From June 13th to 17th, all of our Year 11 students were able to benefit from the opportunity of shadowing people in work environments that were of interest to them. The idea is to give students an insight into what these professions entail and, hopefully, help them decide their professional futures wisely.
Each student had to maintain a work experience diary and bring their completed diary back to school following the shadowing week. In the diary they recorded comments about what they had seen and learnt. Here are some examples of comments from this years placed students.
One student who shadowed at an interior design school shared: ‘The people I was working with were very nice…..I originally thought that this job was going to be easy, but I have now realised that it is much more than that; your work has to fit the space you’ve been given and the client has to like it!’
A student who had a placement with an architectural group wrote: ‘I really enjoyed my work experience, as it helped me to see what architecture is about as a whole and helped me get a clear picture about what I want to study’.
A student visiting 12 de Octubre Hospital recorded: ‘In the morning I saw how all the doctors worked together to come up with solutions… in the operating theatre doctors and nurses communicated very efficiently and worked well despite stressful conditions’.
A student who spent a few days with a law firm wrote: ‘I have witnessed what lawyers have to do on a daily basis. I enjoyed the shadowing experience very much and think that this could be a very good job for me in the future’
Below is a list of the companies shadowed by our Year 11 students.
|Company name and business||No. of Students|
|SERRANO-SUÑER ARQUITECTOS, S.L.P||3|
|HOSPITAL 12 DE OCTUBRE||6|
|POSITEC SPAIN (entrepreneurs)||2|
|ARDIFUSION (Graphic Design)||2|
|CUATRECASAS (Intl. Lawyers)||1|
|FARMACIA LICENCIADOS PLAZA JULIÁN||1|
|ROBOTS IN ACTION (Robotics)||1|
|ELENA ARROYO (Photographer)||1|
|MEDIAMANO, S.L. (Programming)||2|
|ANANKHÉ, S.L.P (Psychologists)||2|
|CEROESPACIO IMMADE, SCP (Interior Design)||3|
|SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE, SE||1|
|RESTAURANTE EL CACIQUE||1|
We would like to thank all the parents and companies involved in this Programme for their invaluable help and dedication, and we hope we can depend on your collaboration next year.