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Take Your Son to Work Day

Posted at 10:02 am on 12th July, 2023

KS3 Work Experience Opportunity

As part of Wellacre’s Careers Education, Information and Guidance provision, we invited KS3 students the opportunity to experience a one day work placement with a family member. 

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Participating in the world of work has proven to be both exciting and extremely rewarding for all those involved in previous years and we were delighted to get everyone involved in Take Your Son to Work Day this July. 

Local businesses and organisations welcomed 235 Year 7, 8 and 9 students and many shared their experiences of the day:

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Yr 7 Jasper, Manchester Musical Youth: Jasper worked alongside his Dad building a set ready for their ‘Anything Goes’ show.

Yr 7 Thomas, What’s Niggling: Thomas spent the day with his Uncle’s maintenance business and learned lots of new skills and knowledge including how to use different tools, the importance of punctuality and how to leave a job tidy! 

Yr 7 - Ben, Software Development: Ben assisted in making a change in code, which was deployed to the company’s production environment and assisted in tracing a bug.

Yr 7 Willliam, Beech Design & Build:  William enjoyed being an architect for the day.  He worked with the team designing buildings and surrounding areas, using sketching and the leading computer design programmes.

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Yr 7 - Oliver, Hospital Electrical Department:  Oliver assisted in fixing the air tubes for bloods, working on fire alarms and made a visit to theatres to change a socket.

Yr 7 Isaac, Media City Production Company: Isaac learned how to use a TV studio camera, did some lighting and looked at the vision mixer in the gallery.

Yr 7 Lewis, Doggo General Store: Lewis had a great time with his Uncle visiting the three pet supply shops he runs in Macclesfield, Knutsford and Sale. He helped with stocking, pricing and meeting people with their pets.

Yr 8 Noah, Omnicell: Noah worked with his Dad at the pharmaceutical company and helped install a medication dispenser.

Yr 8 Josh, Atrium HR: Josh helped the Altrium HR’s marketing team and became the office’s chief dog walker! 

Yr 8 Tom, University of Manchester Property Department:  Tom was problem solving and also looking at some of the localised structural works that are being undertaken.

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Yr 8 Conrad, Banga Curries: Conrad enjoyed working in a professional kitchen, helping to wash and chop vegetables, pick herbs and prepare spice mixes. 

Yr 8 Robert, Manchester City: In a slight twist, it was ‘take your little brother to work day’ for Robert’s brother, George, who was happy to show Robert his role. Robert even got to meet Pep (through virtual reality as part of the Stadium tour!)

Yr 9 Evan, Manchester Airport: Evan experienced the under wing operation turning round an Airbus 380 aircraft, the world’s largest passenger jet.  

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Mr Duffy, Leader of CEAIG, said:

“Thank you to all the Wellacre families and partners for welcoming Wellacre students for work placements.  Feedback was so positive and some students received references from their ‘employers’ which highlight how well our students demonstrated Wellacre’s core values in the workplace.”

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Positive feedback included:

Yr 7 Daniel, Kingsway Primary:  Daniel arrived punctually with a big smile on his face and had such a positive attitude. It was a very successful day and Daniel was highly thought of by the Headteacher and all the staff at Kingsway.

Yr 8 Liam, Kickstart: Liam was excellent; he was supportive, thoughtful, and enthusiastic throughout the afternoon. They were glad he enjoyed his experience.

Yr 7 Jack, Flow Right: Jack worked in his family business for the day and received a tip from one of their customers for a job well done, and he was delighted!

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Principal Mrs Sharrock, said:

“The students really enjoyed the opportunity to experience the world of work, relate to others in a different context and develop their confidence and wider interests.”

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