• 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
  • serving customers, putting out stock that was low, making sure the shop is tidy at all times


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
  • yes, I learnt how to use a till and also learnt about customer service. now I am working in sainsburys and what I learnt at Oxfam proved really useful.


  • 3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
  • i enjoyed the team, the manager was more like a friend and the other staff were also really friendly


  • 4. How valued do you feel by Oxfam?
  • yes i felt valued by the staff, they made me feel really proud of myself for volunteering and helping a good cause


  • 5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
  • it wasnt very well organised to be honest. i went into my local oxfam and asked them if i can volunteer there, she pretty much said yes and showed me eveything, that was it


  • 6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
  • as my tasks were very simple i didnt really need much support however staff were always around in case i did


  • 6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
  • a lot


  • 7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
  • it was unpaid


  • 8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
  • unsure


  • 9. Would you recommend Oxfam to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 9b. Why?
  • it was a nice place to work whilst i was still studying for a levels, the work experience was really flexible and i learnt some really important skills like customer service, i also developed my communication skills

  • 10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Oxfam?
  • just be you!


Work Experience

Yorkshire & The Humber

July 2017

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