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Shadowing programme 2017 for Year 11 students

We are happy to announce that our 2017 Shadowing Programme for Year 11 students has been very successful as usual.
During the week of 12th to 16th June, 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.

Feedback has been obtained from each of the students placed this year and here are some examples of their comments.


Student who visited Doce de Octubre Hospital

The Maternity Department……was incredibly accessible. I was able to see two births, lots of different cases and patients, and observe as much as I wanted to.

Student who visited Doce de Octubre Hospital said

People were very encouraging and open. I spent time with all kinds of patients who had dementia, Alzheimer, etc. I got to understand their ‘day to day’ by speaking with them, as well as how their illness is treated.

Student who went to the comms and technology company MashMeGroup wrote

I liked trying new things like writing XML in Python, and trying Virtual Reality and seeing a 3D printer.

Another student who spent time at the online tourism company Destinia remarked

I learnt that there are a lot more things behind something like a “simple” marketing campaign. Many people are involved and I had never thought that most of it would be related to psychology

A visit to a Law firm by two students appears to have led them in different directions

One said, “it clarified my ideas about studying Law. I also got to see which area of Law I liked best;  Labour Law….I may like to focus on this area of Law in the future”, while the other remarked: “got to see various trials opening up different perspectives from the different types of lawyers who specialized on various cases….the job of Lawyer is interesting but I felt like it wasn’t something I wanted to do in the future”.

List of the companies shadowed by our Year 11 students:

Company name and businessNo. of Students
SERRANO-SUÑER ARQUITECTOS, S.L.P. 2
HOSPITAL 12 DE OCTUBRE6
MEDITERRÁNEA DE CATERING (Nutrition)1
NEO OGILVY (Graphic Design)2
BLANES & MUÑOZ (Intl. Lawyers)2
DESTINIA (International Marketing2
NEMÓTICA CONSULTORÍA (Robotics)3
MASHME GROUP (Communications/Technology)1
MANCALA CONSULTANCY (International Development)1
LINKLATERS (Law)1
CASCO ANTIGUO (Business)3
LABORATORIOS CONDA (Business)3
ANANKHÉ, S.L.P (Psychologists)1
ING BANK & AURIGA GLOBAL INVESTMENTS (Investment Banking)2
ENGLISH THEATRE MADRID 1
REKOVERY CLINIC (Physiotherapy)1
IOSCO GENERAL SECRETARIAT (Economics/International)2

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.

Steve Needham
Head of Secondary