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Take Your Son to Work Day 2022

Posted at 11:38 am on 14th July, 2022

Work Experience for KS3 Students

As part of Wellacre’s extensive Careers programme, Key Stage 3 students were presented with an opportunity to undertake a one-day work experience.

Take Your Son to Work Day enables students to participate in the world of work and to experience a work environment and all that the working day entails. 

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9, shadowed family and friends in their work place and learnt about a wide range of industries and responsibilities of various roles.  

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Many shared experiences and what they had learned from Take Your Son to Work Day:

Year 8 Evan, Dock 10:  Dock 10 has green screen technology and many TV shows are produced there. In the studio, he modelled for a game show produced in VR (Virtual Reality) and saw a demo of the studio and the technology, such as green screen studios, motion capture and VR.

Year 9 Tom, Morson Projects:  Tom’s Work Experience at Morson Projects went well and they offered him the opportunity to come back next year for the week.  He will also feature in their newsletter in the coming weeks and they’re hoping to sponsor Tom’s rocket launch!

Year 7 Isaac, Scout Association: Isaac enjoyed his day today as a volunteer leader with the Scout Association. Isaac is a scout at 2nd Irlam and has recently started volunteering with the younger children. He experienced the Cub Leadership team preparing for a camp weekend and helped at Wednesday cubs organising games involving teamwork.

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Year 8 Matthew, University of Manchester: Matthew had a great day working in the Materials Operations Team at the University of Manchester.  He had a tour of the new facilities in the Engineering Buildings and he also helped a student book travel for a conference.

Year 7 Isaac, Property Management: Isaac enjoyed his Working Experience, he spent the day looking at most aspects of property development from acquisition, design, quantity surveying and also a game of pool and lunch in the hub!

Year 7 Luke - Regatta:  Luke joined Regatta for the day, he was first in the IT department and then after lunch he went through the range plan in the showroom, helping to get the range ready for the ss23 shoot later this month. 

Year 8 Joel - Kellogg’s: Joel visited the Manchester plant, joining the maintenance team learning about all the food processes on site. He also attended various meetings about maintenance, a shutdown meeting with management and a prep meeting with engineers and craftsmen to discuss a critical piece of work.

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Year 7 Conrad - Salford City Council:  Conrad visited some Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems, a green or living wall and a flood basin. He learnt about climate change and what the city council do to try and reduce its impact. 

Year 7 Will - Hilti HQ: Will spent the day helping with some interior designs for a new fleet of vans. He conducted some research on some of Hilti’s historic tools and sourced some of them on eBay. He also visited a Manchester store to check out how a global POS campaign will fit.

Year 7 Jack - Marriott Hotel: Jack had a fantastic day joining the Maintenance team at the Marriott Hotel Manchester Airport.

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Year 8  George - Acre Hall Primary: George helped the Site Manager at Acre Hall Primary School. 

Year 8 Harley - Quanta Law: Harley learned about business costs and how his Dad helps progress the business systems. He watched a website being built as well as helping to organise the stationary cupboard!

Year 7 Joshua - Altum HR: Joshua learned all about GDPR and employment law. 

Year 7 Luca and Joshua - St. Michael’s Primary: Luca and Joshua edited music and assisted at the Street Dance after school club at St Michael’s Primary School.

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Year 8 Aidan - Greater Manchester Police:  Aidan learned about GMPs Air Support Unit and Armed Response Vehicles.

Year 7 Ewan Manchester Metropolitan University: Ewan undertook Work Experience at the university and helped deliver a lecture.

Year 7 Tom - MRICS Chartered Surveyors: Tom helped with an inspection upon a  listed building and other day to day duties. Tom had the opportunity to think about the funding for this building and how to best spend it to get it back into better condition. 

Year 7 Ryan - Morson Projects: Ryan learnt how to draw using AutoCAD before having a go at modifying electrical drawings.

Mrs Sharrock, Principal, said:

“What a wonderful array of experiences for our students.  To have the opportunity for meaningful engagement with employers at KS3 is really important. Well done boys!”

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