Work Experience

Work experience is your chance to spend time outside the classroom finding out what it’s like to do REAL work for an employer, in a REAL organisation.  You will be based at a place of work.  This could be a factory, shop or office – or wherever you choose, within reason.  You will learn about a job and what work is all about by carrying out duties like a normal employee.

Advice From Family And Friends

It can be useful to get advice from the people who know you best, but they won’t always know a lot about the career you’re interested in.

Remember – it’s your career. You know what you’re good at and you know what you want to do. Don’t be put off if your dream career means taking a different direction from friends and family.

Advice From School

Teachers will have a good idea of what you can do with the subjects you’re studying.  But they only see what you’re like at school, and this might not be the whole story.

For example, you may be quiet in the classroom but spend your spare time producing podcasts or working on hospital radio.  If this is the case, there’s nothing to stop you pursuing a career in radio.

It’s worth getting advice from other sources as well, such as the school Careers Co-ordinator Mr Dean – [email protected]