• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Citizenship Coursework

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Planning The activity that I have chosen for my citizenship coursework is my work experience for two weeks in my local Sainsbury's. The aim of my project is: to see how equal opportunities is dealt with in the workplace. I will also look at the different jobs and responsibilities of people I met during my workplace. I will also hope to learn about the different perspectives of Sainsbury's advertising department in terms of equal opportunities. I chose to do my investigation into equal opportunities at my work experience because I thought it was the most important and critical situation as I wanted to see if there is segregation between different groups. Before I could undertake this research I had to find a placement where I could easily research this problem. Therefore I decided I should work in my local supermarket Sainsbury's where I could easily undertake my research. I found this placement by looking in yellow pages and internet for any work experience placement and I was fortunate to find this. My work experience will not only be an opportunity for me to see what this area of work is like, it will also be an opportunity for me to see as an Asian male, the types of job roles available to me. ...read more.

Middle

We started by first her introducing the place and who the owner of Sainsbury's. She talked about the security of the place and about how the staffs are meant to treat customers with respect. She then put on a video about equal opportunity which was perfect for my investigation. Inside the video the owner of Sainsbury's was talking about how everyone should be treated the same, no matter their age, gender, culture or religion. I was very interested and looking forward to see if this has been put into action, and that it is not just talks. After the video, she gave me a Staff uniform, which I was meant to wear while I was working. She then took me around and showed me where the changing room, kitchen etc... After Lunch, she took me to the warehouse and she showed me where food is transported from. Tuesday: Today was my first official working day. Elena introduced me to the bread department manger, Eric. He told me how he has a responsibility of making sure everyone in his department are working hard and reaching the time limit. He told me if they don't reach the time to finish their job for the day. ...read more.

Conclusion

Evaluation Overall, I think my work experience went very well, however, I feel like if I had more time working with the company I could have found more details into equal opportunity and have a chance to work with other employees and find their experience of life and if they have been discriminated. There was some limitations such as, I wanted to have an interview with the company's owner to see his insight of equal opportunity and to see what he had to say on this topic, but unfortunately he was too busy and therefore I was unable to interview him. I feel that this work experience has helped me for the future, however even though I don't have an ambition of working in a supermarket it still gave me valuable experience on how to tackle problems and how to work in a group which will be vital and useful for any jobs in the future. Working in Sainsbury's was particularly good because I had the chance to be around with customers and help them with their needs, which will be of valuable experience to me in the future. Also the topic on equal opportunities especially helped me with being able to find out how far companies tried to tackle equal rights to everyone in UK, no matter their gender, race etc... ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level General Studies section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level General Studies essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    The internet should be implemented into all educational sectors as a tool for learning ...

    4 star(s)

    However the internet also contains information that has a negative impact on its users. These information include hacking, creating or releasing a malicious computer program, and harassment and stalking in cyberspace (Standler 2002, para 6) Information on hacking is promptly available on the internet and can cause people to gain

  2. SCHOOL UNIFORM

    Uniforms can easily look messy or sloppy if a pupil lets their shirt hang out or their tie is not tied properly. This can give a school a less than wanted name if all people see are school uniforms worn in a messy or dishevelled way.

  1. Alternative sources of energy

    society, firstly it is an environmental friendly source of energy as it does not cause any kind of pollution nor does it emit harmful gases which are dangerous to out health. Looking at the health factors it To understand how many people think that solar energy is a reliable source

  2. The role of women compared to the role of men in Draculas Guest and ...

    She is following the male character as if it is her duty or as if she is his tail. "'Where are you going?' almost screamed Mary" (72). Once again, the female character is seen as she is dependable on the male character, asking where he is going.

  1. Report: Charity Event for Cancer Research UK

    Higgs (1996) mentioned that resource investors are people who explore, develop contacts and negotiate for resources on behalf of the team, which proved to be true in this case. Dorcas came out as a team worker in the Belbin activity; however, she came out as a specialist when carrying out

  2. Compare and contrast the roles of Napoleon and Snowball in shaping the social structure ...

    "By autumn almost every animal on the farm was literate in some degree" (Orwell20). Additionally, the two pigs fought for the leadership place. Finally, both of the pigs were greedy in their own way. It was Snowball who declared that all apples and milk was to be in with the

  1. Place Value Lesson Plan

    the digits as the teacher begins to write the digits in written form. Guided Practice and Monitoring: The students will be broken down into five groups with each group having five students. Center rotations will be explained to the students as they look around the classroom.

  2. Self Awareness and Opportunity Awareness

    difficult to find a career area that satisfies all of my interests". It implied that my answers may have been incorrect, but I feel this is because the questions were too general and could only be answered with a "yes" or a "no".

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work