Lincolnshire businesses inspire Skegness Grammar School students into the world of work

Year 12 students from Skegness Grammar School, part of the David Ross Education Trust, have been supported by employers from across Lincolnshire as they gained their first experiences within the world of work. 

45 sixth formers at Skegness Grammar School took advantage of placements with a number of organisations across Lincolnshire, where they had the opportunity to experience what it is like to work in finance, education, engineering, design and politics.

As part of the school’s work experience programme, two lucky students had the opportunity to work alongside Lincolnshire Police. Lewis Haigh and Hannah Charles spent time with response officers, detectives, neighbourhood teams and the police property officer, where both students were able to see the importance of working as part of a team, time management and communication skills when dealing with members of the public.

Colin Haigh, Chief Inspector at Lincolnshire Police, said: “From accompanying detectives on a robbery investigation, to helping our neighbourhood team with a school’s career day, both Lewis and Hannah were positive, enthusiastic and eager to learn all aspects of policing.”

Skegness Grammar School student, Thomas Webster, was fortunate enough to spend his week with Matt Warman, MP for Boston and Skegness. During this time, Thomas was able to learn more about how our local MP helps members of the local community with their concerns by representing them in parliament.

Thomas said: “My work experience has encouraged me to pursue a career in politics more than ever! Spending time with Mr Warman has provided me with a valuable insight into the world of Westminster and life within parliament.”

Evie Dales, who took part in work experience at Sunshine Children’s Centre in Burgh-Le-Marsh, said: “This week has provided me with new skills that I didn’t know I had before. The people that I worked with really helped me to improve on these skills throughout the week.”

Tom Wardell, Head of Sixth Form at Skegness Grammar School, said: “As part of the David Ross Education Trust, we are committed to delivering a world-class education that creates confident, well-rounded young people in the classroom and in the workplace.

“Work experience is a crucial part of helping our students to get noticed within a competitive jobs market, and with their applications to university. We feel that it is vital for our young people to understand the working world and develop skills that you cannot teach solely within the classroom.

“This is why our work experience week has been so beneficial for our students. We cannot thank local employers enough for their kind support.”

If you would like to find out more about life at Skegness Grammar School, please contact 01754 610 000 or email enquiries@skegnessgrammar.co.uk.