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What will work experience be like?

GWEx logo What is work experience for?

Work experience helps you to:Work experience

  • Develop your skills for work known as 'employability skills'
  • Find out more about career ideas and types of work
  • Prepare more for your next step after leaving school  
  • Feel more focused and motivated to achieve
  • Develop an awareness of health and safety, rights and responsibilities in the workplace  

What will it be like?

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  • You are most likely going to work a longer day than when you are at school but this helps you get a good insight into what it will be like going out to work
  • There will be new people you will be introduced to and you should have one person who you report to and looks after you
  • Getting to your placement on time is important so this will teach you punctuality and independence
  • You may feel a bit nervous on your first day but the staff will help make you feel welcome
  • You may have to watch a lot of work being done at first, but then you should be given some tasks to do
  • Hopefully, it will be interesting and you can find out about what it is like to work in that area
  • Be friendly and polite, offer to help and always ask if you are not sure what you should be doing

Whether you loved it or decided it wasn't what you want to do when you leave school you will have learned lots of new skills, met new people, found that what you have learned in school lessons is relevant and helped you to do things in the workplace and will have boosted your self-confidence.

How do I choose my work experience?

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Your work experience will be organised by the GWEx team (Guernsey Work Experience) who are based at Careers Guernsey.

KUDOS This link opens in a new browser windowHow do I decide what to do?

You can use KUDOS to help you check your interests and subjects and which job ideas might suit you.

Use your log-in you were given by your Careers Teacher to use KUDOS.

You can also use the A-Z links on this page to help you find out more about different career ideas. Ask your Careers Teacher for the E-Clips A-Z log-in.

The Guide to job sectors and job titles for work experience on this page will also help you find out more about jobs in the sectors that interest you.
pdf icon Guide to job sectors and job titles [350kb]

How will you choose Work Experience?

You will choose your Work Experience placement during your school Careers lessons, usually with support from your Careers Teacher.
Use the Placements by Job Title section on this page to help you find out more about the jobs you might want to do for work experience.

Complete a selection form

You will complete a selection form at school and you will normally choose up to 4 placements. You will fill in the subjects you are studying and the reasons why you have made your choices and your career ideas. Your tutor is also asked to comment on areas such as your IT Skills, Maturity, Team Working, Communication Skills as this helps place you with the right employer.

What happens next?

Once you have completed and signed your form, this will be sent to the GWEx (Guernsey Work Experience) staff at Careers Guernsey so that they can contact employers linked with your choices, to find a placement for you.

Once a placement is confirmed, you will receive a Student Pack at school which includes a job description, and health and safety information. Your parents have to sign the Parent Agreement form in this pack and return it to the school before your placement starts.

Before the placement starts

You need to read the job description in your Student Pack and check:

  • Do you need to arrange an interview with the employer before you start? Most employers will like to meet you before the first day and it is helpful for you to find out where you need to go.
  • Do you need to pick up any steel toe capped safety boots from the GWEx office before your placement? If you need safety boots, it will say in the job description under the health and safety. You can borrow safety boots by paying a £10 deposit which will be given back once you have returned your boots and the placement has finished.
  • Work out your transport to get there on time and how to get home at the end of the day.
     

Enjoy your placement!  

Placements by Job Title A - E

Here are the jobs you can choose for work experience:

pdf icon Accountant [240kb]

pdf icon Administration Assistant [243kb]

pdf icon Advocate [243kb]

pdf icon Agricultural Engineer [243kb]

pdf icon Aircraft Engineer [241kb]

pdf icon Ambulance & Rescue Crew [249kb]

pdf icon Animal Carer [247kb]

pdf icon Architect [245kb]

pdf icon Archivist [243kb]

pdf icon Art Retail & Party Facilitator [240kb]

pdf icon Hearing Aid Practioner [243kb]

pdf icon Auction Assistant [244kb]

pdf icon Auditor (Finance) [244kb]

pdf icon Badminton Sports Assistant [245kb]

pdf icon Barista [239kb]

pdf icon Bathroom & Kitchen Designer [245kb]

pdf icon Bathroom & Kitchen Designer [245kb]

pdf icon Beautician [243kb]

pdf icon Blocklayer/Plasterer [242kb]

pdf icon Builder [241kb]

pdf icon Building Trades Overview [247kb]

pdf icon Bureau De Change [241kb]

pdf icon Business & Office Taster [245kb]

pdf icon Butcher [242kb]

pdf icon Campsite Assistant [242kb]

pdf icon Car Valeter [240kb]

pdf icon Carer [244kb]

pdf icon Carpenter [242kb]

pdf icon Carpet Fitter [242kb]

pdf icon Chef [245kb]

pdf icon Childcare Assistant [243kb]

pdf icon Civil Engineer [245kb]

pdf icon Cleaner [238kb]

pdf icon Cycle Engineer [242kb]

pdf icon Dairy Worker [244kb]

pdf icon Dance Assistant [239kb]

pdf icon Decorator [242kb]

pdf icon Delivery Assistant [243kb]

pdf icon Dental Laboratory Assistant [247kb]

pdf icon Dentist [246kb]

pdf icon Diamond Drill Operator [241kb]

pdf icon Dietician [242kb]

pdf icon Drainage Engineer [242kb]

pdf icon Drama Assistant [242kb]

pdf icon Electrical Engineer [244kb]

pdf icon Engineer [245kb]

pdf icon Estate Agent [243kb]

pdf icon Event Planner [245kb]

 

 

Don't worry if you cannot see a job description for the job that interests you - just ask your Careers Teacher/Tutor to ask GWEx (Guernsey Work Experience) to send one through for you.

You can also use the A-Z link on this page to help you research some of the careers listed and find out more about the work involved. You Careers Teacher can give you the log-in for E-Clips A-Z.

