Filling goodie bags with leaflets and pens, they were also able to learn and use transferable work-related learning skills such as teamwork, interpersonal skills, independent working and more. Throughout their time on work experience, students grew in confidence and were able to reflect upon their current capabilities, skills and qualities whilst considering their future career outcomes.
Fiona Holmes, Career Lead at Alfriston School had the following to say:
‘The day gave the girls the opportunity to experience teamwork in a different environment doing a different activity to what they had ever done before. They showed problem solving and communication skills. We certainly saw a competitive side coming in with them!’