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Year 10 Work Experience - Junxian

Our Year 10 students have once again been busy on their two weeks Yearly Work Experience.

We have had some amazing feedback from both students and their employers.

At George Mitchell we strongly believe that doing a work experience placement is a great way for our students to find out whether a certain type of career is for them... It gives students the opportunity to learn new skills, build contacts and experience what it’s like working in a real 9-5 job

We believe that our pupils should have first-hand experience of the workplace. Work experience also equips students with knowledge that will enhance their job/college applications and particularly your interviews. Because you've gained a better understanding of the sector you want to go into, you'll be able to talk more authoritatively and ask questions that resonate with the employer…

There is anecdotal evidence that employers look more favorably on candidates who have gained a basic understanding of their business sector and know what it's like to be in a work environment.

Work experience can also add considerable clout to a student’s CV, and if they’re thinking of applying to university, some professional credibility will look great on their UCAS personal statement.

This year we have had students go to some amazing placements.

JunxianJunxian worked at BDP Architects, he was set the challenge of designing an art gallery in the heart of St Paul’s. He was taken to the site, provided with a brief and asked to use both software and models to show case his designs to the Chair of BDP, Chris Harding.

His mentor for the two weeks, Tom Walker, remarked that his model showed such 'attention to detail and intricate design that it was better than some of the undergraduate’s pieces!’

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