As part of the careers programme and as part of our wider curriculum, we would like to develop opportunities for senior students to complete work experience. This will form a valuable part of their future career consultations and contribute to their university and further employment opportunities. We plan to conduct work experience in the week commencing 1st July 2018. This would be for a minimum of one week but could be extended by mutual agreement to longer periods over the summer.
We are looking for your support to provide a suitable opportunity and experience for one of our students. The work experience undertaken must take place within the Emirate of Dubai and be unpaid. It must be safe and represent a challenge for the student. The experience, skills, knowledge and contacts made should enhance their prospects of applying to university and give them life skills. Undertaking real life work experiences gives them opportunities to grow. At the end of the period of work experience we will ask employers to write a short letter of recommendation/report on the student. This will contribute to our tracking and will form part of the reference we provide when students apply for university.
We are also looking for professionals to speak to our students about working life and careers. At certain times of the year, we will be setting up mock interviews for our students to practice the skills needed to secure a placement. If you are able to give up some time to 'interview' our students and feedback to them, please do get in touch.
If you would like more information or are able to offer a placement, please contact Pieter Blignaut – Pieterb@rafflesis.com who will be able to provide you more information and answer any questions.
Thank you for your continued support.
Head of Sixth Form and Mathematics