work experience week from dunclug college 13 pupil pupil year Lewis
why is work experience any use?
Dunclug College believe that ;
Work Experience at Year 13 provides opportunity for planned and appropriate experiences of the world of work to increase learners’ motivation, develop their employability skills and give relevance to their learning programme. The purpose is to add clarity to a career path already being explored by the individual pupil or to explore a new option, different from any previous work experience. At the end of this work experience, each student will write an evaluation and extract for their personal statement, and this will be kept in his or her personal file. Work Experience is key for students when applying to University, Further/Higher Education, apprenticeships or employment. Indeed, according to the Northern Ireland Skills Barometer, 58% of graduate employers would be unlikely to recruit a candidate with no work experience.
in Lewis’s words…..
My week of work experience at slemish design studio architects was really exciting as I had to design my own house. This showed me all the terms of designing a house from the size of the site to the size of the house and what way to design the house with views in mind etc.
I also learned how to work in a team, which will help me further in life when I start working.
Steven & Joe made me feel like I was part of slemish design studio which was great as I was only here for a week. the main thing was that I really enjoyed it. I hope to be an architect technician myself after Steven, joe & Scott helped me towards that after my week of work experience with them. They also took me out on site to show me what they do when designing/surveying an extension and loft conversion.