SCHOOL WORK EXPERIENCE
As you can imagine, our organization is an extremely popular choice for school students wishing to conduct their Work Experience placement. Many of our Work Experience students go on to become Teen Volunteers who make a significant contribution to our Volunteer Program.
We usually book up many months in advance, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
We conduct the program in a 1 week bulk placement Monday to Friday and do not operate the program on weekends. The student will receive training and a staff mentor but will not be supervised at all times. The ability to work independently and unsupervised is essential, so we expect students to be very mature, proactive and treat the experience as a real job. Please do not apply if you are unable to work unsupervised (alternatively the school must to provide a Teacher Aide who can remain with the student).
HOW DO I APPLY?
STEP 1 – School contacts AWLQ: Each year, AWLQ is flooded with thousands of individual requests from students wishing to conduct their Work Experience placement with us. Whilst we recognise the school’s wish for the students to seek work experience independently, for a very popular choice like the AWLQ we simply do not have enough resources to reply to each student individually.
Instead, the School’s Career Advisor should email us with any placement requests. The Careers Advisor will then act a as a single point of contact between AWLQ and the school.
STEP 2 – AWLQ confirms/declines placement: After checking our scheduling and calendar and the students capabilities, AWLQ will either confirm or decline the placement.
STEP 3 – Paperwork: If the placement is accepted, the school will be responsible for sending through the necessary insurance documents and paperwork to AWLQ.
STEP 4 – Commencement: Once all paperwork is signed, the commencement takes place at the agreed time.