Year 10 Work Experience

Year 10 Work Experience

Date: 2nd July – 13th July 2012

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To all Year 9 students going into Year 10:

• You will need to find a place over the summer holidays 2011

• Approach Employer/Supervisor directly – may ask relatives, friends or people you know who are self employed or working in organisations and companies

• Take Self Placement form and employer letter Employer/Supervisor to fill in & sign

• The employer must have Employer liability

• Return Self Placement form to school no later than

30th September 2011 and hand to tutor

Self placement Application Form to fill in and return by 30th September 2011 to school (hand to tutor)

Letter to give to employer

Letter to parents

Previous Employers (document to look at to get some ideas where you could work)

Work Experience Placements

Helpful HINTS for deciding the best type of placement:

• Is the placement linked to a subject you enjoy?

• Is the type of placement linked to a career idea/plan for your future?

• Will this type of placement give you an opportunity to develop key (life-long) skills? E.g. communication and numeracy skills, working in a team, adaptability etc.

• Do the skills and abilities you have to offer match what the employer asks for this type of placements? Be honest with yourself!

The following information will help you make informed choices about the area you may be interested in going to do work experience. Click on the work area of interest:

ADMINISTRATION, BUSINESS OFFICE WORK

BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION

CATERING & HOSPITALITY

CHILDCARE & PRIMARY EDUCATION

GARAGE WORKSHOP & ENGINEERING

GARDENING, PLANTS & ANIMALS

FINANCIAL SERVICES

HEALTHCARE – DENTIST, OPTICIAN, PHARMACY

LANGUAGES, INFORMATION & CULTURE

LEISURE SPORT and TOURISM

MANUFACTURING

HAIRDRESSING & BEAUTY

RETAIL SALES

SCIENCE MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS

RESIDENTIAL CARE

WAREHOUSE

COMPUTERS & IT

DESIGN, ART & CRAFTS

ANIMALS, GARDENING, & PLANTS

LEGAL & POLITICAL SERVICES

MEDIA, PRINT & PUBLISHING

PERFORMING ARTS

POLICE

ADMINISTRATION, BUSINESS, OFFICE WORK and IT

Types of duties that could be undertaken:

- filing

- sorting mail

- answering the telephone

- using fax machines

- making out bills & invoices

- data input

- photocopying

- taking messages

- reception work

- filling in forms

- word processing

Personal Characteristics

- You must be a neat and accurate worker

- You need reasonable English and Numeracy skills

- You need good communication skills

- You must be able to fit into the office environment

- You must be able to follow instructions and work on your own

- You need a smart appearance

- (For accounts) you will need an aptitude for numeracy

Personal and Curriculum Opportunities

- You will be able to develop your communication skills

- You will be able to develop your numeracy skills

- You may develop vocational skills, e.g. word processing, use of fax, telephone, etc.

- Possible links to GCSE English, Maths, Business, IT

BUILDING and CONSTRUCTION

GENERAL BUILDING ASSISTANT

- assisting skilled building workers

- handling building materials

- mixing mortar

- preparing building sites

- general building tasks

- mainly outdoors

PLUMBING & HEATING ASSISTANT

- assisting skilled plumber

- installing /maintenance of pipes / heating systems

- fitting domestic appliances e.g. washing machines

- working on building sites / private homes

PLASTERING ASSISTANT

- assisting skilled plasterer

- mixing materials

- preparing surfaces

- filling small cracks / holes

- working on building sites and in private homes

PAINTING & DECORATING ASSISTANT

- assisting skilled workers

- preparing surfaces

- filling cracks / holes

- applying primer / paint

- measuring / cutting paper

- pasting / hanging paper

QUANTITY SURVEYOR / BUILDING VALUER ASSISTANT

- assisting surveyor

- generally based on site but some

office work

- general administration

- checking work in progress

- measuring properties

Personal Characteristics

- You need to be generally fit and healthy

- There may be some lifting of heavy loads

- Working conditions may involve dust and fine materials

- You must be willing to work alongside and support a skilled person

- Your opportunity to undertake skilled tasks will depend on the type of placement

and how well you respond to instructions. There are strict regulations about the

tasks you are not able to do at 15/16 years of age

- You may be working in people's homes e.g. painting and decorating, where you will

need general communication and social skills.

