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​​​Placement dates 2024

Trident placements are full-time for 2 weeks.

2024 placement dates Last day to apply

Beaulieu Convent School

26 February to 8 March

Monday 16 October 2023

De La Salle College

17 June to 28 June

Monday 20 November 2023

Grainville School

3 June to 14 June

Monday 20 November 2023

Haute Vallee School

8 July to 19 July

Monday 20 November 2023

Hautlieu School

29 January to 9 February

Monday 16 October 2023

Jersey College for Girls

8 July to 19 July

Monday 20 November 2023

Le Rocquier School

17 June to 28 June

Monday 20 November 2023

Les Quennevais School

11 March to 22 March

Monday 16 October 2023

Victoria College

3 June to 14 June

Monday 20 November 2023

About Trident

Trident is an unpaid work experience programme that all Jersey students in secondary schools take part during Year 10. It’s an opportunity to experience working life while at school.

Trident is part of the school curriculum and gives students the chance to:

  • work alongside adults as part of a team 
  • develop and practice essential skills such as time management, teamwork, initiative and communication
  • become more confident in your abilities
  • relate your school curriculum and qualifications to the work place
  • make more informed decisions about your future
  • gain a real understanding of working life and employers’ expectations
  • build contacts that may help you with future employment

Trident information for students (work experience launch)

Trident information for parents

How to apply for your Trident placement

Your school will talk to you about the programme and explain what you have to do.

You’ll need to:

  1. log on the Skills Jersey work experience database. You’ll receive your username and password in your school email
  2. select 6 equal choices from our list of opportunities
  3. print and complete the application form

There are around 500 options to choose from in our database or you can arrange your own work placement.

You can be placed in any of your choices so make sure you’re happy with them. You cannot change your placement after an employer confirms it.

Trident Student Application Guide

What to consider when you choose

You should choose a placement that really interests you. It can be something:

  • you’re thinking of doing as your career and you want to see what it's like
  • you have always wanted to try but you do not want to do it as a full-time job

You should also consider:

  • the placement location and how you’ll get there each day 
  • the environment you would like to experience such as working in an office, outside, in a group or more individually
  • if you would like to be customer facing or work behind the scene

Some placements are seasonal and you can only choose them during some periods.

Arrange your own work placement

If there’s an organisation not on our database you can contact them and ask if they would offer you work experience. Make sure you check the placement list on Skills Jersey database first.

To arrange your own work placement:

  1. complete the online form below
  2. send to the organisation the new employer application form for them to complete. You can find the link to the online form on the Trident information for employers
  3. apply for your Trident placement, including selecting 6 equal choices

After we receive the applications from you and the employer we’ll contact the organisation to confirm they agree to give you a placement.

It’s your responsibility to make sure the organisation completes and returns their application. If we do not receive the information in time you will have to go on another placement.

You cannot work with close relatives.

Trident student own work placement form

After your placement is confirmed

We try to confirm your placement 3 weeks before your placement period.

You’ll receive an information pack at school that includes: 

  • interview letter
  • blue agreement form
  • placement description
  • information sheet
  • letter to your parents

When you receive your information pack you’ll need to contact your placement provider as soon as possible to arrange an interview.

You must bring the blue agreement form to the interview and get it signed by the placement provider. You must return the signed form to your school before your placement start. If you do not return the form you will not be allowed to start your placement.

If you try and cannot contact your placement provider, speak to your Trident Coordinator at school or contact the Trident team.

Reselect​ion and early interviews


It can happen that an employer cannot take students at a particular time. If this is the case we’ll contact you to reselect and make new placement choices.

If you need to reselect you’ll receive an email from the Trident team which will tell you what to do.

If you need help making your new choices contact the Trident team.

Early interviews

Some employers may ask for an interview before the usual 3 weeks. This can happen because of extra processes they need to complete to make sure everything is ready for your first day.

The Trident team will contact you via email and you’ll need to contact your placement provider as soon as possible.​​

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