Route16 offers our young people pathways into employment including the opportunity to set up and run a business, experience work experience placements and engage in apprenticeships with local organisations. All pupils at Beech Lodge study for vocational as well as academic (GCSE) qualifications and many go on to further education but the purpose of Route16 is to give all our older pupils real-life experience with employers in an increasingly challenging working environment.
There is no better place than to experience working with the public than in our very own charity "Apprenticeshop"
Our charity pop-up "Apprenticeshop" in Maidenhead High Street gives our pupils work experience in the retail industry selling ex-showhome, recycled and upcycled homewares.
Our links with employers include:
Shanly Homes - work experience placements and apprenticeship opportunities
Bourne End Marina - work experience placements and Trainee Marina Attendant apprenticeship
FourState - working with us on hands-on retail skills, environmental impact and work experience placements
Braywick Heath Nurseries - work experience placements