Placements by Job Title F - K

These are the jobs you can choose for work experience:

pdf icon Facilities Management [240kb]

pdf icon Farmhand [243kb]

pdf icon Finance Overview [242kb]

pdf icon Financial Actuary [241kb]

pdf icon Firefighter [251kb]

pdf icon Florist [238kb]

pdf icon Forensic Scientist [250kb]

pdf icon Framing & Sales Assistant [243kb]

pdf icon Fund Management [244kb]

pdf icon Funeral Director [247kb]

pdf icon Gardener [247kb]

pdf icon Golf Club Overview [248kb]

pdf icon Graphic Designer [242kb]

pdf icon Grounds Assistant [244kb]

pdf icon Groundworker (construction) [242kb]

pdf icon Gym Assistant [242kb]

pdf icon Hair & Beauty Overview [247kb]

pdf icon Hairdresser [242kb]

pdf icon Harbour Administrator [251kb]

pdf icon Health & Safety Officer [245kb]

pdf icon Healthcare Assistant [247kb]

pdf icon Heating Designer [242kb]

pdf icon Hotel Overview [247kb]

pdf icon Human Resources Assistant [240kb]

pdf icon Insurance Assistant [243kb]

pdf icon Interior Designer [243kb]

pdf icon IT Technician [243kb]

pdf icon Jeweller [239kb]

pdf icon Journalist [244kb]

 

Don't worry if you cannot see a job description for the job that interests you - just ask your Careers Teacher/Tutor to ask GWEx (Guernsey Work Experience) to send one through for you.

You can also use the A-Z link on this page to help you research some of the careers listed and find out more about the work involved. You Careers Teacher can give you the log-in for E-Clips A-Z.

 

 

 

 

Placements by Job Title L - Q

These are the jobs you can choose for work experience:


pdf icon Laboratory Assistant [243kb]

pdf icon Laboratory Assistant (Plants) [246kb]

pdf icon Laundry Assistant [239kb]

pdf icon Leisure Assistant [243kb]

pdf icon Librarian [239kb]

pdf icon Manufacturing Assistant [244kb]

pdf icon Marine Engineer [240kb]

pdf icon Marketing Assistant [242kb]

pdf icon Mechanical Engineer [245kb]

pdf icon Media Assistant [243kb]

pdf icon Mortgage and Investment Administrator [241kb]

pdf icon Motor Vehicle Parts Assistant [241kb]

pdf icon Motor Vehicle Technician [242kb]

pdf icon Museum Curator [245kb]

pdf icon Music School Assistant [240kb]

pdf icon Nurse [242kb]

pdf icon Occupational Therapist [244kb]

pdf icon Optician [240kb]

pdf icon Panel Beater [243kb]

pdf icon Passenger Agent [249kb]

pdf icon Pharmacist [240kb]

pdf icon Photographer [248kb]

pdf icon Physiotherapist [243kb]

pdf icon Pilot [245kb]

pdf icon Plumber [243kb]

pdf icon Police & Guernsey Border Agency [251kb]

pdf icon Postal Operative [242kb]

pdf icon Premises Manager [241kb]

pdf icon Pre-school assistant [243kb]

pdf icon Print Production Assistant [241kb]

pdf icon Psychologist [246kb]
 

Don't worry if you cannot see a job description for the job that interests you - just ask your Careers Teacher/Tutor to ask GWEx (Guernsey Work Experience) to send one through for you.

You can also use the A-Z link on this page to help you research some of the careers listed and find out more about the work involved. You Careers Teacher can give you the log-in for E-Clips A-Z.

Placements by Job Title R - Z

These are the jobs you can choose for work experience:

 

pdf icon Radio Advertiser [244kb]

pdf icon Radiographer [243kb]

pdf icon Receptionist [241kb]

pdf icon Recycling Worker [245kb]

pdf icon Refrigeration Engineer [241kb]

pdf icon Removals Assistant [242kb]

pdf icon Research and Design Engineer [243kb]

pdf icon Research Assistant [244kb]

pdf icon Roadworker [243kb]

pdf icon Rugby Sports Assistant [244kb]

pdf icon Sales Assistant (Clothing) [240kb]

pdf icon Sales Assistant (Food) [243kb]

pdf icon Sea Fisheries Assistant [243kb]

pdf icon Speech and Language Therapist [244kb]

pdf icon Sports Assistant [242kb]

pdf icon Spray Painter and Panel Beater [243kb]

pdf icon Squash Sports Development Assistant [245kb]

pdf icon Stable Hand [245kb]

pdf icon Sterile Services Assistant [245kb]

pdf icon Stonemason [245kb]

pdf icon Stores Assistant [245kb]

pdf icon Surfing & Watersports Assistant [246kb]

pdf icon Teacher [243kb]

pdf icon Telecoms Engineer [242kb]

pdf icon Tiler [244kb]

pdf icon Tourism Assistant [239kb]

pdf icon Trading Standards Officer [243kb]

pdf icon Travel Services [243kb]

pdf icon Tree Surgeon [248kb]

pdf icon Trust Administrator [242kb]

pdf icon Vehicle Salesperson [243kb]

pdf icon Veterinary Assistant [244kb]

pdf icon Waiter [241kb]

pdf icon Warden [242kb]

pdf icon Water Quality Control Assistant [248kb]

pdf icon Welder and Fabrication Engineer [248kb]

pdf icon Youth Worker [240kb]

 

Don't worry if you cannot see a job description for the job that interests you - just ask your Careers Teacher/Tutor to ask GWEx (Guernsey Work Experience) to send one through for you.

You can also use the A-Z link on this page to help you research some of the careers listed and find out more about the work involved. You Careers Teacher can give you the log-in for E-Clips A-Z.