Year 10

Virtual Work Experience and Careers Learning

The next two weeks of your learning will be centred around work experience and careers related learning.  We have been fortunate to have the support of  Changing Education who will be working with us to enable each of you to experience your own virtual work placement.  There will be opportunities to build your cv, complete a work based case study as well as tasks to complete and videos to watch along the way.  If you need support or have any queries regarding the APP and related tasks  please email workexperience@changingeducation.co.uk.  Miss Fanning is also available should you have any concerns about the work  kfanning@thedeanes.essex.sch.uk .  If you would like any further support with questions related to your options at 16 or career choices our careers advisor is available by email to answer any questions you may have.  You will meet Verna when we return to school if you haven't done so already. vernascroxton@southend.gov.uk

Week beginning Monday 18th May will be your ‘Changing Education’ ‘Pre Placement’ week and you will be sent an invite via your school email address to download the APP.  You will complete a range of tasks and explore the #sectorspotlightsessions.  For the second week (Week beg 1st June) you will receive a personalised timetable from Changing Education.  Whilst we have outlined a guide to the week beginning 1st June, your personalised timetable may outline the tasks in a slightly different order.

We would suggest that you complete the next two weeks of your work as a work experience journal.  You could do this on a computer or on lined paper. The tasks that are completed on the ‘Changing Education App’ will be stored and submitted to Changing Education and you will receive some feedback on the completion of your virtual work experience.

 

 
Monday 18 May
Tuesday 19 May
Wednesday 20 May
Thursday 21 May
Friday 22 May
09:00 – 09:30
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09:45 – 10:30
Pre- Placement

Introduction to Changing Education


Today you will receive an email from Changing Education.  Please check your school email account to get details of how to login to the App.  You will be asked to create a pin.  Please make a note of the pin somewhere safe.


Once you are logged in you will need to submit your industry interests.  You can choose from 1-8.  This will help to match you up with the relevant career/work experience related links.


Before continuing on the APP complete some of your own research into your ‘preferred’ industry interests.  Can you find out for example what local colleges offer qualifications for that industry? Make a list of them.

Pre- Placement

Key Workers


As you are all aware we are having to make significant changes to the way that we are living right now.  Some people are required to continue working as normal in order to ensure that certain services are still provided to us.  These people are called KEY WORKERS. 


Task:

Using the link below, watch the short video about the 8 Industry Sectors.  Then complete the activities part one and two.


8 Industry Sectors

Pre-Placement

Boosting your employability


As well as laws to protect you, you also have responsibilities as an employee, for example, being punctual and completing tasks on time.. Make notes on how you would deal with the following situations? 


1. You are feeling ill and do not think that you are well enough to go into work today. What do you do?


2.You have recently started a new job. You were really pleased to be offered a job with this company as there are lots of opportunities. However, you are finding it difficult to keep on top of the work! 



3. You are working as a trainee electrician for a construction company. Your employer insists that you wear a hard hat and steel toe capped boots at all times. You love the job but find the clothing really uncomfortable and don’t want to wear it.  What can you do?



Pre-Placement

CV Preparation


After Half term week you will be completing your virtual work experience.  There will be tasks to complete in order to build your CV. 


Today you will create some draft notes to assist with this. Read the article using the link below and then see if you can write at least  two bullet points outlining some of your ‘soft skills’.  These skills are important because at your age it is likely that your actual work experiences so far will be limited.


How to Phrase soft skills in your CV

Pre-Placement

Interview Techniques


Preparation is the key to job interview success. Make notes on the list of tips from the link below and you’ll walk into your interview brimming with confidence.


Preparing for an Interview

10:30 – 10:45
Break
10:45 – 11:30

Create a placement for ‘Changing Education Virtual WEX’ on the following date range: 1st – 5th June. This will be your virtual work experience week.


Once you have created the placement, this will unlock the work personality questionnaire which you need to complete in full.


Complete Activity 3- Exploring Job Profiles.  Use the link to explore the different Job Profiles and complete the questions for Nurse, Social Worker, Journalist and Lab technician.


8 Industry Sectors


Read the following three Case Studies  complete the questions.


Case Studies


Have you had any work experiences so far?  They might have been unpaid experiences such as volunteer work.  If so, make a note as this will be included in your cv work during the placement week.


To start preparing your CV  complete some draft notes include the following;


• Personal details – name, address, phone number, email address.

• Name of school and what qualifications you are studying.  Any predicted grades.

• Any experience of work you have had, e.g. a newspaper round, regular babysitting.

• Any other achievements, e.g. member of a team, certificates or awards in the last 2-3 years.

• The name of someone who can write a reference for you (usually your Head of Year or a teacher).


Clip : Tell me about yourself


Watch the link above. Write an answer to the question ‘Tell me about yourself’. Include information about your education, experience and skills.

Practice answering this question aloud in front of an adult and ask for feedback.

How can your answer be improved? Redraft your answer.

11:30 – 12:00
Reading/Research
Reading/Research
Reading/Research
Reading/Research
Reading/Research
12:00 – 13:00
Lunch
13:00 – 13:45

Now that you have completed the work personality questionnaire you should have access to the #SectorSpotlightSessions.

