Work Experience

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In Year 10 all students undertake Work Experience. For further information, please contact our work experience co-ordinator.

Information

PDF Information for Students

PDF Information for Parents

PDF Information for Employers

Forms

PDF Student Own Placement Form (SOP)

Year 10 Student Comments about their Work Experience - Week of 19th - 23rd March 2018


“I went to Oxford International Language School which is an independent English-teaching school for international students. The experience was not exactly what I expected – I didn’t realise I’d actually have the opportunity to teach a class!....I really enjoyed the experience and learned a lot about the working world as well as my own skills” ….. Hope Broome Saunders - A-CKG

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“My work placement was in Westgate Oxford Management Office. This placement wasn’t my choice and I thought I wasn’t going to like it but when I joined and started my work I really enjoyed it…I The receptionist showed me how to answer calls, emails and booking meetings. They took me to one of their meetings it was very interesting. The skills I learned about this job is how to communicate with people….and learn new things. Also the people were very nice and friendly”….Nazanin Karimi - A-GAC

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“My placement took place in Littlemore Playgroup. The ambience, environment and health and safety rules were perfection. The staff were doing a great task in order to keep the children safe and teaching them the basics of life, such as please and thank you. Overall my work experience placement was excellent”……Anoushka Goel - E-SHO

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“I enjoyed every minute of my placement. I was not confident and shy when I first arrived at the primary school. All the members of staff who were at Yenworthy were welcoming….I enjoyed being able to assist the children in every activity and also getting to talk to the children. I felt as though I grew in confidence because I was away from home for 4 days”…..Evey

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“I thoroughly disliked the first day of my work experience. In my opinion they ignored me and didn’t give me any tasks to do. This discouraged me and I was not wanting to return for the rest of the week. The next day I returned and was pleasantly surprised, observation of an operation and cleaning. The remainder of the week was really interesting as I was invited to do more. Overall, I  was glad that I returned and really enjoyed my week” ……Ali Stephen - E-JEC

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“I loved my work experience at St Helens Dental Practice. I got on really well with all the staff there…I have learnt to work hard at school so I can get a job I enjoy”….. Abbey Vause - K-EKB

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“I loved my work experience placement, I felt more comfortable in the workplace after the first day…..throughout my placement I mostly shadowed and observed physiotherapists…..it was useful to know what it might be like in my future career”……Sophia Pearce - EHAR

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Employer Comments about Work Experience - Week of 19th - 23rd March 2018


“Excellent students -  they should be very proud of themselves. It has been a pleasure to have them in fact we were so impressed they have both been offered a job”…Mr Imran Ali, W. H. Smith about Willem Van Brockel and Louis Palfrey.

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“ Nazanim Karimi is a credit to your school. She showed excellent skills. She was able to communicate effectively and willing to learn …a real pleasure to have her”…..Mr Oliver Wren, Land Securities.

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“I was very impressed how Nathan was not expecting our environment but he has been excellent and overcome his initial apprehension…we were very impressed how he adapted and got on with his work experience”…..Ms Kate Walsh, Pippins Nursery about Nathan Spielhoffer-Eden.

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“Nell is very helpful and has thrown herself into her work experience. She has a lovely, friendly, helpful, enthusiastic nature. A professional and excellent student”….Miss Lisa Partington Dunmore Pre-School Playgroup, about Nell Coles.

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