FAQ Work experience

The school gives to 5th and 6th year students the opportunity to participate in « work experience ».

Work experience is not compulsory but highly recommended. As of next year, WEX wll be compulsory for S5 students. Next year will be the last option for S6 students to conclude WEX placements.

The work experience is scheduled for the two weeks after the Year 5 and 6 final exams or at any other moment during school summer holidays. We prefer this activity to be undertaken in the same organisation. However, we accept it could be done in two different organisations (one week each), if necessary.

This activity is not paid and it is covered by the school insurance.

  • It makes the pupils think about their further education or career and their professional future.
  • It gives the pupils an opporunity to discover the "working environment" especially in their field of interest.
  • This experience will help the pupils make better decisions on their options at school.
  • This experience could develop their communication skills and their ability to interact with others.
  • It can, in some cases, allow the pupils to improve their knowledge of languages.
  • It is an asset on their C.V. or in an application-file for future studies.
Work experience can be done in Brussels or if possible, more or less, anywhere all around the world.
Parents undertake to pay the travel and living costs. We recommend the pupils to do their work experience in a
place where they can use their L2 or L3.
The pupils and their parents must find a placement by themselves. The school does not provide any list or contact. Here are some tips on how to proceed:
  • To compose a CV and letter of application with the help of the teachers, if necessary.
  • To ask for advice to parents, friends, former pupils who did a work experience. This will allow you to get some connections.
  • Look on internet and find out onformation on the companies, find the ones that interest you then send a CV and application letter.
  • Do not hesitate to call the organization representatives to support their own application and to get an interview.
  • Don't wait the very last moment to apply and take the deadline of the contract handout (before the end of May) into account.


  • The school provides a work experience contract which makes the placement legal and gets the pupils covered during their internship.
  • The school deals with special cases and intervenes, if a problem appears during the work experience.
  • The school delivers a work experience certificate to those who provide a work experience report and an evaluation grid signed by the adult responsible for the internship.
  1. Once a pupil has been accepted, he/she must download a work experience contract from the EEB3 website and have three original copies filled and signed by the pupils, the parents, the organization representative and the Director of the school.
  2. The three contracts have to be signed by all stakeholders and sent to EEB3 before the beginning of the placement and before the scheduled deadline, otherwise the placement won't be insured by the School.
  3. After the internship the pupil must hand over a work experience report and an evaluation table, signed by the adult responsible of the internship.
  1. The pupils and their parents must download and print three hard copies of it from the school website (available in FR and EN).
  2. The pupils and their parents must complete and sign up each copy of the contract.
  3. The pupil must post the three copies of the contract to the organisation/company representative before the deadline.
  4. The representative must fill and sign up the three contracts and send them to Mrs Ypofanti at EEB3 before the deadline.
These are the cases the School accepts to take into consideration after the deadline:
  • Application to work experience at Eurocontrol 'special selection procedure).
  • Application to a work experience at the EU Council (special selection procedure).
  • Application to  an organisation who emailed an agreement for the internship before the deadline, but sent the three contracts afterwards.
  1. Once collected at school by Mrs Ypofanti, the three contracts are transferred to the Head of EEB3 to be signed up.
  2. One copy is filed by the school and the two others are handed over to the pupils.
  3. The pupil must send or hand over the company representative a copy of the contract signed by the school.

As representatives of their school, the pupils must behave in an appropriate way. It means the pupils must:

  • Follow the dress  code.
  • Arrive on time and be respectful
  • Make sure they take the placement seriously.

The pupil's behaviour is evaluated by the adult in charge of the placement.

When the pupil complete their placement, they will be asked to write a report (of about 1000words) and hand it over by the end of the October holidays  to Mrs Ypofanti. This report may be drafted in English, French or German and has to be divided into three sections:

  • An overview of the characteritics of the company or the organization.
  • A detailed outline of their activity during the placement.
  • An assessment about what this training course has offered to them.
  • An evaluation grid is provided to the pupils at the beginning of the work experience and it has to be given to the adult in charge of the internship.
  • According to this grid, different aspects of the pupils behaviour and skills are evaluated.
  • It will be also an evidence that the pupils have properly undertaken their placement.
  • Once the work experience is over, the evaluation grid must be posted/emailed by the company to Mrs Ypofanti.
  • When the evaluation grid and the report are provided, the school will deliver a work experience  certificate to the pupils.
To get a work experience certificate from the school, the pupils must hand over:
  • A work experience report.
  • An evaluation grid with favorable comments from the adult responsible of the internship.