Work Experience Worked for Me

Year 10 student at Broadoak High School, Daniel, joined Manchester Health Academy’s team for a week of work experience recently.

Here, Daniel explains how his week went, and what he go out of it.

“When I came in on the Monday morning I was extremely nervous of being in a new work place. I didn’t know anyone, but when I walked in I was welcomed by the reception staff who were really friendly, as were all the staff I met during the week.

My Line Manager for the week, Jane, asked me what I wanted to do job-wise when I was older, and I told them I wanted to be a chef.  Jane kindly altered my time table to fit in some of the catering aspect of the school.  I spent time with T(n)S Catering Manager, Pearl, and her colleague John,  who gave me a real insight into the world of catering.  During my week, the catering team had to serve lunches and break time snacks to the Academy’s 950 students, canapes for a high-profile opening event, and samples of dishes for a transition evening for 210 Year 6 pupils and their families!

I would like to say thank you to Caretaker Ian, who took me under his wing and kept me entertained this week – there is never a dull day when he’s around (apart from when I had to fill 250 pencil cases ready for new starters in Year 7).  Thank you Manchester Health Academy.”