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Work experience placements.

Posted on 29th February 2012 by · 19 comments

In the first few weeks of February Birmingham Settlement had the pleasure of having two girls, Lauren and Shantae, from St Paul’s Girls School with us doing their work experience. The girls were involved in a wide range of activities during their time with us, including:

  • Learning how to use a wide range of office/digital equipment, including Microsoft Office, a database package, flipcameras, photocopiers and blogging software.
  • Setting up a library at the Centre for the Aston Family.
  • Conducting interviews with people at the Centre for the Aston Family.
  • Helping with children in the Nursery and Stay and Play.
  • Producing a presentation about our allotments.
  • Working in the Newtown shop sorting and pricing items.
  • Assessing volunteer application forms and deciding who might make a good volunteer.
  • Coming up with fundraising events ideas and planning how they would run them.

We hope the experience of working with Birmingham Settlement and the wide range of activities we have been able to get them involved in has provided a useful learning experience. Speaking at the end of the placement Shantae commented, “I have learned what the real life is all about.”

19 responses to ‘Work experience placements.’


  1. Megan O'Reilly

    Hello, my name is Megan and i am a current Year 10 student looking for a work experience placement for 1-5 July 2013. Birmingham Settlement seems ideal for me and i would be very grateful if you could get back to me on the availability of a placement at your company.
    Thankyou very much, Megan O’Reilly.

  2. Hello Megan, thank you for your interest in completing work experience with us, I will forward your details to the person responsible for work experience placements and ask them to get in contact with you.


  3. Nicole Burrell

    Hi, I am a year 10 student who is currently looking for a work experience placement for Monday 8th July until Friday 12th July or Monday 15th until Friday 19th July 2013. I was wondering if Birmingham Settlement offer any? Will write and send a full letter if you do accept placements.

  4. Hello Nicole, thank you for contacting us. I have forwarded your contact details to the person responsible for work experience placements.


  5. Katarzyna

    Hello, my name is Katarzyna. Currently i am a student in st john wall catholic school in west midlands. My school will be doing work experience in the July. I’ll be really pleased to do work expeirence at your place.
    For any refferences please, contact my school.
    Thank you.


  6. Reece Bhatoe

    Hello,my name is Reece Bhatoe and I am a year 11 student at Queen Mary’s Grammar School,Walsall.At university I hope to study Sociology,and would therefore like to enquire about a week-long work experience placement at Birmingham Settlement.I would be more than happy to send a covering letter and/or CV to discuss the possibility of a placement further.I look forward to hearing from you in the future.
    Your’s sincerely,Reece Bhatoe.


  7. Patricia

    Hello, my name is Patricia and I am currently a year 10 student who is looking for work experience in July. I just wanted to know if you offer any work experience places and I would be really pleased if you could get back into contact with me.
    Thank You

  8. Hello Katarzyna, Reece and Patricia. I have forwarded all of your details to the person who deals with work experience placements.


  9. Yasmin-leigh Chevers

    Hello, I am currently looking for work experience. After reading the article above, Birmingham Settlement seems ideal. I am looking for a work placement between the 22nd and 26th July 2013. I would be really pleased if you could get back into contact with me.
    Thank You


  10. sanna mahmood

    Hiya my name is Sanna and i am currently in year 10 looking for a work experience in July. Birmingham Settlement seems right for me and i would be very grateful if you could get back to me on the availability of a placement at your company. Me and my friend Hadeel Abdulla were looking for a work experience together and i would be very pleased if you could offer us both work experience at your company.

    I would be very pleased if you get in contact with me. Thank You.

    Sanna and Hadeel


  11. Hadeel Abdulla

    Hello, my name is Hadeel Abdulla and i am currently in year 10. Me and my friend Sanna are looking for work experience placement for Monday 22nd to Friday 26th July 2013. I would like to require a place for me and my friend at Birmingham Settlement. It would be a great pleasure if you get in contact with me.
    thank you
    Hadeel and Sanna


  12. Carrie

    Hi Rob, I am also interested in work experience if you could also forward on my details or send me the details of who to contact regarding this.
    Thank you


  13. Sabia

    Hi, my name is Sabia. I am a year 10 student from swanshurst school and am wondering if you offer work experience placements during the time period of 1st July-12th July. I would love to do work experience with the Birmingham Settlement.


  14. sabah

    hi i am year 10 and go to lordswoodgirls school i was wondering if you offer work experience?


  15. Yasmin

    Hello my name is Yasmin Alidirie and i am in yr10 . I am currently looking for work experience for July. It would really help me if you reply as soon as possible. I would love to do work experience here and it would mean a lot if it actually happens

  16. hey yasmin how u been remember me


  17. aiesha

    Hello, my name is Aiesha Amjad. I am a year 11 student from park view school and would like to have work experience in the weekends. I would be very grateful if you could take me on for work experience and would be delighted if you choose me. It would be a great pleasure if you contact me.


  18. aiesha

    Hello, my name is Aiesha Amjad. I am a year 11 student from park view school and would like to have work experience in the weekends. I would be very grateful if you could take me on for work experience and would be delighted if you choose me. It would be a great pleasure if you contact me.


  19. Sonal Parmar

    Hello, my name is Sonal Parmar. I am in year 10 and interested in a work experience placement from the 14th July to 18th July 2014. I would be grateful if you were to contact me if there are any placements available.
    Thank you.

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