Work Experience 2019
Download the information presentation given at Y10 Parents’ Information Evening:
Year 10 Work Experience
Our Year 10 students have once again been busy on their two weeks Yearly Work Experience.
We have had some amazing feedback from both students and their employers.
At George Mitchell we strongly believe that doing a work experience placement is a great way for our students to find out whether a certain type of career is for them… It gives students the opportunity to learn new skills, build contacts and experience what it’s like working in a real 9-5 job.
We believe that our pupils should have first-hand experience of the workplace. Work experience also equips students with knowledge that will enhance their job/college applications and particularly their interviews. Because they’ve gained a better understanding of the sector they want to go into, they’ll be able to talk more authoritatively and ask questions that resonate with the employer.
There is anecdotal evidence that employers look more favourably on candidates who have gained a basic understanding of their business sector and know what it’s like to be in a work environment.
Work experience can also add considerable clout to a student’s CV, and if they’re thinking of applying to university, some professional credibility will look great on their UCAS personal statement.
This year we have had students go to some amazing placements: House of Commons, Solicitors, Architects, Property Groups, Software Engineering, Barnado’s, Daycare care centres and Builders Merchants.
We had some great feedback from Employers:
Kidist, Snaresbrook Art Project: Great placement. Kidist was well prepared before placement began.
Jameel, George Mitchell Primary School: Jameel was born to be a teacher. The children loved him.
Zenaib, Matalan (Leytonstone): Best students they have had working there. Questions things in an appropriate manner.
Wajiha, Sybourn Primary School and Children’s Centre: Very organised, proactive, creates lots of resources to support teachers