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Working together, achieving excellence Introduction to Work Experience Year 10 J. Mellor October 2010.

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1 working together, achieving excellence Introduction to Work Experience Year 10 J. Mellor October 2010

2 working together, achieving excellence Work Experience 2011 June 27 th – July 8 th Purpose of work experience Work experience is not about a job or career that you want to do when you leave school college or university Work experience is about learning about the world of work Promoting self confidence and communication skills Developing employability skills Observing people at work Practising skills at work Working with other adults Working independently Working as a Team

3 working together, achieving excellence What kind of work experience Retail – working in shops Administration – office, clerical, reception Hospitality – catering, hotels, restaurants Leisure – sports, cinema, theatre Media – newspapers, TV, radio, magazines Finance – banks, building societies, insurance companies, accounts, book keeping Medical – GPs, hospital, Education – playgroups, nursery, primary school, secondary school Hair and beauty Law – legal, solicitors

4 working together, achieving excellence Work experience placements Private placement Finding your own placement by asking employers, phoning, writing letters, e.mail, visiting and asking face to face. You need to talk to your parents about work experience and the different employers you could ask The employer needs to have public liability insurance for you to be able to work there

5 working together, achieving excellence Restrictions Some work experiences are difficult to get into due to health, safety and legal issues. Current economic climate is also causing problems with some placements Medical, emergency services, vetinary TV, theatre, media, Law Armed forces No overseas placements

6 working together, achieving excellence The Work Experience Process – own placement Find a placement Complete the private placement form (green) Employer must have public liability insurance Return the form to Miss Webster WEX on line will carry out the H and S check H and S checked and approved you will be able to go on that placement Only if the H and S check is approved can you go on the placement

7 working together, achieving excellence The Work Experience Process- W ex on line Data base You will be given an ID Log on to the data base search through the system Find four placements that you are interested in and can travel to Print off the four placements Parents need to sign the forms Return to Miss Webster W ex will carry out the H and S checks

8 working together, achieving excellence Time scale Autumn Term - All deadlines must be met Parents signature on all forms Own placement forms and W ex. On line placement Forms to be completed and handed in to Miss Webster by Friday Dec 10th Spring term W Ex. Will carry out H and S checks Summer Term – Confirmation of placements Going out on Work experience Return to school – Work Experience Debrief

9 working together, achieving excellence Parents Please help with finding placements Discuss the work experience process Ensure all paperwork is signed Deadlines are met for paperwork and interviews Communicate with us issues or concerns as soon as you can

10 working together, achieving excellence Costs For most pupils work experience placements in Hampshire has no cost implication However costs of £50.00 are incurred and must be paid for in advance If Out of area placement

11 working together, achieving excellence Problems H and S procedures not sufficiently rigorous Placements fall through Public liability insurance not up to date Employers change their minds Employers change roles within a company Company undergoes changes Economic climate

12 working together, achieving excellence And finally Try and find a placement you will enjoy Meet the deadlines with all the paperwork Act quickly when you get messages Be resilient if things do not go to plan Arrange interviews as soon as you get the paperwork (March / April) Confirm your attendance two weeks before your placement (mid June)

13 working together, achieving excellence Enjoy work experience And learn from the experience


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