Written by Year 10 work experience Paige
This week at Malet Lambert the pupils are participating in work experience and are going to work places to see what it’s like to have a job and work like an adult for a week.
This is crucial as more employers are looking for graduates with relevant work experience as it will prepare them for work and develop general business awareness.
Students will also gain a better understanding of a career enabling them to have a better opportunity in their desired career choice, this helps students chose the right sector to work in.
There are over 170 local businesses giving placements to our students.
Malet Lambert currently has four pupils doing work experience in the school, and over 180 in placements in Hull.
Meghan who is doing her work experience in the Textiles department was interviewed first.
The first question asked was why she was doing work experience at school in the Textiles department, her response was, “Because it builds up confidence in creating all sorts of stuff and you stop worrying about making mistakes as it’s ok to do so.”
After further questioning she said that this choice of work may not be in a future job.
Next to be interviewed was Emily from the Food department, when asked why she was doing work experience in the Food department she said, “I enjoy baking more than cooking, I probably bake once a week if not more which is really fun.”
After being asked how old she was when she first started baking and who got her into it, she replied with, “I was around 4 or 5 when I first started baking, it was with my mum and after that I’ve been baking with my mum ever since.”
Emily also said that she would love to go into the baking industry and maybe open up her own bakery.
I’ll be giving you my personal experience so far on work experience at school; so far work experience has been excellent. Since I am working in marketing I have been able to upload an article on the schools website and take a picture of the school putting it onto their social media.
I am also working on posters for house competitions.
These two days have taught me how much work and effort the members of staff put in to make all the students happy with the way the school is, which can be proven difficult.