The school year ended for Year 10 students with work experience. We had a record number of students taking part and we received some excellent comments from employers (There are too many to publish so here’s a random sample!)
Beth M: ‘Beth was a very pleasant young lady, she fitted in to the team of the Coffee Corner. Excellent communication with customers and staff, she did every task given with enthusiasm and carried it out to a good standard. She is a credit to your school. I would not hesitate in employing her’
Saivydas T: ‘Si has been very professional and hands-on working in the classroom. He has followed all instructions and developed professional relationships with the adults and children. It is clear he has been very reflective of his practice and worked very hard’
Leo G: ‘Leo conducted himself very well. He dealt with a wide variety of teams, business areas and management levels and came across professionally, eager to learn and confident in asking questions. His timekeeping was very good and he was willing to stay later in one area if required. Leo worked well in 1:1 situations but also dealt well with group situations that required listening to others and discussing situations. Overall, it was a pleasure to have Leo with us. He definitely has the right attitude about work and has shown himself in a very good light’.
Tom H: ‘Tom has been a great help – his work has included filling out planning application forms, writing planning statements and assisting with the redesign of our office. He has also been able to gain some experience working with architectural software. He has proven himself to be a fast learner and a pleasure to work with’
Harry B: ‘Harry has been an excellent addition to the team, he’s completed tasks in a professional and timely manner, he’s not afraid to provide feedback, whilst being a courteous and confident communicator’
Molly R: ‘Molly is one exceptional young lady. She fitted in immediately. She learned the workings of the till in minutes. She tidied, sorted and rearranged without asking. She was wonderful with the customers. I was amazed by her resourcefulness and enthusiasm. I would hire her tomorrow!’
Kieran S: ‘Kieran was an excellent role model and used his problem solving skills to tackle jobs given’
Ben Sanderson ‘Ben worked on a project stemming from a request for help from an artist who uses chemical means to achieve patinas on copper that have vivid and distinctive colours. This was a challenging project that required a systematic variation of the range of parameters to identify formulations that would yield the desired colour. Ben showed himself to be a careful, methodical and accurate worker, so he was allowed a high degree of independence in conducting his work. He is a quiet and reliable person, with a sharp mind and a very mature approach to work. It was a real pleasure to have Ben working in the Lab’
Travis Oak ‘What a fantastic/excellent student. Travis is a great credit to Upper Shirley High’
Amelia Woods ‘Amelia is a delight to work with. Her enthusiasm is infectious and she puts her all into everything she does. I have had nothing but praise for Amelia from the people she worked with during her time with us’
Carina Janning ‘I was very impressed with the level and standard of the work Carina produced – she seemed to really engage with the tasks given to her and produced above and beyond what was asked. As part of her project she took some very creative photographs in her own time which really brought her work to life! Well done’
Well done to all students who took part!