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”
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.”
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.”
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”.
TIFFANY – SE1 UNITED
Tiffany has recently worked as a member of a team to set up their own business. The team visited a bike maintenance workshop in East London to find out first hand how to set up a small business. They took part in a series of workshops where they learned how to put together an advertising campaign, before putting these skills into practice when setting up their own business idea. Not only did the group set up a successful business, they also developed a wide range of skills including communication and presentation skills, working independently and taking on responsibility.
“IT WAS GREAT BEING OUT OF SCHOOL, WORKING ON A REAL PROJECT. I ENJOYED THE FLEXIBILITY AND THE RESPONSIBILITY INVOLVED IN WORKING AS A MEMBER OF A TEAM. THESE SKILLS WILL CERTAINLY HELP IN LBTS6.”
EMDADUR – COMIC RELIEF
Emdadur had a fantastic placement at Comic Relief. He spent some time in the Marketing Department but wants to follow a career in finance, so he spent the majority of his work experience working in the Finance Department. This was a brilliant opportunity to get an insight into how the finance department of a major fund raiser is organised and run. The relaxed, working atmosphere allowed him to mix freely with people from all sorts of business backgrounds, boosting his confidence and enabling him to find out what the world of work was really like.
“THIS PLACEMENT GAVE ME A REAL INSIGHT INTO THE WORK INVOLVED IN THE WORLD OF FINANCE, IT WAS AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN AN ORGANISATION LIKE COMIC RELIEF WHICH RAISES MILLIONS OF POUNDS FOR CHARITY EACH YEAR. IT HAS DEFINITELY MADE ME WANT TO STUDY ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS AT LBTS6.”
COLLINS – IBM
Collins recently had the opportunity to develop his interest in computing by working in the world famous company IBM. He worked in the corporate citizenship team where he was involved in the writing of reports and researching the origins of IBM. He even fixed problems they were experiencing with their ICT system. The experience showed Collins that businesses are not just about making money; they also put something back into the community supporting initiatives to improve the environment, community economic development and culture.
“I ENJOYED WORKING WITH THE CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP TEAM. IT GAVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE HOW A CORPORATE BUSINESS OPERATES, AND HOW HIGHLY VALUED MATHS AND SCIENCE ARE IN AN INDUSTRY LIKE THIS. I WILL DEFINITELY BE STUDYING PHYSICS AND MATHS AT LBTS6.”
ZHARA – HOUSE OF LORDS
Zhara gained a real insight into the workings of government when she spent two weeks work shadowing Lord Hunt of Kings Heath in the House of Lords. She attended debates into wide ranging topics including; arguments for and against plain cigarette packaging; the NHS mortality rate; and health in India. This invaluable experience will help her decide whether or not to follow a career in politics. She is looking forward to putting the knowledge and skills observed into effect when joining the LBTS6 debating team.
“I AM CERTAINLY GOING TO CONSIDER A CAREER IN POLITICS AFTER THIS. THE PEOPLE I MET WERE DOWN TO EARTH, AND REALLY PASSIONATE ABOUT THE WORK THEY DID, THIS HELPED ME UNDERSTAND WHAT POLITICS IS ACTUALLY ABOUT. STUDYING LAW AND SOCIOLOGY AT LBTS6 WILL CERTAINLY HELP.”
RAYMOND, - CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD
Raymond recently completed a two week placement at Cushman and Wakefield, a global real estate company. He worked in the Marketing Department where he was given the opportunity to develop his creative talents and interest in ICT as he helped to refurbish the company web site, updating the site’s layout and adding new content. The opportunity made Raymond even more determined to study ICT at LBTS6 and further develop his passion for web design.
“I REALLY ENJOYED THE WORK I DID ON CUSHMAN AND WAKEFIELD’S WEB SITE. IT MADE ME REALISE IT IS SOMETHING I WANT TO DEVELOP FURTHER. I WILL BE STAYING AT LBTS6 TO STUDY ICT.”