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During the summer holiday, I kept thinking about what sort of work I was going to get as it was not fully confirmed before I left for the summer holidays. I received a letter from the school explaining where I was going to be working and my Job Description and Hours, etc.
The company I was going to be working for was ‘Jacobs Babtie’ which is one of the leading technical and management consultancies operating in transport and development, environment, property and structures, and partnerships and outsourcing markets both in the UK and internationally.
The job description was very unattractive as it described that I was going to be putting ‘PC input’ which was okay but then carried explaining printing maps, photocopying, etc which I rather boring.
Right from the start I wanted a place related with computers, so where did they place me a place related with computer. In some ways I was looking forward to be working with computers but in some ways I dint want to go as it dint like doing photocopying or printing all day. During My Work Experience
So here it came, the day I was going to work for the first time. I woke up at 7:30 as my start was at 9:30 and finished at 3:30 which I liked.
While I was getting ready and eating my breakfast I kept trying to picture on what I was going to do and how my first day would go. Firstly I went in and was introduced by Jatinder Thandi who was going to look after me for the next two weeks. With Jatinder I went around the building and introduced me to other people. The building was split into two, one an office and the other a lab which took me by surprise.
Basically until lunch which was at 2 o’clock I walked around getting to no the place. After Lunch Jatinder introduced the programs they used which was linked with maps which I just looked into and messed with. That was It my first day finished. The only thing that came to my mind was at last. I was really looking forward to the next day but like I school I knew I had to be there. I was introduced by the health & safety inspector who showed me around where the fire exits where and other information I needed to know.
The place was very chilled out as you could start work went you wanted and have break and lunch anytime, it wasn’t strict at all which was good. The second day I didn’t really start work straight, I just sat on the computer playing about with it which they dint really mind as no one really did any work. After a while I was given a sheet full of pot holes where I had to find from using a program called ‘GWings’ which is full of maps. Basically on the sheet would be where the potholes where and I would have to plot them on ‘GWings”.
All through that day I carried on plotting which passed my time and had finished the day. All through the week except for Friday I was given the same thing to do which was given the same thing to do which was plotting potholes into the database. Jatinder and other staff would check on me if I was aright. As they had an inspector which would go out investigating the roads they had loads of sheets coming in everyday which would keep be busy everyday.
On Friday I thought I would be doing the old boring thing but Jatinder decided that he would give me change and send me next door which was the lab, firstly I wasn’t too happy as I didn’t have the right dress code and would get my hands dirty but any way I dint complain. The lab would experiment the tarmac and gravel thy put on the floor to see if it was okay and suitable. A person would go out there and basically slice a hole which they would investigate. There was about 5 people working in the lab and for the first hour I just stood there working out and watching what they were doing.
After a while I got stuck in there and my part was to sieve a pile of stones so they could experiment the stone as sizes not all being mixed up. I was given the job the duty of sieving all day, which in some ways I like it as I gained a different experience and in some ways I dint because it was filthy work. That was it my first week over and it was a tough one as well but gained a lot of experience. The second week I got use to the place and people as after the first week I built my confidence as at the beginning I was nervous and shy but as it went along I use to chat with the other colleagues at lunch and so on.
The second week was basically the same I went back to the computer and was given a new task which was almost the same as plotting the potholes but more into depth. Again I was given a sheet with the place and street and so on where the pothole was but this time I had to write on ‘Microsoft Excel’ as a database ‘where the pot hole was’, the ‘grid reverence number’, ‘when the pothole was found’ and the notes about it such as how deep and how damaging it was. I on the whole got on with this and having breaks every hour which was advised for my eyes and I would just read the newspaper or something.
For the next three days I continued with that and produced and evaluation with this. Now it was Thursday and had go use to the routine of getting to work at 9:30 and doing the work. Same as last week I was given a change and went into the lab and now they got use to me and I got use to the work so I got on with the work and they expected me to be like any other worker so I was rushed of to my feet that day. After Work Experience Not knowing Thursday was going to be my last day I had a great time and learned many skills.
In some way I felt really happy I wasn’t going to be doing that work again but in some ways I felt bad not going on the last day. I found the work experience to be a very good learning experience. This week has shown me how different working in the real world is compared to school. The working day is longer and I now feel that the school hours are much easier to cope with. I am quite pleased with what I have done this week and I will leave with new skills. I have developed many new skills both technical knowledge and personal skills.