Student Work Experience Stories – Alex

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At Highlands we celebrate the National Work Experience Week.

Our dedicated team at Careers & Employability provide support to students going out on work experience placements.

In the last academic year over 88% of our students have taken part in a valuable work placement and we look forward to another busy year ahead!

According to an employer survey carried out by Gumtree in UK, some 90% of employers thought that work experience was essential for anyone applying for jobs in the current climate. The survey found that job applicants with good work experience were seen as more knowledgeable (67%), more confident (44%) and more committed (40%)!

Alex’s Story:

What’s your name and age?

Alex Monet
Age 17

What do you study at Highlands?

Extended Diploma in Business

Where did you do your work placement?

I did my work placement at 365 Tickets which is a company that sells attraction tickets online.

What did you like most about your work placement?

I liked the working environment. Everyone there made me feel welcome and I received help from other employees when I needed it.

What advice would you give to others going on work placement?

If you unsure about the task or if you finding a task difficult don’t be afraid to ask questions.

What the employer said?

“Alex was able to understand the workload, logic and provide an assessment of what actions should be taken for commercial benefits – an excellent contribution and opportunity to deliver against focused business objectives.
A rewarding placement for both parties.”

 

If you are an employer and would like to offer work experience, please contact our team on T 608534 | employability@highlands.ac.uk or simply complete this form.