Getting Ready for Your Work Experience Placement
Two weeks before your work experience date:
Print or copy out this sheet.
Fill in the name of your placement, contact name & telephone number.
Telephone the employer:
When you ring, have a pen ready and the questions below.
Remember to be polite, ask for your contact by name.
What should I say?
Introduce yourself as a student from St Mary’s Catholic High School and give your name and the dates you will be going.
Explain that you are ringing to find out all the information that you need before starting work experience
Ask the questions below. Remember to fill in the answers you are given – don’t worry about asking them to repeat an answer if you are not sure.
FINALLY “Thank you, I look forward to starting my placement.”
Name of Placement: __________________________________________
Phone Number: ______________________________________________
Questions to Ask
Arrival time – first day – the rest of the week?
Where to report?
Who to ask for?
What to wear?
Anything else to bring?
Arrangements for lunch – time- facilities?
AND ask if there is anything else you need to know.
It is a good idea to try out the journey beforehand and to check times of public transport.
Any problems see Dr Dando or Mrs Clixby as soon as possible.