my-work-experience data book

my-work-experience data book is not like any other work experience diary or record book. In conjunction with our website, the book will also help develop a student’s enterprise skills and requires minimal preparation and support by teachers. The data book also provides evidence for Ofsted to show that effective enterprise teaching has taken place.

Suitable for:

  • Students of all abilities undertaking work experience.
  • Developing Enterprise learning while undertaking a work experience or work related learning programme.

Size: 148mm x 90mm Portrait 44pp (40pp Text + 4pp cover)

An attractive and appealing pocket sized resource that links to a supporting website.

Purchase of the data book gives 12 months free access to the supporting website.

Supplied in multiples of  ten shrink wrapped in plastic

(£1.00 per data book)

no longer available

Work Experience Certificate

Recognise and reward the hard work and achievement of your students on work experience without the need of a formal qualification.  certificates will validate that a quality work experience programme has been delivered by your school, and are printed with the criteria for award on the reverse.

A4 single sheet (120gsm ultra smooth white)

Supplied with Word / Excel mail merge files (by email) with instructions to help schools print names of students and their work placements


Teacher Guide

This guide provides teachers with everything they need to know about the programme. It contains a page-by-page guide to the data book and the related materials found on the website, with suggestions for classroom activities and teacher support.


Teacher Guide

A5 booklet 32pp
(28pp Text + 4pp cover)


no longer available

My Work Experience Record

Launched in September 2014, My Work Experience Record is a A4 work booklet for students, aged 16 and above, studying in sixth forms and colleges.

» Download a specimen copy

This clear and well presented booklet is designed to allow students to record all aspects of their work experience including:

  • Details about the student, school/college and work placement
  • Advice and Guidance, Keeping safe and Target setting
  • Diary pages to record experiences day-by-day for up to 10 days
  • Notes about the organisation, its aims and objectives and the people who work in it
  • Self assessment, Employer assessment and Tutor assessment
  • Notes on a work based Project if required

Teacher Guide

A4 work booklet
(16pp Text + 4pp cover)





» Download a specimen copy

Ten Top Tips for Students, Teachers, Parents and Employers

This series of cards act as a aid-memoir for students, parents, employers and teachers visiting students on work placements to help them make work experience a success

Colourful credit card size resource that can be easily carried.

Coated to make it durable and hard wearing

Sold in packs of 25 for £3.00 a pack

(12p each)


Ten Top Tips for Keeping You Safe

An aid-memoir for students on Work Experience to remind them of the key things to remember about Health and Safety.

Colourful credit card size resource that can be easily carried.

Coated to make it durable and hard wearing

Sold in packs of 25 for £3.00 a pack

(12p each)

Top Tips for a Successful Interview

An amusing aid–memoir for students to remind them of the key things they need to do ensure that they have a successful interview.
Printed on both sides - On the reverse it tells them what NOT to do

Colourful credit card size resource that can be easily carried.

Coated to make it durable and hard wearing

Sold in packs of 25 for £3.00 a pack

(12p each)


Work Booklets

my-work-experience log book

A 40 page booklet that takes the student from self assessment and preparation for work experience to recording and evaluation of a flexible period of actual work experience.


log book cover

A4 booklet 40pp
(36pp Text + 4pp cover)




Keeping safe at work

A 20 page booklet that takes a student through a learning programme that is designed to help the student stay safe during a practical work experience placement.


Keeping safe cover

A4 booklet 20pp
(16pp text + 4pp cover)




no longer available

Enterprise at work

A 28 page booklet that seeks to use the experience of a work placement to learn and develop ‘enterprise skills’.


Enterprise cover

A4 booklet 28pp
(24pp text + 4pp cover)



no longer available


Certificates CD-Rom

A CD containing 6 certificates (3 formal, 3 informal) for you to award to you students. Each certificate is supplied as a Word document so that you can adapt as required and add students’ names either manually or by mail merge.

CD containing 6 Word files



no longer available

Work Booklets

The above resources, and more, are provided on a USB flash pen in various electronic formats (including Word documents, pdf documents and jpeg image files) so that teachers and lecturers can adapt the materials to suit the particular learning needs of their students.

» More information about Special needs resources

usb pen

USB flash pen containing Word/pdf/jpeg files, accessible through loader application

Purchase of the flash pen gives 12 months free access to website




Guide to finding a work experience placement

With Sections on:

  • How do I choose my work placement
  • How can I find my work placement
  • How do I make contact and get my work placement, and Appendices
  • Advice for parents
  • Job descriptions (describing over 50 common work experience placements)
  • Preparing for an interview, this 21 page A4 guide will provide everything your students will need to be successful in finding their own work placements.



A4 pdf document.



This document is ONLY available in electronic form.


Licence to make unlimited copies for use by students in the purchasing school/college.

Payment by credit/debit card - PayPal


Schools may order and receive an invoice for this item, but MUST supply a suitable email address to which the pdf file will be sent.

order now Work Placement ( is a web application designed by to provide learners of all ages with a unique way of keeping a live record of their experiences whilst on a work placement from any mobile phone, tablet or computer.

My Work Placement allows users to record their work experiences wherever they are, with no booklets or paper notes for them to carry around and no risk of losing their records.

You can start using for FREE - sign up now.

Free to use

My Work Placement is free to use, and will allow users to

  • Keep a daily dairy of their experiences for two days
  • Add up two photos to their diary
  • Access information to support their work experience, including Personal Targets, Preparing for interview and Health and Safety
  • Map their experience to targets
  • Print a final report of their work experience
  • Share their record with friends (or future employers!)


Upgrade for for extra features

Individual users can update their My Work Placement registration at any time for just £1.50 to get these extra features

  • Make unlimited diary entries
  • Add unlimited photos
  • Assess and evaluate their experiences
  • Supervisor assessment – a request is sent by email from My Work Placement to the user’s supervisor and the supervisor’s response is added to the user’s assessment record
  • Record and print out a work based project (of particular relevance to older students who are required to carry out a work based study whilst on work experience)
  • Access to over 400 work based project ideas from fourteen business areas
View Work Based Project Areas

Work Based Project business areas

  • Business administration and finance
  • Construction and the built environment
  • Creative and media
  • Engineering
  • Environmental and land-based studies
  • Hair and beauty studies
  • Hospitality         
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing and product design
  • Public services
  • Retail business
  • Society health and development
  • Sports and active leisure
  • Travel and tourism


School / College Licence

The work based project will be of particular relevance to older students who are required to carry out a work based study whilst on work experience and is only available on the upgraded plan.

Schools and colleges may purchase a licence for students to use the fully featured version for 12 months as follows:

  • Single Group licence - £45 for up to 100 students + £25 for each additional 100 students

» Licence Features

  • Multigroup licence - £80 for up to 100 students + £35 for each additional 100 students

» Licence Features

» Order licence now


Schools and colleges purchasing My Work Experience Record booklets may also purchase a 12 month licence to access our website.

This will allow their students to access  useful information to support their work experience, including access to over 400 work based projects.


Price: £10

» Order licence now



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