GREAT CAREER ASPIRATIONS THROUGH GREAT CAREERS ADVICE AND GUIDANCE
During Year 11 students will be working with their own tutor group and year group on a range of a careers related activities. The key area will be for students to continue with careers research and ensure that students are fully ready to make well informed decisions about their career pathways.
Year 11 will be doing the following:-
Work Experience 22 - 26 October 2018
Over 300 Year 11 students took part in a Work Experience week in October. The students found their own placements and took responsibility for contacting the employer to ask for work experience. They have worked at a variety of employers nationwide from Scotland to Skegness to London. Members of staff visit the students during the week and here are some photos of our students at work.
|Bingham Furniture & Home Store|
Work Experience October 2018
Here are some of the comments we received from employers about Year 11 and their work experience week:-
Bingham Furniture & Home Store
It was a delight to have both students on work experience for the week, they were polite, conscientious and worked well under their own initiative.
Cotgrave Candleby Lane School
Sophie has been working in Foundation and has really enjoyed it. She said she feels she has grown in confidence, has enjoyed working with young children and really wants to now pursue a career in teaching in the future. Her teacher Mrs Turner said she has been great, really helpful and has been hard working.
Georgia has settled fine and worked well with every task we have given her. She is punctual and dresses smart. She is confident and talkative and very happy whilst here.
Nottingham Law Centre
I can confirm that Dale was with us on the Monday & Tuesday. He seemed very much to enjoy his time here and came in earlier than necessary each day; and very smartly dressed also. He wore a suit and tie and to be honest put most of us to shame at how professional he looked!
Nottingham Trent University
Firstly can I say what a nice young man Harris is and what a positive experience it has been for us and him. He has been punctual, well dressed, well mannered and very helpful. All of my team have loved having him in the team. We have kept him busy and has enjoyed visiting all our building contracts. Regards his record keeping I am not sure but I will check with him tomorrow. Also more than to give him feedback. Can I just say what a good job his parents and you must be doing if Harris is a typical example of a Toot Hill pupil.
To confirm it was a pleasure to have Ebony in the shop with us. She was always punctual and smartly dressed every day. She is a very polite young lady and has a good work ethic & was also confident to chat with our customers. She was very willing to take on new tasks and broaden her knowledge in the retail industry. Due to how well Ebony did on her work experience we would be very willing to look at giving Ebony some Saturday work in the future.
It was lovely having Eve work with us last week, she was always on time for work and returned from lunch promptly. She was polite throughout and did everything asked of her straight away without question including helping with the pot washing on occasions!!! She helped bake a lot of cakes, finished off cupcakes and brownies and even carved our pumpkin which took pride of place in our window display. I have said to her that I would be happy for her to come back and work with us on Saturdays or during school holidays in the future if she would like.
What a lovely surprise I had on Saturday morning! Thank you so much for your lovely card and message the flowers are so pretty. it was very thoughtful of you. I want to say a massive thank you Elle, you have been a significant support to the business during your time with us. You have an excellent attitude to work and I found you very mature in your understanding of tasks we set for you to tackle. The creative examples you have designed and made will be used to market the craft menu and to inspire our customers - they will on social media over the next few months. Thank you also for checking and pricing the glass collection, I was able to put them out for sale Saturday morning. I will email over a reference for you to use in the future. We would love for you to come again, do let me know if this is something you would like to do in the holidays.
Ben was a pleasure to work with on his work experience last week. He was always on time and finished all his jobs. The best work experience I've had here at Ruddington!!
Clark & English
Amber has been a fantastic help this week. She has been punctual, smartly dressed and has completed her work experience book. She has undertaken every task we've asked of her to a high standard.
Aegis Service & Aftercare Ltd
Max has been great this week and has been out and about with our engineers, as well as undertaking administration and also some CAD work I believe. We have endeavoured to show him the whole operation in terms of the different elements to our industry, so hopefully he has enjoyed it too.
Very punctual and very smart and a lovely young man, however having not been at the office for most of the week, I haven’t been able to see if he is completing his work experience book, but I am sure he has been.
Alfie has been working really hard with great punctuality. Been given a wide range of experiences within the shop. Gets on with all staff.
Chrysalis Health & Beauty Solutions Ltd
Grace has been working really well in the labs and has been making up syrups for submission to the customers. She has also had a factory tour. Grace asks insightful questions and I have been so impressed with her work ethic. We have had older students than Grace start work in the past and she is far better than those already.
Michael Lau Photography
Jacob has been an excellent work experience student and has ticked all the boxes in a very positive way. He looks like he has enjoyed his time here and has thrown himself into his tasks with great enthusiasm and intelligence. We have both filled in his work book which Jacob will be submitting to you on his return. I’ve really enjoyed having Jacob around this week and he does your school great credit.
Cotgrave Candleby Lane School
Ryan has been working in year 1 and said he has really enjoyed the experience. He said he definitely now wants to work with children in the future. He again feels he is now more confident is his own ability. His teacher Mrs Jackson has said he has been extremely hard working and when given a task has completed it very quickly and efficiently and keen for more jobs. He has enjoyed reading with the students and has also helped out with creating resources etc.
Matthew settled quickly and had a hugely productive week spending time across all areas of our business, and also learning about different people career journeys to help inform for the future. During his week he spent time in Tech, Cyber, Project Management, HR, Finance, Legal, Brand Marketing, Design, Communications, External and Community Affairs, Mission Control, and also did call listening with our Operation teams.
During the week I had positive feedback from all the people, including a number of Senior people he met and all those he spent time with, all saying how he engaged, asked questions and was interested the whole time, not always the case with Work Experience Students.
Careers & Networking Fair
Article about our Careers & Networking Fair in the Newark Advertiser, February 2018
Placements in the NHS
The minimum age for clinical placements is now 16. You can however apply for any non-clinical placements advertised on this online directory.
A quick link to the NHS work experience web page.