Abdi - Cushman & Wakefield
Abdi recently completed his work placement at Cushman & Wakefield, a global real estate company. He worked mainly in the IT department and helped in the development of the Cushman & Wakefield website. He received glowing reports from the company and has decided that this is where he wants to be in his future career.
Quote: “I knew IT was important. My experience at Cushman & Wakefield showed me just how important it really is”
Shenneydar - JP Morgan
Shenneydar is studying Business and wishes to work for a major financial corporation in the future. She recently completed a work placement at JP Morgan, a leading Investment Bank in London.
Shenneydar worked in various departments during her time at JP Morgan and learnt about foreign currency exchanges, emerging markets and global financial issues.
However, above all her favourite experience was the excitement and buzz of the international trading floor.
“I really aspire to work somewhere like this now. I want to go on to study economics so that this can become my future reality.”
Long - Cushman & Wakefield
Long recently completed a two week placement at Cushman & Wakefield, a global real estate company.
During his time there he worked in the Marketing department and was given a range of tasks and responsibilities, including designing the invites for MAPIC 2011 (one of the largest annual real estate events).
Long has high future aspirations for himself, wishing to create and run his own brand of hotels. His determination for success leaves us with no doubt that he will achieve it too!
“I learnt a great deal from my work experience. I know that determination, creativity and consistency is what I need to be successful in the future business world.”
Billie - Freud Communications
Billie Owolabi had a fantastic work placement at Freud Communications, a public relations firm based in west London. Freud is one of the top London PR companies, whose clients include Pepsi, Nike, Sky, AOL, Pedigree, Sony Pictures and KFC.
During her time there Billie worked on major press releases, created media lists and helped with the launch of M & M’s world in Leicester Square.
Billie will go on to study A Levels, including English, Media and Economics. Her ambition is to work in either PR or journalism.
“I enjoyed working in PR – it's all about knowing the right people and saying the right things.”
Korrell - BTEG London
Korrell spent two weeks working for BTEG (Black Training and Enterprise group). BTEG are a voice into government for black and minority ethnic organisations, as well as providing organisational support and development.
During his time at BTEG Korrell created promotional materials for BTEG’s Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, as well as developing a handbook of advice for those wishing to start their own business.
“I want to start my own company that empowers vulnerable young people in Britain.”
Khadija - Magic Roundabout Nursery
Khadija had a brilliant two weeks working for Magic Roundabout Nursery in Stockwell. She took care of children ranging from ages 1 to 4, including feeding them, playing with them and even changing nappies.
Khadija’s future ambition is to run her own nursery and she will go on to study Health & Social Care at Level 3 to help her to achieve this.
“Although it can be tiring to work with young children, it is also great fun and I have had the best time working here.”
Daniel - Childern and Young People's Services
Daniel worked at the Children & Young People’s Service (CYPS) in Lambeth. They support both children and families with advice, guidance and activities aimed at helping young people’s achievement. Daniel learnt many things during his time there and it helped him to really understand the demands of a busy working environment.
Daniel is currently studying Engineering and Animation at school and hopes to study software engineering at 6th form.
“I am really thankful for the opportunities given to me from my work placement. It has helped me to plan and prepare for my future.”
Sherice - Lambeth Families Information Service
Sherice spent two weeks at International House on her work placement, working within the Lambeth Families’ Information Service. International House is the home of many departments within Lambeth Council. During her time there Sherice helped to promote the services of the council through reviewing their website for young people in the borough.
Sherice will go on to study Health & Social Care at 6th form and wishes to work within this field.
“The world of work can be demanding, but the people involved are all very friendly and supportive.”
Patrick - Ipsos Mori
Patrick spent his work placement at Ipsos Mori, a global research company. Patrick worked at the IT service desk where he had to change RAM on employee machines, install new software across the network and deliver company blackberries.
Patrick was the first student who has ever been given a placement at Ipsos Mori and his glowing report back from the company means that they will welcome future students from LBTS6.
Patrick’s ambition is to study IT and Sports BTECs at 6th form so that he can work on the communications side of the sporting industry.
Quote: “I have learnt so much here. I now feel confident that I can work in a professional environment for a top company”
Carina - JP Morgan
Carina also completed her work placement at JP Morgan, a leading Investment Bank in London.
She worked in various teams and departments during her time there and is geared up to studying Business and Economics at 6th form so that she can go on to work in a similar top London finance firm.
Quote: “I have had the best time at JP Morgan. I’m not sure exactly what I will do in the future, but I have developed the confidence to know that whatever it is, I can be successful at it”.