Personal and Curriculum Opportunities

- You develop communication and listening skills

- You can develop vocational skills e.g. bricklaying

- Opportunity to see a range of occupations in the building trade

CATERING and HOSPITALITY

HOTELS - HOUSEKEEPING ASSISTANT

- servicing of guest rooms

- maintenance of lounge areas/conference rooms

- checking stock

- assisting in general running of hotel

RESTAURANTS & CAFES - CATERING /KITCHEN ASSISTANT

- preparing hot and cold food

- cooking and serving food

- preparing and cleaning dining areas

- washing & cleaning kitchen equipment and cutlery

- possibly operating till

RESTAURANTS & CAFES - WAITER / WAITRESS

- serving & taking orders

- cleaning and setting tables

- cleaning & tidying restaurant

- take money & using tills

Personal Characteristics

- You need to be a neat and careful worker

- You need a clean and tidy appearance, you will probably wear an overall or uniform

- You must be able to follow instructions carefully

- You must be able to work quickly at the very busy times of the day when food is

being served

- You need good health - you are on your feet for long periods of time

- You must be cheerful and helpful when working with customers

- You must be able to work in a hectic (although friendly) environment

- You must be willing to work flexible hours in some placements, e.g. early start,

evenings and possibly weekends

- In some organisations you must not bite your nails

Personal and Curriculum Opportunities

- You will develop communication and interpersonal skills

- You may develop some vocational skills e.g. preparation and serving of food for large number of people

- Possible links with GCSE Technology (food), Business Studies, IT and Economics

EDUCATION and TRAINING

PLAYGROUP/NURSERY/CRECHE ASSISTANT

- working with children up to 5 years old

- organising and supervising creative and educational games

- keeping children clean and happy

- helping with activities, reading stories, sports etc.

- working with other staff

- tidying nursery or play area

- setting up equipment

- helping with meals

PRIMARY SCHOOL ASSISTANT

- working with children aged 5 - 11

- many tasks similar to pre-school

ALSO

- assisting children with reading and writing

- story telling and number work

- creative/artistic work and computer work

- setting up apparatus e.g. PE

- supervising children at break, lunch and in the cloakroom

- assisting teacher wherever necessary

- working with children 5 -11 with particular emphasis on the following areas

Personal Characteristics

- You must enjoy working with children

- You need to be caring and patient

- You need to be generally fit and healthy; the work can be very tiring

- You must be able to respond to the needs of others

- You must be able to work in a team

Personal and Curriculum Opportunities

- An excellent way to develop communication and listening skills

- You can develop your inter personal skills

- Possible links to GCSE e.g. Child Development, Sociology

GARAGE WORKSHOP & ENGINEERING

ASSISTANT MECHANIC

- working with skilled mechanic

- listening to instructions

- cleaning engines

- changing wheels/oil/batteries

- cleaning / valeting cars

- assisting in servicing cars

- checking water levels

BODY SHOP ASSISTANT

- assisting skilled crafts person

- rubbing down/filling in

- cutting/shapes panels

- paint spraying

- cleaning/valeting cars

- mask out areas ready for spraying

ELECTRICAL / ELECTRONIC ASSISTANT

- assisting skilled electricians

- assembling printed circuit boards (involving simple wiring)

- testing circuit boards

- testing cables off site

- possible work on installing electrical cables

ENGINEERING ASSISTANT

- circuit assembly

- injection moulding

- metal machining operations

- quality control

- instrument calibration

- assisting and shadowing engineers

Personal Characteristics

- You need to be good with your hands and enjoy working with machines

- You must enjoy practical work and making things

- You should be happy to assist and work alongside a skilled person

- You should be able to measure things accurately and with confidence

- You must be able to follow Health and Safety Regulations

- You must be able to work in a noisy (and possibly dusty and dirty) environment

- You may be required to lift and carry equipment

Personal and Curriculum Opportunities

- You will be able to develop your communication skills

- You will be able to develop your numeracy skills

- There may be an opportunity to develop vocational (work) skills, e.g. use of

machinery

- There may be a career opportunities if you turn out to be a promising worker

GARDENING, PLANTS & ANIMALS

GARDEN CENTRE / NURSERY / FLORIST ASSISTANT

- sowing seeds

- serving the public

- potting plants

- unloading plants & chemicals

- taking cuttings

- arranging flower displays, bouquets etc.

