Make sure you have all of the information before your workplacement
Each student should be given paper work for their placement by their teacher. This should include information about the host employer, a timesheet, an evaluation sheet and other details included by your school.
Make sure you check your schedule.
When you accept a work placement, it is important that you can commit to that placement. Unfortunately, if you cancel, it may be difficult to find you a placement that meets all of your requirements again in a hurry. Make sure that when you accept you have considered:
- Assessments that week
- Work Commitments
- Social activities
Once you have accepted a work placement that is your commitment. Don’t make new plans in this week. If you need help juggling commitments ask a teacher or parent to help.
Before you go on your placement, find out where the company is located and if possible, take a test run getting there so you won’t get lost on day one.
Look up your company’s website and do some research before you get there so you are well informed. This will impress your Supervisor and help you get more out of your experience.
CALL YOUR EMPLOYER
It is VERY important to ring the employer the week before you are due to attend workplacement. This helps the employer as it reminds them that you are coming and it makes a good first impression. It is a good chance to introduce yourself and to check any last minute changes or requirements.
How do I get there?
You may need to take public transport in order to travel to workplacement. The following information will help you get there.