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External Placements

As well as Internal Placements to our off-site Centres; Mount Tamar School Maintains close relationships with local employers and Further Education Providers to provide our students with even more opportunities for Placements, Taster Sessions, and Transition periods.

To get the most out of these:
  • Find out about the different ways you can gain the work experience you need to impress employers and get hired, whether you go to university first or not:

https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/skills-and-experience/388-work-experience-for-school-students-what-you-need-and-how-to-get-it

  • Make the most of your work experience by finding out what to wear, how to impress and what you should do once it is completed:

https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/skills-and-experience/313849-how-to-make-the-most-of-your-work-experience-placement

Our Work Experience Partners

As a school, Mount Tamar takes great pride in developing relationships with our work experience partners to ensure that we can provide dedicated and bespoke experiences for each and every student who undertakes any form of experience in the World of Work.

The National Marine Aquarium

The National Marine Aquarium is the UK’s largest aquarium. It is run by the Ocean Conservation Trust, a charity dedicated to connecting people with the Ocean.  The NMA tells the story of the Ocean through a journey around the world, building emotional connections to the Ocean with all who visit.

Mount Tamar has an ongoing partnership with the Plymouth Marine Aquarium providing our pupils with exciting enhanced learning experiences.

Some of the advantages we have are:

  1. Full use of the Aquarium environment at any time for sensory quiet time or cross-curricular learning.
  2. A full series of Science workshops.
  3. Free family access.
  4. Free staff access.
  5. Annual SEND Careers event.
  6. Work Experience opportunities.

Dartmoor Zoo

Mount Tamar has an ongoing partnership with Dartmoor Zoo providing our pupils with exciting enhanced learning experiences.

Some of the advantages we have are:

  1. Full use of the Zoo environment at any time for sensory quiet time or cross-curricular learning.
  2. A full series of Science workshops.
  3. Free family access.
  4. Free staff access.
  5. Work Experience opportunities.

TEC Construction Builders

TEC continues to develop the strong reputation of being one of the leading privately-owned regional contractors in the Southwest.

Their mission is to provide the highest professional standards of quality, value, and customer service.

They are proud to have completed both internal and external refurbishments to some of the most notable buildings throughout the Southwest. Accordingly, this is why we are proud to be able to have work experience with this company

Mrs Brown's

This is a small cake business based in Plymouth owned by Georgie Rowe!

She opened Mrs Browns when she was only 17 years old in late 2013. It was a massive decision to make in her life, and as she says you never get anywhere without a bit of a risk! She pours all her passion & love into her business with heaps of support from her family, colleagues and customers!  Seven years later, her dream of owning my small family run business is thriving. Georgie goes by the motto of DREAM BIG – you can do anything you put your mind to. As well as understanding that everyone needs a little bit of inspiration! It’s anywhere and everywhere, sometimes we just don’t see what’s right in front of us! 

Well Georgie is always right in front of our students and she wows them all of the time

YGS Landscaping

YGS Landscapes were established in 1973 and incorporated as a limited company in 2006.

Steve Warren-Brown, founder & current MD of the company, originally traded out of Steer Point,  Brixton, as Yealm Gardening Services until, in 1997, he moved the company to their current premises in Plympton.

 

Tesco

We are proud to work together with Tesco Transit Way to offer our pupils a full range of work experiences.