Student Work Experience Stories – Max

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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%)!

Max’s story:

What’s your name and age?

Age 17

What do you study at Highlands?


Where did you do your work placement?

States of Jersey – Department of the Environment

What did you like most about your work placement?

The varied range of tasks I was set and activities I took part in.

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

Be open minded. Willing to learn. Polite. Smart.

What the employer said?

“Thank you Max for your help and hard work. I hope you got as much out of the placement as we did. You certainly helped me out. I genuinely wish you great success. “


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

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