Spend this session watching some of the videos.Either select those related to your career/work experience preferences or simply select those that you think you might find of interest. 

Using the same link and any other research, make notes on at least three jobs that interest you.


In particular note down the following:


1.The Skills required.

2.Qualifications required.

3.Potential salary.

Gaining extra Experience (boosting your employability):

Spend some timing researching ways to gain extra experience.  

- NCS (National Citizenship Service

- Duke of Edinburgh Award

- UKYouth

- UK Scout Organisation

Use this afternoon to finish your CV preparation notes and complete some further research.

What makes a good cv? Does anyone in your household or someone in the family have a CV that they could share with you?    


CV Essentials


How to write a CV

Essential practice interview questions.


Read through the Five essential interview questions


Write yourself an answer to each of these question:

1. Why do you want this job?

2. Describe a situation in which you displayed leadership skills.

3. Describe a situation where you worked effectively as a team.

4. Where do you want to be in 5 years?

5. What are your weaknesses?

13:45 – 14:30

Task- What employers want.


The following is a list of the top 6 attributes that employers want;


1. Reliability/honesty

2. Punctuality

3. Willingness to learn

4. Works well with others

5. Enthusiasm

6. Smart appearance


Make  notes on the evidence you have for each point?  Use your experiences  inside and out of school.

Choose one of the links below for careers in Biology or the NHS.  Or browse both if you prefer!


Read about the types of careers available.  Were you aware that there are so many!  Is anyone in your family a Key Worker?  Can you ask them about their route into that career?  


Biology Careers


Explore Roles in the NHS

Choices & Aspirations:

Have a look at the links below.  What do you love?  What are your choices at 16? What can you do in the next year or so to help give a clear path to your choices at 16?  Note any ideas that you have.

Do What You Love, Love What You Do

What are your Choices at 16?

No Idea Homepage

Use this afternoon to finish your CV preparation notes and complete some further research.  What makes a good cv? Does anyone in your household or someone in the family have a CV that they could share with you?   


Tips for writing your CV


The Do's and Dont's of CV Writing

At the end of a job interview, or one for a college or apprenticeship, it’s likely you’ll be given the chance to put any questions you have to the interviewer. This can be tricky, but here are some tips to make sure you avoid an awkward silence and demonstrate your interest in the position.


What questions should I ask at the end of an interview?


What questions should I ask?


Write three questions that you could ask at the end of a college or job interview for a course of your choice.

14:30 – 15:00
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Monday 01 June
Tuesday 02 June
Wednesday 03 June
Thursday 04 June
Friday 05 June
09:00 – 09:30
Physical activity
Physical activity
Physical activity
Physical activity
Physical activity
09:45 – 10:30
Virtual Placement

Receive a daily #SectorSpotlightSessions video

 

  1. Make notes on anything that interests you or inspires you?

  2. Write down one thing that you have taken from the video?

Virtual Placement

Receive a daily #SectorSpotlightSessions video

 

1.Make notes on anything that interests you or inspires you?

2. Write down one thing that you have taken from the video?

Virtual Placement

Receive a daily #SectorSpotlightSessions video


1.Make notes on anything that interests you or inspires you?

2. Write down one thing that you have taken from the video?

Virtual Placement

 

Receive a daily #SectorSpotlightSessions video


1.Make notes on anything that interests you or inspires you?

2. Write down one thing that you have taken from the video?

Virtual Placement

Receive a daily #SectorSpotlightSessions video

 

1.Make notes on anything that interests you or inspires you?

2. Write down one thing that you have taken from the video?

 

10:30 – 10:45
Break
10:45 - 11:30

Interactive careers talk- listen to the talk and take the opportunity to ask your employer some questions. 




Interactive careers talk- listen to the talk and take the opportunity to ask your employer some questions.




Interactive careers talk- listen to the talk and take the opportunity to ask your employer some questions. 




Interactive careers talk- listen to the talk and take the opportunity to ask your employer some questions. 




Interactive careers talk- listen to the talk and take the opportunity to ask your employer some questions.

11:30 – 12:00
Reading/Research
Reading/Research
Reading/Research
Reading/Research
Reading/Research
12:00 – 13:00
Lunch
13:00 – 13:45

Case Study/CV builder tasks (changing Education)

Case Study/CV builder tasks (changing Education)

Complete & Submit Case Study/CV Builder tasks.

Complete & Submit Case Study/CV Builder tasks.

Receive feedback from employers


Complete student feedback





13:45 – 14:30

Case Study/CV builder tasks (Changing Education)

Case Study/CV builder tasks

(Changing Education)








Complete & Submit Case Study/CV Builder tasks.

Complete & Submit Case Study/CV Builder tasks.

Receive feedback from employers.


Complete Student feedback.


Student certificate

14:30 – 15:00
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For your reading/Research you may wish to explore some of the following websites to support your personal career choices.

 

https://www.fixuponlineacadeActionjacksonLIVEmy.com/courses/Happy-Life-Academy:/

/nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

https://www.youtube.com/Actionjacksonlive

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/work-experience-and-internships

https://ncw2020.co.uk/activities/

https://barclayslifeskills.com/young-people/

https://nnfestival.org.uk/festival-bridge/schools-education/creative-careers/creative-careers-resources/ctf-live-films/

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