This week, two year 10 students from WORKS partner school, City Academy, have been on work experience at City Hall. Placed within the Learning City Partnership Team and the Employment Support Team, Maryam and Liana were introduced to many jobs roles, projects and members of staff across their week.
As well as completing various tasks set by their mentors, Mayram and Liana started the week by attending the Employment, Skills and Learning Celebration event. Here, they experienced first hand the work that goes on in the city and were able to share in celebrating some of the Bristol's learners and partner organisations.
After this exciting start to schedule, the students were then introduced to various other people within the council. Their first meeting was with Marvin Rees who hosted them in his office, welcoming their questions and talking them through an average day as Mayor.
Later in the week, the students met with the Economic Development team to give them an overview of the economy in Bristol, discussing its changes and the factors driving that change. The session introduced the students to larger employers as well as the diversity of SME and micro businesses in the area.
They also had a Apprenticeships session. The aim of which was to inform the students about what apprenticeships are, what the various levels are and what options would be available to them. The session also involved advice about how to apply for apprenticeships and tips and guidance for applications and interviews.
The week was a huge success with Liana stating:
“I honestly didn’t know doing work experience with the Bristol City Council would be this much fun. I definitely think that everyone should look into applying”
Watch this space for more work experience placements from our other Bristol WORKS partner schools.