Sandwell Connextions Work Experience at Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Start Date:
West Midlands
Programme Type:
Work Experience
£7 hourly
Review Date:
August 2017

Review Score

9.8 /10

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


I had a timetable made for which consists of going to a webinar inside the building,designing posters for events,laminating,having meetings with internal staff,doing a business away day and person adviser meeting

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


Yes I learnt lots of skills like boosting my confidence, communicating with new people ,team work and most importantly time management . I have developed most of my skill which needed a boost of confidence and I was able to do that through the idea of work experience as in school the first time you meet someone it is weird however as time files you find it easier to talk so that's one of the examples..

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I throughly had fun as I got to see and achieve a teaching from every task that I completed because it just gave me that idea that a 9-5pm job is not only about sitting in front of a computer it's about exploring the world around you. I loved it because I got the chance to experience new things and an rough idea of how the world of work runs.

4. How valued do you feel by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council?


I feel very honoured and valued that they accepted me from lots of people to do work experience with them and they tried to plan it exciting for me. I also feel proud that I had one of the qualities they were looking for as they gave me a chance to prove what I can do and can't however I didn't feel sad if I didn't know anything about a certain task because they were all very kind which gave me the confidence to talk to them with out hesitation

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


It was well planned and well thought because in every activity I did it taught me something from the world of work. The most important thing about what they planned for me was they knew what was necessary to know for the world of work so you have a general background of you might have to do in that certain job role instead of regretting later in the future

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


I received a lot of support from the the, as they use to give me advice and tips for my future jobs. They would always ask me things like have you eaten, how has your day been, good morning and asking me if I need any help and that was really nice of them because it shows their humanity and a crystal clear personality

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


I received a lot of support from employers as they would provide me advic for the future. My employer was very kind hearted as she gave me lots of time to settle in with the people and introducing me to everyone and they were also very caring

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


I didn't receive any money for my work experience. This was a first time work experience which would provide us with some general information about world of work and everyone adapts into this environment.It also gives an idea of how you can make yourself prepared and strong for situations coming your way

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


Yes I believe there is a lot of opportunities outside of work which helps in your future jobs. I personally feel that employers are very kind and caring to everyone as they always offer work experience, volunteer work, part time jobs or a full time job and apprenticeship for students which give them a opportunity to decide what career they would like to go in or a rough idea of if they are choosing something they will enjoy

9. Would you recommend Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to a friend?


9b. Why?

I would always recommend because they are so caring and provide support for you to adapt easily in your future job environment. If you understand that the people around who are giving you advice are actually sharing their experiences with you and trying to hint to you that don't make the mistakes they have made which they regret till now as by the time you will realise your time would have gone and you won't receive the second chance to not make those mistakes at that time.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council?

I would give a tip of absorbing everything they teach you and listen carefully to their tips and advice for future

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