At The Market Weighton School we are committed to cultivating students with skills and knowledge for the work place as it is becoming ever more competitive in the jobs market.
Along with personal development day events involving organisations such as KCom, Hull FC, and local colleges the school continues to be committed to Year 10 students participating in work experience over the summer term.
Last year two of our students, along with others, managed to secure apprenticeships from their work placements.
Kiri Thompson-Esteris will be starting as an apprenticeship in September with Ellen Priestley, owner of Eclipse Hairdressing in Market Weighton.
Ellen said: “I had Kiri at the salon for work experience week from TMWS in 2017.
“She soon settled in really well with staff and clients, and I could see she had a lovely nature and real interest in hairdressing.
“As a former college lecturer in hairdressing at East Riding College I can pick up on potential for good hair stylists.
“I had a chat with Kiri and her Mum and was pleased to offer her an intermediate apprenticeship starting in September 2018 providing she gains the required qualifications at school.
“I think she will be a real asset to our team and I hope it has given her the focus to do well in her forthcoming exams.”
George Lee completed a successful week with Hall and Featherstone Ltd of Market Weighton. He started working for them part time over the summer holidays and will be starting his apprenticeship shortly with the company.
Carole Hall said: “Hall and Featherstone has offered young people from TMWS work experience for several years now.
“George came to us for a week last summer for a period of work experience during which he showed great enthusiasm and initiative. We were glad to be able to offer him an apprenticeship when he leaves school this July.”