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Take Your Son to Work Day

Posted at 12:46 pm on 16th July, 2019

New Key Stage 3 Work Experience

We were delighted to launch a new opportunity for Year 7 and 8 students this year as part of Wellacre’s extensive Careers programme. 

The ‘Take Your Son to Work Day’, part of the wider Careers, Community and Cohesion Week during 1st and 5th July, offered a one day, Key Stage 3 work experience. 

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Participating in the world of world has proven to be both exciting and extremely rewarding for all Wellacre students who undertake the opportunity throughout their school life and beyond.  It is a unique chance for students to experience a work environment and all that it entails. 

Mr Duffy, Director of Futures, said:

“We were pleased to see Wellacre families engage so positively in the ‘Take Your Son to Work Day.’  They organised a wealth of placements for their sons, so that they could experience the world of work firsthand.”  

Students were encouraged to meet with their prospective ‘employer’ prior to their work placements in order to prepare by finding our more about the organisation, working hours, lunch and break times, tasks they may undertake, and appropriate work attire. 

Year 8 Oliver joined his father, who is Art Director at Fabrik Games.  Oliver spent the day taking part in game design discussions, meetings and experienced some green screen work. 

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Oliver’s Dad said: 

“Everyone was very keen to tell Oliver how our studio runs and he asked lots of intelligent questions. He had a fantastic day and everyone at work thoroughly enjoyed his presence and his mature approach to the day.  I’m so proud of him! Thank you to Wellacre for setting this up and thank you to all at Fabrik Games for making him welcome.”

Year 8 Jackson spent the day at the War Museum in Salford Quays, working alongside his Step-Father, who is the Estate Manager.  He spent time in the office, in the exhibits and also welcomed War Veterans for a special celebration event.

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Jackson said:

“I really enjoyed the day at the War Museum.  It was interesting to meet the War Veterans and hear their stories.”

Hoist Finance welcomed Harrison, and he spent the day meeting executive members of the team as well as Heads of Department, to learn more about their respective areas. 

Ruth Peck, Head of People at Hoist Finance, said:

“All those who met Harrison fed back that he was full of curiosity and full of positive energy.  He threw himself into the day and asked insightful questions. I was particularly impressed with the level of maturity he demonstrated in being able to cope with meeting lots of different people throughout the day and at the same time being able to have detailed discussions about a variety of topics.  It showed a quick and agile mind and someone who enjoys learning. He is a credit to your school.”