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“ A placement on an employer’s premises in which a student carries out a particular task or duty, or range of tasks and duties, more or less as would an employee, but with the emphasis on the learning aspects of the experience.” Year 11 Work Experience
What is the aim of Patana’s Work Experience Programme (WEP)? To place all interested Year 11 students in a WEP before they graduate in 2014.
Find out about the activities that make up ‘work’. Meet people doing different jobs and learn what is involved in their jobs. Discover more about your skills, talents and interests and those sought in you chosen career area. Increase your maturity, self-confidence and interpersonal skills Find out what you want or don’t want to do in the future. Help choose the type of course you want or don’t want to study in university Support your university application Make links between school work and skills needed in working life
When will it take place? The majority will take place week beginning 18 th June 2012. It will be five working days long. They may choose to do it at a different time but it must be outside of the school academic calendar i.e. school holidays.
Who will find suitable WE placements and where will they be? Successful WEP will be the responsibility of both the student (with support of family, friends and their contacts) and Patana School. Their placement could be anywhere from an office, to a factory to a golf course. It all depends on the career they’ve chosen. The placement could be in Bangkok, Buriram or Bangladesh. We will endeavor to organize a pre-visit to the placement before the you go. This may not be feasible if the WEP is outside of Bangkok or it is held during school holidays.
Employers expect their employees to: Work diligently and efficiently throughout the day Be polite and helpful Be punctual. Be on time in the mornings and after breaks Show initiative and enthusiasm Do your very best at all times Be appropriately dressed for the work place Professional work place behaviour and confidentiality
What will they be doing in their placement? Work related activities include: a) shadowing b) work observation c) work-based projects d) mock interviews: in which they are given experience of interviews. Note: they may be moved around to different parts of the organisation to learn how each one works. Take the initiative and show an interest in what is happening at your work placement
Step two: Fill in the Work Experience Placement Form A copy can also be found in Link and Learn
Step Three Job Vacancies will be advertised in the Daily Notices in Term 2. Advertisements and job descriptions will also be placed on the Year 11 Notice Board. Sign up via a +++++++++++ And remember to send a copy of your CV to be considered. Position Vacant – example Fashion Design at Chic Chic is a Thai based fashion house located in Bangkok with outlets in many prestigious shopping areas along Sukhumvit Rd. Their style of clothing is suited for young sophisticated women who like to dress well, showing uniqueness in a feminine style. Chic are looking for creative individuals who are interested in design and style, which matches that of the Chic label. The successful candidates need to be hardworking, reliable and good communicators. Positions available: Web Designer and fashion designer
A good CV should reflect your personal strengths, qualifications, interests and experience and it should be modified to suit the position for which you are applying. Curriculum Vitae (CV) Mr Andrew Haughton Date of Birth: 20. 09. 1996 Nationality:British Address:Soi Lasalle 49, Bangna, Bangkok Telephone:+66 (0) 2 398 0201 (Home) +66 (0) 892 234567(Mobile) E-mail: email@example.com@yahoo.com Educational History and Qualifications 2011 – presentBangkok Patana School, Bangkok, Thailand (IGCSE Geography (A), History (C), Maths (C), French (A*), Mandarin (A), Physics (D), Chemistry (E) and Drama (B)) 2008- 2011Escuela San Andres, Buenos Aires,, Argentina. Achieved DELF A1 French Exam 2005-2008Ashmole Academy, Southgate, London, UK 2000- 2005Manor Primary School, Sutton Coldfield, UK
Other Qualifications Fully qualified First Aider Achieved Silver International Award Experience Am active member of the Model United Nations. Represented the school in the regional championships in Kuala Lumpa. Confident public speaker. During the summer I work in the family business helping to design and update the website using Moogle. Also can use Excel, Publisher and Access. Languages English and French spoken and written fluently Spanish spoken fluently Thai Spoken Intermediate Hobbies and interests Football (Midfield in School Team)/ Golf (handicap 18) Reading and current affairs Personal Statement I am a sociable, approachable person who enjoys current affairs and reading. I enjoy experiencing new cultures and meeting new people. I have travelled extensively around Asia, Argentina and Brazil. My ambition is to be a General Manager of a hotel.
Step 4 – you will be notified by email as to the results of your application If you are unsuccessful do not panic or feel down If you are successful Congratulations! Return to Step three, waiting for jobs which suit your interests and priorities and apply again! The Careers Faculty will send you contact details by email whereby you are then able to directly contact the employer with your CV and letter of application and to continue making arrangements for your work placement. Note: YOU MUST NOT contact the employer unless you have been directed to.
An Alternative Approach DIY – Do it yourself… INFORMATION TO MR. HAUGHTON Rather than the school provide them with a position they can find their own. Take ownership They must provide the contact details of the firm in which they will be placed including name, position, email address, business address mobile phone number
Tamara Davies (11S) At ‘Lottie & Max’ At ‘Lottie & Max “It was very worthwhile and I would encourage other students to get involved”, ‘ The photo shoot was set in a fun atmosphere filled with lots of giggles. From my discussions with the owner Alex Masson, I learned how she started her working life in retail and how she started Lottie and Max.has opened my eyes to the possibilities of working in a store as well as following my dreams in working in fashion.’ Tamara Davies (11S) At ‘Lottie & Max’ At ‘Lottie & Max “It was very worthwhile and I would encourage other students to get involved”, “The photo shoot was set in a fun atmosphere filled with lots of giggles. From my discussions with the owner Alex Masson, I learned how she started her working life in retail and how she started Lottie and Max. has opened my eyes to the possibilities of working in a store as well as following my dreams in working in fashion."
Meike Gundelach (11B) Hotel Muse ‘ ’ It was amazin g !! I worked Front Desk, I checked in guests and showed them to their rooms. In Food & Beverage I was a restaurant host, learning how to treat guests with care and ensure they were comfortable, showing guests to tables and bringing them menus and taking their orders.” “You are allowed to make mistakes as a trainee in order to learn from them and when you do, you will feel “even more confident”.
2 Jasmine Lim (11C) Journalist Frazer Briggs (11D) photographer. ‘ Work experience is very important for a hotel as the tourism industry is thriving and more people are needed to work in hotels. Hotels must find a way to spark young people’s interests and perhaps gain future employees, as well as gain insight on new talent through new generations. Work experience thus benefits Muse as interns could very well make working in a hotel their career.”