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World of Work

Posted at 8:19 am on 18th September, 2019

Year 10 Work Experience

Wellacre students joined the workforce of over 100 local businesses during the Key Stage 4 work experience week.

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Shadowing roles including sports instructors, heating engineers and pharmacists, Wellacre students engaged in the opportunity to gain valuable workplace learning. 

Wellacre would like to extend our thanks to all those involved because without local businesses and organisations opening their doors to students and supporting this scheme, work experience not be possible.  

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Positive feedback for commitment, hard work and effort has been received by Wellacre staff, and we are pleased to share the following:

*  Kian, Daniel and Thomas spent the week at the family charity, The Toy House, and impressed both staff and parents.  Parents were impressed with their positive attitudes and how they worked well with the children. Staff said they were hardworking and eager to help by setting up toys for play sessions, baking cakes, and decorating garden fences.

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*  Zack was welcomed by Stegta, the engineering apprenticeship provider.  He worked really hard and they think he’s going to make a fantastic apprentice when he finishes his studies next year. 

*  Alfie enjoyed a diverse placement at Kellogg’s, working in departments and exploring various roles.  He was enthusiastic, worked well with employees and worked hard no matter the task. He had a positive attitude towards work and communicated well with everyone he met. 

*  Colleagues at Altrincham Tesco expressed that Monty was a lovely, polite young man and that he was friendly with them and with customers.  He worked hard and showed real commitment to the role, proving a credit to Wellacre and his parents.

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Students themselves also commented on the value of their work placements.

Kyle, who spent a week in the Engineering and Fabrication departments at the Cartwright Group, said:  

“A work experience at the Cartwright Group gave me a better understanding about design and manual engineering.”

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Mr Duffy, Director of Futures, said:

“The insight that students get into the world of work provides them with important lessons in enterprise and employability.  The experience and memories of their week will not only raise their aspirations and confidence, but will help them to find the best pathway from school to further education, apprenticeships or employment.”

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