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Planning for work experience


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Planning for work experience

  1. 1. Planning for work experience Using information competently
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Have basic information about the company my work experience placement is with </li></ul><ul><li>Know how to get to my placement </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the value of information to my company/job </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of the sensitivity of sharing information </li></ul><ul><li>Know where to go to find out more about careers/jobs </li></ul>
  3. 3. What questions will we answer? <ul><li>What information do I need before I start? </li></ul><ul><li>What sort of information will I deal with when at work? </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing my work experiences? </li></ul><ul><li>Where should I go to find out more about jobs and careers? </li></ul>
  4. 4. What information do I need before I start? <ul><li>Who am I working for? </li></ul><ul><li>What should I wear? </li></ul><ul><li>What time will I be expected to work? </li></ul><ul><li>Where am I going? How will I get there? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who am I working for? <ul><li>General details </li></ul><ul><ul><li>company name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>location (Where are they? Do they have a main office?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>contact name and telephone number </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Business type </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public: school; council; library; museum; hospital; police </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private: shop; mechanic’s garage; restaurant; solicitor; electrician </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maybe the company has its own website? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What should I wear? <ul><li>Business environment and job role will dictate attire </li></ul><ul><li>Where will you be working? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sports centre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What will you be doing? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fixing cars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fitting carpets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clerical </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. What time will I be expected to work? <ul><ul><li>Different businesses have different working hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9am to 5pm is, generally, normal working hours </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Businesses have to meet the needs of clients </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nurses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mechanic </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Where am I going and how will I get there? <ul><li>Plan your journey </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bus/train/walk? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time your potential journey, allowing for traffic/delays </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do a trial run </li></ul><ul><li>Use and to help you plan </li></ul>
  9. 9. What sort of information will I deal with when at work? <ul><li>Client information </li></ul><ul><li>Company information </li></ul><ul><li>General, task-related information </li></ul>
  10. 10. Client information <ul><li>The Data Protection Act dictates that data/information is treated with confidentiality. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Telephone numbers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Addresses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DoBs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial information (accounts numbers etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sensitive, personal information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You must not share client details with other people outside of the organisation, and sometimes with others working with you </li></ul>
  11. 11. Client information: Examples <ul><li>Working in a school, you are trusted with confidential information about young people </li></ul><ul><li>Working for a decorator, you might have information about the client’s valuable possessions in their home </li></ul>
  12. 12. Company information <ul><li>You may learn sensitive details about the company you work for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial/accounts information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employee information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Profits </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. General, task-related information <ul><li>Information is vital to effective running of a business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People rely on information to fulfil their role/responsibilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The sharing of relevant information is essential for a company to be successful </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make sure you pass on information when appropriate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are not sure… ask! </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Sharing my work experiences? <ul><li>We like to share our day-to-day experiences, frustrations, successes with friends and family </li></ul><ul><li>Think about how, in what way, you do this </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many of us share information on the internet, through Facebook etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think about who can read the information you share online… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you want people you work with to read your status updates? </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Privacy settings
  16. 16. Recording your success <ul><li>Recording your success will help you reflect on what you have learnt and achieved </li></ul><ul><li>It will also help you when you come to begin writing your CV </li></ul><ul><li>How can you do this? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflective journal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook updates </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Where should I go to find out more about jobs and careers? <ul><li>Library – careers sections </li></ul><ul><li>School – teachers, careers advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Internet – websites </li></ul><ul><li>Connexions – careers service and advisors </li></ul>
  18. 18. Exploring careers and jobs <ul><li>What do I need to do to get a job as a … nurse/fireman/lawyer etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the career paths and plan what you need to achieve </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do I need to get specific GCSEs? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is there a particular college course I should do? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do I need to go to university? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should I get an apprenticeship? </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Useful websites <ul><li>BBC Student Life </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Connexions </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>City and Guilds </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Need 2 Know </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Careers Box </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>