Oakham pupils continue to benefit from work experience this summer, helping them make a decision about their future careers and giving them the opportunity to develop workplace skills adding value to their CV.
Izzy worked at the company choixce , a personal styling service. Izzy was introduced to all areas of the business and her key tasks included shadowing a stylist, picking and packing and creating videos for social media.
Izzy commented, “I enjoyed my time here very much and felt like I thrived in the environment. The business is so interesting and the employees are lovely! I want my own business in the future, possibly in fashion and so this start-up was perfect!”
Suzannah spent a few days at Hambleton Hall in Rutland, working in various departments including reception, housekeeping and the restaurant. She also spent time in the Head Office learning about marketing, HR and interior design.
Suzannah said, “The experience went beyond my expectation. It was interesting to see the breadth of the business. I would like to pursue a career in interior design so my time here was very useful.”
Earlier in the summer, several Oakham pupils enjoyed attending work experience placements in Parliament, making the most of the opportunities provided during such an exciting time in UK politics. Pupils Monica and Zara also recently carried out work experience with Photocentric Ltd, a 3D Manufacturer, and Williams Commerce – Cloudfy, a leading B2B eCommerce platform, respectively. Their placements gave them an insight into the world of work, and helped them demonstrate their potential to prospective employers or universities.
If any employers could offer a work experience placement to one of our pupils next summer, please contact Caroline Atkinson at CLA@oakham.rutland.sch.uk