GARDEN/PARKS ASSISTANT

- cutting grass

- pruning & weeding- planting new shrubs

- cleaning & maintenance of tools

- clearing paths

- assist gardener

FARM HAND

- milking cows

- feeding animals

- harvesting & cultivating crops

- maintaining buildings & fences

- maintaining and cleaning animal quarters g equipment

- exercising animals

EQUESTRIAN ASSISTANT

- grooming horses

- caring for horses

- cleaning horses

- exercising horses

- assisting vet during visits- helping riding assistant

Personal Characteristics

- You need kindness and good sense for dealing with animals

- You may need to work outdoors in all sorts of weather

- You must be willing to do 'dirty' jobs and put up with strange smells

- You must enjoy working with your hands

- You must be fit and healthy, check the health requirements – see introductory

paragraph

- Artistic ability may be helpful if you are working with flowers

Personal and Curriculum Opportunities

- You will develop a wide range of skills and your 'communication' here could include

communicating with animals

- Opportunity to observe skilled professionals at work e.g. equestrian vet

- Possible vocational skills e.g. floristry

- Possible links to GCSE Science, Technology

FINANCIAL SERVICES

- general clerical work e.g. photocopying

- filing

- accounts

- invoice/account work

- daily balances

- telephone queries

- dealing with post

- some computer input/output

- observing qualified staff

Personal Characteristics

- You must be a neat and accurate worker

- You need reasonable English and Numeracy skills

- You need good communication skills

- You must be able to fit into the office environment

- You must be able to follow instructions and work on your own

- You need a smart appearance

- You will need an aptitude for numeracy

Personal and Curriculum Opportunities

- You will be able to develop your communication skills

- You will be able to develop your numeracy skills

- You may develop vocational skills, e.g. word processing, use of fax, telephone, etc.

- Possible links to GCSE English, Maths, Business, IT

HEALTHCARE

OPTICIAN'S ASSISTANT

- serving customers

- maintaining stock

- lab work e.g. fitting lenses

- spectacle maintenance

- some computer work

- observe optician

DENTAL ASSISTANT

- observe dentist with patients

- cleaning & sterilising equipment

- recording treatments

- mixing dental materials

- write out dental cards

PHARMACY ASSISTANT

- serving customers

- maintaining stock

- observe dispensary

- observe pharmacy

Personal Characteristics

- You need a real interest in people and their health and care

- Good communication skills and a sympathetic manner are important

- Generally healthy and fit - patience and energy are needed for these placements

- You will need a neat and tidy appearance, for some placements you will wear an

overall or uniform

- You must be able to work in a team

- You must be able to carry out unpleasant tasks if required

Personal and Curriculum Opportunities

- You will be able to develop your communication and interpersonal skills

- Possible links to GCSE coursework

LIBRARY

- issuing and receiving books

- renewing books

- handling charges

- registering new borrowers

- shelving books

- dealing with customer requests

- dealing with post

- repairing books

Personal Characteristics

- You need to be a neat and careful worker

- You must enjoy a quiet working atmosphere

- You should enjoy working with books

- You need good reading and numeracy skills

- You need a smart appearance

- You need a pleasing and helpful manner for working with the public

Personal and Curriculum Opportunities

- You will be able to develop organisational skills

- You will be able to develop numeracy skills

- Some opportunity to develop communication skills

- Links to GCSE Maths and English

LEISURE, SPORT and TOURISM

SPORTS / LEISURE CENTRE ASSISTANTS

- taking bookings

- assisting at fitness training sessions

- cleaning and tidying the Centre

- assisting customers

- setting up/dismantling equipment for sports activities

- You must be able to pass the typical LCC swim test to work in the pool

area. (Please see below).

