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Programme of Study Work Experience Journal Candidate Details Name: School: Work Experience Placement: Date from:

Date to:

www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk


Hartlepool College of Further Education Programme of Study Work Experience Journal

Work Experience Details Student’s Name: Placement Company Name: Company Address:

Company Contact:

Tel:

Emergency Contact Details You must fill in the emergency contact details, name(s) and telephone number (s) in case you have taken ill at work. Contact 1: (College and named contact) Tel: Contact 2: (other e.g. a relative) Tel:

Declaration If you are unable to attend your work experience for any reason, you must inform both your tutor at College and your placement. Declaration: I agree to attend my work experience every day and to inform them if I cannot attend. I will listen carefully and follow instructions. I will observe health & safety and security rules. I will show respect for others at all times and take care of equipment and property.

Signed (Student)

Date:


Aims and Outcomes of Work Placement Work Experience Job Title:

Describe the main purpose and activities of the organisation:

What you aim to learn and benefit from your work experience: (List at least three outcomes)

Line Supervisor Name

Line Supervisor Signature

Date


Hartlepool College of Further Education Programme of Study Work Experience Journal

What makes a good employee? At all times on work experience, including travel time, you will be expected to: • Act sensibly • Take responsibility for your own actions • Conform to health and safety rules • Respect the equality and difference of others. Here are some of the attributes that employers will regard as postive: • Good attendance and punctuality; • Appropriate dress for the environment including following a dress code or using protective clothing if the job needs it; • Following instructions especially Heath & Safety rules; • Asking for help when you need it; • Listening carefully to colleagues; • Honesty; • Enthusiasm and pride in your work; • Showing respect for the company’s clients and handling confidential or sensitive information correctly; • Accuracy and good time management.

Personal Goals Choose three personal goals for your placement. These may be knowledge of the job, practical experience or development of skills. 1. 2. 3.


Getting Ready for Day 1 Who do I report to on my first day? Where do I report to? How will you travel to and from your work experience? (List the forms of transport as required)

Work Experience start time:

Work Experience finish time:

Lunch arrangements: Packed lunch

Workplace Canteen

Additional relevant information:

Off site


Hartlepool College of Further Education Programme of Study Work Experience Journal

Induction Your work experience employer should give you a full induction to the company on day one. You will need information on the company structure, who works there, what they do, how to keep yourself and others safe in the workplace, and how to do your job. This is called induction. Complete the following when you have received your induction: I have read and have been advised about Risk Assessments for tasks I am completing :

YES

NO

I have read/been informed about the work I will do:

YES

NO

I know who I will be working with and who my supervisor is:

YES

NO

I have read/and been informed about the health and safety rules:

YES

NO

The Accident Book is kept:

First Aid I know I have to be responsible for my own safety and the safety of others and I will act responsibly at all times. If I am unsure about any health and safety rule I will ask my supervisor or other colleagues. How do you raise the alarm in the event of a fire? (NB You should never try and put out a fire yourself): If the building is evacuated, the nearest emergency exit and assembly point is: Do I need protective clothing for my job?:

YES

Your First Aider is located: Accidents/Hazards must be reported to: I am not allowed to do the following (eg use certain machines, go into particular areas):

NO


My First Day! On the following pages you can record the actual work you do or any skills you feel you have developed. Find a time everyday to record what you have done. How did you feel on your first day? Circle any of the following words which describe you:

Afraid

Cool

Mechanical

Boring

Different

Nervous

Busy

Energetic

Praised

Calm

Exhausted

Routine

Challenging

Friendly

Stressed

Complicated

Frightened

Technical

Confident

Grown up

Told Off

Hard

Unprepared

Helpful

Usual

Interesting

Worn Out


Hartlepool College of Further Education Programme of Study Work Experience Journal

Diary - Link Diary to the course you are studying and the outcomes on page 2 Day 1

Time at Placement

hrs

min

Time at Placement

hrs

min

Time at Placement

hrs

min

Day 2

Day 3


Diary - Link Diary to the course you are studying and the outcomes on page 2 Day 4

Time at Placement

hrs

min

Time at Placement

hrs

min

Day 5


Hartlepool College of Further Education Programme of Study Work Experience Journal

Diary - Link Diary to the course you are studying and the outcomes on page 2 Day 6

Time at Placement

hrs

min

Time at Placement

hrs

min

Time at Placement

hrs

min

Day 7

Day 8


Diary - Link Diary to the course you are studying and the outcomes on page 2 Day 9

Time at Placement

hrs

min

Time at Placement

hrs

min

Day 10


Hartlepool College of Further Education Programme of Study Work Experience Journal

Reflection On Your Planned Outcomes Look at page 2, did you achieve all of your outcomes? Please explain how. Reflection

Any further student comments:


Student Review When you get back to college list the best and worst of your placement which you could use in a group discussion: Best 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Worst 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

What new skills for work did you learn? (e.g working independently, working in a team, meeting deadlines)

How can you apply these skills to other college work?

Were you asked to do things you did not expect? If YES, explain.

How did you feel about your work colleagues?

How different was it from college?

YES

NO


Hartlepool College of Further Education Programme of Study Work Experience Journal

Employer Review / Job Reference Please comment on the student’s behaviour Attendance Very Good

Good

Average

Poor

Very Poor

Good

Average

Poor

Very Poor

Punctuality Very Good

Able to work as part of a team

YES

NO

Able to follow instructions and take advice

YES

NO

Willing to ask questions and give information

YES

NO

Able to follow health and safety instructions

YES

NO

Communication with clients and colleagues

YES

NO

Employer Incentives As an employer were you aware of possible grants available to support employing an apprentice. Check your businesses eligibility: Employer Incentive AGE Grant - £1500

http://www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk/apprenticeships/apprenticeship-grant-for-employers/ or contact Lorraine Thornton on 01429 857105 email : LThornton@hartlepoolfe.ac.uk

Early Years Apprenticeship Bursary - up to £3000

http://www.education.gov.uk/childrenandyoungpeople/earlylearningandchildcare/b00225195/abs

Tees Valley Unlimited (TVU) Wage Subsidy - 50% of 1st Year Salary

contact Cheryl Clements on 01429 854073 email : CClements@hartlepoolfe.ac.uk or Lorraine Thornton on 01429 857105 email : LThornton@hartlepoolfe.ac.uk

Employer’s Signature:

Date:


Tutor Comments To be completed after work experience.

In conversation with your student have you found that they have:

Comments

Gained new skills?

YES

NO

Gained confidence?

YES

NO

Shown increased maturity?

YES

NO

Understood the relevance of college work to future choices/career advancement?

YES

NO

Enjoyed their experience?

YES

NO

Raised issues/concerns?

YES

NO

Further comments:

This review took place on (date):

with (name):

Signature of Tutor: Signature of Learner:


Health & Safety at Work When you are on work experience you will be treated as an employee. Employers are responsible for your health and safety but you must act responsibly and follow instruction at all times. The Basics Safety Signs: There may be signs posted around the workplace. The colour and symbol will determine what you need to do: Yellow Signs with yellow backgrounds and a black rim and symbol are warnings

Red A round picture with a red border and crossbar is telling you what you cannot do.

Blue Blue signs with a white image. These tell you that you must do something such as wear a hard hat in this instance.

Green Green backgrounds tell you about safe conditions such as first aid stations.

Hartlepool College of Further Education Stockton Street, Hartlepool TS24 7NT 01429 295000 enquiries@hartlepoolfe.ac.uk


Work Experience Journal  

Hartlepool College of Further Education - Programme of Study Work Experience Journal - 2014

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