View Full Version : Have you ever been on work experience?

July 13th, 2009, 6:00 AM
Yeah not all school's can organise this. But today I did my first day of work experience, at a TV station o3o;

Have you? :3

July 13th, 2009, 6:03 AM
Well, I'm not old enough yet. But my school does do work experience. I don't know where I'll do mine. Probably with my Dad or Mom.

Captain Fabio
July 13th, 2009, 6:05 AM
Worked for a radio show near when I am from. Only a 2 week thing from my school.

I have a year out in my University course next year, so I am looking at games companies.
It is so hard to get people to even consider accepting =[

July 13th, 2009, 6:06 AM
I did work experience when I was in year 10. It was at a Dog Washing center. Though I wasn't qualified to wash the dogs or groom then, I was given the jobs of playing with the dogs and walking them, and I enjoyed it. :)

I just disliked the fact I came home covered in fur. XD;

July 13th, 2009, 6:07 AM
I haven't done it yet, but next year I'll be doing it at a photography studio. Just messin' around with Photoshop and all that jazz. Got it arranged a couple of months ago and I'm really looking forward to it.

Gold warehouse
July 13th, 2009, 6:12 AM
Yeah, I've done 2 lots of work experience, one in a hotel kitchen and one at an airbase. I preffered the latter (obviously). The airbase wasn't really work experience, we were just given a tour and shown what it would be like to work there. For some reason, they wouldn't let us fly any of the planes...
I've also worked in childcare and I'm currently working in IT, outside of school work experience; I still had a lot of forms to fill out, find an adult willing to have responsibility over me etc. seeing as the law still classes me as a young person.

July 13th, 2009, 6:17 AM
Yep. I did mine with my friend at his old Primary school and really enjoyed it ^^

July 13th, 2009, 6:28 AM
My high school never offered anything like this. Well, not in the sense that it was compulsory. There was a program where people could give up their last three periods of the day and get work experience, but that was an everyday ordeal, for school credit.

It does sound interesting though.

July 13th, 2009, 6:29 AM
I had work experience with the IT department of Plymouth Argyle Football Club back in September 2007, at the beginning of Year 11. =3

July 13th, 2009, 6:47 AM
I don't think my school offered anything like this...And if it did, I never heard of anyone doing it :O

Big Japan
July 13th, 2009, 7:09 AM
My school only has them every second year. I did mine two years ago at a recording studio. It was pretty amazing, actually. I was surprised I got in, though. There were only five slots for our school, and something like 150 students applied.

Definitely an experience I'll never forget.

July 13th, 2009, 7:47 AM
My school for the next two next years is a work experience so yes I will most likely be on it.

True Reign
July 13th, 2009, 7:47 AM
My school doesn't offer it, at least I don't know if they do, lol.

Although I have gone to work the past four weeks as a lifeguard. It as pretty cool, I guess.

July 13th, 2009, 8:56 AM
Nope, I havn't done mine yet, maybe soon :)

July 13th, 2009, 8:59 AM
You mean like an internship?

Nope..nothing like that. Any job I've ever had I had to go out and find myself.

July 13th, 2009, 10:07 AM
I have. Mostly retail and agricultural since there's not anything else I could think of doing and apparently nothing much else in my area.
All my placements have been compulsory.

I've noticed how one dog is a lot more effective than even six humans at rounding up sheep.

July 13th, 2009, 12:14 PM
I did mine in a local middle school (before they went all primary -> secondary tiers on us), but rather than interact with the kids, they had us sort out the library. T_T; I've never looked at the Dewey Decimal system in the same way since...

July 13th, 2009, 12:16 PM
I'm going to be doing my next year hopefully~
I'd like to work in a music shop or something...Should be quite fun i hope :D

July 13th, 2009, 12:17 PM
Did my just over a year ago now. Went to work at a computer store/office that my uncle owns. Instead of working on computers or paperwork (Something which I would have tolerated), I ended up just carrying boxes around for most of it or shredding paper. Most people there were nice but I was glad when the week was over.

.little monster
July 13th, 2009, 1:26 PM
No, my last school did not do that. And I never had a job..so..yeah..

I hope my new school offers it though. :3~

Netto Azure
July 13th, 2009, 2:24 PM
Meh, I volunteered at a health clinic and Library. But that's it. =/

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
July 13th, 2009, 5:31 PM
My school is too poor and too "ghey" to have working experience for the students at my school, but I did work at another school though


Ayano Katagiri
July 13th, 2009, 8:32 PM
I don't remember my school offering work experience other than acting as a waiter, but I didn't opt for that. I've been a waiter once before a few years back and it didn't seem that enjoyable.
I'll get more than enough work experience at uni though.

Lucy Lu
July 14th, 2009, 1:29 AM
I don't think we had that when I was at school. I have heard of them. I was a office aide in my senior year(if you can count that), but I only got credit for it. It was part of my elective that I needed to graduate. It was fun though, I get to pick up attendance and help file everything. I wish I could work in a school office.

July 14th, 2009, 9:15 AM
My high school was lame and didn't offer anything useful, but the Tech school I was also in my junior and senior year had something like this. It was how I got my internship at a sign/vehicle wrap shop that later became a job after I graduated, and I stayed there till I realized I ought to go to college instead. It was a nice little place, with nice co-workers. They even got me a cookie cake and I got to make a 'Georgia or bust' bumper sticker before I left. :3

piece of something
July 14th, 2009, 10:18 AM
yes i have some work experience but only for about two months so far. it can get boring but it is more enjoyable than school at least.