BEFORE CHOOSING A SPORT / LEISURE PLACEMENT YOU MUST BE ABLE TO

PASS THE BELOW SWIM TEST!

1. Swim 25 metres - Head up.

2. Swim 25 metres - Life-saving backstroke (arms may be used u underwater to

assist)

3. Raise alarm:

- Enter water safely

- Surface dive to deepest part of the pool

- Collect object (i.e. Helidockan dummy)

- Bring object to surface

- Tow object to side of pool (minimum distance 5m) using Life-saving

backstroke

- Land object on to the poolside

4. The assessor will then teach the candidate how to safely effect a reaching and

a throwing rescue, using the equipment on the poolside.

5. The candidate will then practice the two rescues & demonstrate they have

understood & can use the procedures correctly.

Personal Characteristics

- You must be neat and tidy

- You must be fit and healthy, you will be on your feet most of the day and you could

find the work very tiring

- In leisure centres you may be asked to work evenings and Weekends

- You must be a good communicator

- You need good numeracy skills

- You must be able to do a range of tasks, some of which may be monotonous, and do

them CHEERFULLY

- You must be able to follow instructions and work on your own in a reliable way

Personal and Curriculum Opportunities

- You will develop communication skills

- You will develop interpersonal skills

- You will probably develop your numeracy and IT skills

- Possible future Saturday or holiday employment

MANUFACTURING & PRODUCTION

- setting up machines

- assembling and packing

- operating computer aided machines

- assisting skilled craftsperson

- working in stores

- machine work

- gluing and finishing

- varnishing

- using small hand tools

- laminating

- assisting pattern maker

- assisting with restoration of antique furniture

- stock taking

- measuring / cutting timber

- sealing / varnishing / planning / sanding wood

- reading drawings

- assembly work

- packing and loading

Personal Characteristics

- You need to be good with your hands and enjoy working with machines

- You must enjoy practical work and making things

- You should be happy to assist and work alongside a skilled person

- You should be able to measure things accurately and with confidence

- You must be able to follow Health and Safety Regulations

- You must be able to work in a noisy (and possibly dusty and dirty) environment

- You may be required to lift and carry equipment

Personal and Curriculum Opportunities

- You will be able to develop your communication skills

- You will be able to develop your numeracy skills

- There may be an opportunity to develop vocational (work) skills, e.g. use of

machinery.

- There may be a career opportunities if you turn out to be a promising worker

HAIRDRESSING & BEAUTY

HAIRDRESSING ASSISTANT

- booking appointments - use of telephone

- receiving clients and making them welcome

- cleaning and tidying salon

- assisting clients e.g. making drinks

- using equipment e.g. dryers, sterilisers, washing machines

- laundry work - washing, replacing towels/robes

- shampooing

BEAUTY TRAINEE ASSISTANT

- booking appointments - use of telephone

- receiving clients and making them welcome

- cleaning and tidying salon

- assisting clients e.g. making drinks

- using equipment under supervision

- laundry work - washing, replacing towels/robes

- assisting skilled stylist/beautician

Personal Characteristics

- You must have a friendly and pleasant personality as you are working with members

of the public

- You need to be fit and healthy - you will be on your feet all day

- You need a neat and tidy appearance; you will probably wear a uniform/overall

provided for you by the employer

- You must be able to work in a team

- You must be able to follow instructions

- You must enjoy working with your hands

Personal and Curriculum Opportunities

- You will develop communication and interpersonal skills

- Possible connection with LINKS course

- Possibility of developing VOCATIONAL skills - you may follow a similar programme

of work as a YT trainee would after leaving school/going to FE College

- Possibility of Saturday or holiday employment

RETAIL SALES

- checking in goods

- stocking shelves

- preparing goods for display

- pricing goods

- checking stock

- tidying and cleaning sales area and stock room

- assisting customers

- making sales to customers

- assisting experienced staff

- possible use of computers

- in chemist's shop's, possible assistance in the dispensary

There is a wide range of placements in Retail Sales which includes:

