Work experience at The Daily Journal (Social guide 1)
Work experience for pupils in year 10 takes place during the summer term. My school have arranged for me to complete two weeks’ work experience at The Daily Journal office on Jarrom Road.
DATES. The work experience is on Monday 1 June to Friday 5 June inclusive and Monday 8 June to Friday 12 June inclusive.
TIMES. The office usually opens at 8.30am. My working day begins at approximately 8.45am and finishes at approximately 4.45pm.
Office break times are as follows:
Morning break 10.30am – 10.45am
Lunch break 12.15pm – 1.15pm
Afternoon break 2.30pm – 2.45pm
Most staff take their break in the staff lounge. Some staff take a break outside. During breaks, staff can read magazines, make a drink and/or chat to their friends. Some staff like to chat, others like to sit quietly – this is OK.
GETTING HELP. Mr Blackwell is one of the office managers and he usually supervises students on work experience. Mr Blackwell tells students what jobs they are to complete and explains how things are to be done. Mr Blackwell usually helps students when they need it. Mr Blackwell likes students to ask him for help when they have a problem as he can explain what they should do.
END OF THE DAY. At the end of the working day (approximately 4.45pm) Mr Blackwell likes students to check with him before they leave the office.