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Postby Fidel » Tue Nov 04, 2003 5:51 pm

Hey y'all im doing my work experience at the mo - at a law firm. I've been in court and up at prison its soooo exciting.

Where did u do yours??????

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Postby captainf » Tue Nov 04, 2003 6:47 pm

Fidel,

Sounds like you got an excellent placement! Most are quite unfortunate and don't get to do anything quite as classy... however, like you, I was one of the lucky few that got a good placement...

My first work exp was for 2 weeks with British Midland Airways (Now British Midland International) at London Heathrow airport, in 1999.

My 2nd was at a flying school at Denham aerodrome, called The Pilot Centre, for 2 weeks in 2002. I got to do abit of flying during that period to which was rather splendid, though flying around in a C172 Skyhawk with big CB clouds forming was a little interesting ;)

Hows your work exp going?

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Postby Fidel » Tue Nov 04, 2003 7:22 pm

Excellently (if thats a word) - Was up at Sauchton Prison in Edinburgh today. Seeing a case that will change legislation in Scotland tomorrow. It's all just perfect!!!

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Postby captainf » Tue Nov 04, 2003 7:38 pm

Thats quite an important case then!

Do you want to become a lawyer?

What has happened so far whilst you've been on work exp? Anything interesting?

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Postby saz » Tue Nov 04, 2003 8:28 pm

I have done loads of work experience, most of it boring really. I worked for BMW, a local printing firm and the NHS. I started in the NHS at 16 and have never looked back! Dont know what it is about hospitals but i love 'em!

Scary moment was starting my first ever paid secretarial temping job in the NHS and realising they had put me in the social work office for 2 weeks ON MY OWN and i had no idea what to do. The poor social workers were in a right mess.
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Postby X_Smiler_X » Tue Nov 04, 2003 9:30 pm

I did my work experience in year 10(I think?) at school. Worked in a Veterinary Surgery for a week, watched operations, looked after the animals, fed and watered them....I got really attached to one kitten, every time I went in the room she's meow and cuddle up to me in my arms.

I still miss that kitten!

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Postby sovs » Tue Nov 04, 2003 10:32 pm

I did my work experience at Varian medical systems.
My brother works there and i got to work in every department.
The firm makes machines to help with cancer.
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Postby Jupiter » Tue Nov 04, 2003 10:38 pm

is that pharmisuticals sovs?
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men! cabt live with them cant shoot them either (its illegal... aparently???) lol
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Postby Enigma » Tue Nov 04, 2003 10:46 pm

I did mine at HMV.
Absolutely loved it.
Plus I got staff discount for several months after lol.
It's one of those places I'd always love work, as well as working in a bookshop, a coffee shop, a video rental shop, and so on...
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Postby sovs » Tue Nov 04, 2003 10:56 pm

No its a place that makes cancer machines im not 100% sure what the machines do now, i did know but that was 5 years ago :D

I would love to run a book shop one day, i love books, and their new smell, and to have a little coffee shop in the back, it would be great, one day maybe......
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Postby misatok11 » Wed Nov 05, 2003 4:14 am

Did mines at Woolworths and learned a lot all about the ordering procedures they have and management side.
My friend did his at woolworths too but was used as a skivvy.
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Postby Llisa » Wed Nov 05, 2003 7:17 am

If we're speaking of the same thing, we call it co-op.
I did my co-op in grade 11 (not sure what year that is for the UK..) at a retail store in the paint and wallpaper/ toys and sporting goods departments. It's not at ALL what I signed up for, but in the end I was glad I got put there because I was hired on for pay after my term was done and I've been there ever since!
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