Clothing

Chemist

Butchery

Toys

Supermarkets

Freezer Foods

Electrical Goods

Books

General Goods

Department Stores

Pets

Garden Centres (see Plants and Animals)

DIY (see Warehouse)

Newsagents

Small local shops

Sports

Personal Characteristics

- You must be neat and tidy in appearance, you may be given an overall or uniform or

asked to wear particular colours of clothing e.g. white shirt or blouse and dark skirt

or trousers

- You must be fit and healthy, you will be on your feet all day and the work can be

very tiring

- You must be a good communicator

- You need a helpful personality

- You must be able to work in a team

- You must be willing to do a wide range of tasks, some of which are monotonous, and

do them CHEERFULLY

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Personal and Curriculum Opportunities

- You will develop communication skills and interpersonal skills

- You will develop numeracy and IT skills in many placements

- Possible links to GCSE English, Business Studies, and Maths

- Possible of follow up Saturday or holiday employment

SCIENCE MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS

LABORATORY ASSISTANT

- assisting skilled laboratory assistant

- using technical equipment (may involve Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

- cleaning and tidying the laboratory

- cleaning and tidying the laboratory equipment

- carrying out tests

- recording results

- using computers to carry out duties and to input information

Personal Characteristics

- You need a good standard of numeracy

- You must be a neat and accurate worker

- You must be able to follow instructions

- You must be able to work on your own

- A real interest in mechanical, technical, scientific and IT skills is important

- You need to be aware of Health and Safety Regulations and to follow them carefully

Personal and Curriculum Opportunities

- You will have the opportunity to work alongside skilled technicians

- You will develop numeracy, IT, technical and scientific skills in most placements

- Possible links to a wide range of GCSE subjects - Science, Technology, Maths & IT

RESIDENTIAL CARE

CARE ASSISTANT

(caring for the elderly, could be in homes or hospitals or for mentally or physically

disadvantaged people)

- making beds

- preparing & serving meals

- cleaning & tidying rooms

- looking after personal needs of residents and patients

- entertaining & talking to residents and patients

- assisting experienced staff

Personal Characteristics

- You need a real interest in people and their health and care

- Good communication skills and a sympathetic manner are important

- Generally healthy and fit - patience and energy are needed for these placements

- You will need a neat and tidy appearance, for some placements you will wear an

overall or uniform

- You must be able to work in a team

- You must be able to carry out unpleasant tasks if required

IMPORTANT - some of these placements are very demanding. You may have to do

some difficult tasks looking after patients. You must be sure you are capable of

doing what is needed. Talk to your Tutor and Work Experience Co-ordinator if you

have any doubts.

Personal and Curriculum Opportunities

- You will be able to develop your communication skills and interpersonal skills

- Possible links to GCSE coursework e.g. Child Development, Sociology, and Science

WAREHOUSE

- storing goods & stock

- checking stock

- selecting from stock

- making up customer orders

- loading & unloading goods

- dispatching goods

- using the telephone

- using the computer to enter order & check stock

- dealing with customer orders

- cleaning & tidying warehouse

- assisting with deliveries

- dealing with forms, orders and paperwork

Personal Characteristics

- You must be an accurate, reliable worker - able to relate numbers and codes

correctly

- You must be able to follow instructions and work in a team

- You must be friendly and helpful if meeting customers

- In most placements it will help if you can use a computer

- You need to be fit and healthy - some lifting may be involved

- Work will mainly be indoors but you might have to work outdoors

- You must be able to follow Health and Safety guidelines - there may be some

supervised use of machinery

Personal and Curriculum Opportunities

- You will develop communication skills

- You will develop numeracy and IT skills in most placements

- Possible links to GCSE Maths, IT and Business Studies

BUILDING and CONSTRUCTION (CIVIL ENGINEERING)

