 to 19 study programme and we aim to give our students the opportunity to develop their career choices, get a first taste of work, and develop those critical employability skills needed for real working conditions.

All students are expected to undertake work experience/work-related training as part of their ‘non-qualification activity’. The students work experience take many forms including work tasters; running a student enterprise; participation in social action, volunteering or a work placement.

Youth Social Action

At Fulham Enterprise Studio School we encourage our students to take practical action in the service of others to create positive change.  These youth social actions are incorporated into our study programmes alongside other work experience so as to allow our students to hone their work-related skills and behaviours and to have a positive impact on our local community.

Work placements

Fulham Enterprise Studio School aims to have all students at a placement with an external employer. This enables students to experience the real demands of the working environment, independent from their peers and their tutors, and put into practice the transferable and sector-specific skills they have learned. This has the greatest impact on students’ employability. In addition, students can often get employer references for their performance which provides evidence for their CV, or the offer of a job on completion of their course.

Employer involvement

Whenever possible Fulham Enterprise Studio School will ask our work experience partners to deliver units of work, participate in enterprise events and our open events.  This allows the students to gain a deeper understanding of their subject matter and develop the employability skills attitudes and behaviours that are expected in the workplace so that they can progress successfully into paid employment