ARCHITECT'S TECHNICAL/DESIGN ASSISTANT

- placement probably based in an office

- may involve some visits to sites

- tracing/copying simple drawings

- preparing drawings/plans

- assisting with site surveys

- CAD/computer work

- operating print machines

- photocopying

- general office work

SITE ENGINEER/ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

- assisting civil engineer/estimator or surveyor

- observing construction on sites

- taking measurements and calculating costs

- placing orders by phone or letter

- general office work

Personal Characteristics

- You need an interest in working in this specialist area

- You must be able to work in a team

- You must be prepared to work in and out of doors

- You must be accurate in measuring and recording

- An ability in technical drawing may be needed for some placements

- IT skills may be needed in some jobs

Personal and Curriculum Opportunities

- You can develop communication and listening skills

- Possible links to GCSE coursework e.g. Design/Technology

- Opportunity to develop design skills in specialist areas

- Opportunity to shadow/observe skilled professionals e.g. architect, quantity Surveyor

COMPUTERS AND IT

IT ASSISTANT

- input text/handle data

- research the internet

- develop Web site ideas with staff

- using materials i.e. pencils, crayon

- data input

- using PCs to create designs

- drawing and sketching designs

- assisting with extraction of details from reports

- word processing

Personal Characteristics

- You must be a neat and accurate worker

- You need reasonable English skills

- You need good communication skills

- You must be able to fit into the office environment

- You must be able to follow instructions and work on your own

- You need a smart appearance

- You must have an interest in IT

Personal and Curriculum Opportunities

- You will be able to develop your communication skills

- You may develop vocational skills, e.g. word processing, telephone, etc.

- Possible links to GCSE English, Maths, Business, IT

DESIGN, ART and CRAFTS

DESIGN OFFICE ASSISTANT

- basic copying of drawings

- filing drawings

- using computers/CAD

- producing engineering/technical drawings

- delivering/collecting drawings in-house

- general drawing office duties

- art work

- design projects

Personal Characteristics

- An important aspect in a lot of placements is a good ability in arts and graphics work

- You must be able to fit in a busy working atmosphere

- You must be able to work on your own and to set deadlines

- IT skills would be useful in some placements

- Some placements require special skills. These should only be chosen if it is an

interest of yours and you have had some real experience of the skills required.

Employers are looking for students with REAL interest and EXPERIENCE.

Curriculum and Personal Opportunities

- Developing communication skills

- Developing IT skills

- Possible links GCSE coursework - art/design, graphics, photography

- Opportunities to see a wide range of occupations in this artistic/design

ANIMALS

FARM HAND

- milking cows

- feeding animals

- harvesting & cultivating crops

- maintaining buildings & fences

- maintaining and cleaning animal quarters g equipment

- exercising animals

EQUESTRIAN ASSISTANT

- grooming horses

- caring for horses

- cleaning horses

- exercising horses

- assisting vet during visits- helping riding assistant

ANIMAL WELFARE

- preparing animal meals

- cleaning animal quarters

- grooming & exercising animals

VETERINARY ASSISTANT

- observing operations

- cleaning up after operations

- caring for sick animals

- preparing animals for operations

- assist making up prescriptions

- keeping records & filing

- meeting animal owners

Personal Characteristics

- You need kindness and good sense for dealing with animals

- You may need to work outdoors in all sorts of weather

- You must be willing to do 'dirty' jobs and put up with strange smells

- You must enjoy working with your hands

- You must be fit and healthy, check the health requirements – see introductory paragraph

Personal and Curriculum Opportunities

- You will develop a wide range of skills and your 'communication' here could include

communicating with animals

- Opportunity to observe skilled professionals at work e.g. vets

- Possible vocational skills e.g. farming

- Possible links to GCSE Science, Technology

HEALTHCARE

OPTICIAN'S ASSISTANT

- serving customers

- maintaining stock

- lab work e.g. fitting lenses

- spectacle maintenance

- some computer work

- observe optician

DENTAL ASSISTANT

- observe dentist with patients

- cleaning & sterilising equipment

- recording treatments

- mixing dental materials

- write out dental cards

PHARMACY ASSISTANT

- serving customers

- maintaining stock

- observe dispensary

- observe pharmacy

Personal Characteristics

- You need a real interest in people and their health and care

- Good communication skills and a sympathetic manner are important

- Generally healthy and fit - patience and energy are needed for these placements

- You will need a neat and tidy appearance, for some placements you will wear an

overall or uniform

- You must be able to work in a team

- You must be able to carry out unpleasant tasks if required

Personal and Curriculum Opportunities

- You will be able to develop your communication and interpersonal skills

- Possible links to GCSE coursework

LEGAL and POLITICAL SERVICE

CLERICAL ASSISTANT

- sitting on interviews with clients

- filing clients' papers

- taking papers to court

- accompanying staff to court

- dealing with post

- photocopying / faxing and word processing

- finding out how a court works

- dealing with post

- using the telephone

- preparing legal documents

- processing legal documents

- recording legal decisions

- observing court hearings

Personal Characteristics

- You need a good standard of English for dealing with legal documents

- You should be a well-organised person

- You need neat & well-presented handwriting

- You need a smart appearance

- You must be interested in finding out how the legal system operates - a lot of time

could be spent listening to legal discussions and observing legal processes.

Personal and Curriculum Opportunities

- You will develop your communication skills

- You will develop your listening skills

- You will gain some insight into the legal system

MEDIA, PRINT & PUBLISHING

PRINTING ASSISTANT

- general care/maintenance of machines

- operating printing machines under supervision

- making print plates

- preparing designs/layouts using cameras

- loading/unloading printing materials

- screen printing

PHOTOGRAPHIC ASSISTANT

- camera work - may be limited

- setting up equipment/location work

- mounting/finishing photographs

- preparing films for dispatch

- assisting in the development / processing of films

- checking/inspecting finished prints

MEDIA ASSISTANT

- radio assistant

- video production

- television

- newspaper / journalism

Personal Characteristics

- An important aspect in a lot of placements is a good ability in arts and graphics work

- You must be able to fit in a busy working atmosphere

- You must be able to work on your own and to set deadlines

- IT skills would be useful in some placements

- Some placements require special skills. These should only be chosen if it is in

interest of yours and you have had some real experience of the skills required.

Employers are looking for students with REAL interest and EXPERIENCE.

Curriculum and Personal Opportunities

- Developing communication skills

- Developing IT skills

- Possible links GCSE coursework - art/design, graphics, photography

- Opportunities to see a wide range of occupations in this artistic/design area

PERFORMING ARTS

DANCE / THEATRES / ARTS CENTRES ASSISTANT

- setting up/using audio video equipment

- supporting theatre groups

- making costumes/sets/props

- working backstage during performance

- taking bookings

- catering

- choreography

- assist drama / dance teacher

Personal Characteristics

- You must be neat and tidy

- You must be fit and healthy, you will be on your feet most of the day and you could

find the work very tiring

- You must be able to work in a team

- You must be able to fit in a busy working atmosphere

Curriculum and Personal Opportunities

- Developing communication skills

- You will be able to develop your communication skills

- You will develop interpersonal skills

POLICE

- Reception duties

- General office work

Personal Characteristics

- A good standard of health and fitness

- Willingness to be out of doors in all kind of weather (some)

- Ability to work in a team

- Ability to follow instructions and work on own possibly

- Pleasant, cheerful personality - you are working near the public

- Good communication skills

- Willingness to follow Health and Safety Regulations

- Ability to handle equipment carefully

- Some experience of IT/Computers may be helpful

- Willingness to fit in a new and very different environment

- Organisational skills, e.g. how to get there and back every day!

You must read the placement descriptions very carefully

Personal and Curriculum Opportunities

- Are as wide range of placements available

- Links to many subjects including English, Maths and Technology, Science and

IT

- You will develop communication skills

- You will develop interpersonal skills

- You will develop some vocational skills

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