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Citizenship Coursework A: Work Experience In this piece of coursework I am going to write about my work experience with the Army. The Army is an international force that works as a force to initially protect their country. There are many different career paths to be taken in the Army from a serving soldier to a mechanical engineer to a medic. The Army can be a very beneficial Career path as there is a lot on offer; you can travel the world, learn new skills, improve your education and have excellent pay. The main purpose of the Army is to fight and protect your country. I chose to do my work experience with the Army after listening to a presentation on it one assembly. I took the opportunity as I thought it would be a fun new experience. The cost of the Army trip was �75 for 5 Days, Monday to Friday and we would be staying in tents on a camp site. Preparation included meetings during and after school about the trip, there we was told and given vital information such as kit lists , times we would deport and arrive home and the activities we would be doing throughout the week. ...read more.


They all sounded scary but I couldn't wait to get started. After we were shown our tents and put into groups for the week's activities. The groups were of seven people and we were all mixed up so we didn't have choice of going with friends. It was seen as a community activity because we helped different people physically and mentally, I helped people in my group who I didn't really know or speak to. We did several team building activities throughout the week such as orienteering, canoeing and gyll scrambling, all quite difficult but working as a team made such a difference, to succeed a lot of the activities we depended on your fellow team-mates for support. I found team work essential in everything we did, it soon came clear that we were put into groups for a reason. I found working as a team can help you learn a lot because you can combine your ideas and skills to create a better outcome. Teamwork is very important and essential in the Army. They are constantly working as one. ...read more.


I returned the favour. If it wasn't for them I wouldn't of being able to do it. If we hadn't of worked in groups lots of us would have struggled to finish the course. It was really tiring as the course lasted around 3hours but I managed to do it in the end. I felt like I had achieved something huge, even though all I had done was an obstacle course in water. I was proud that I had done something most people found really difficult. From this work experience I have gained a lot. I have gained confidence in myself, new skills from working in a team, I have learnt working as a team will always create a better outcome and have a bigger impact, listening and learning from other people has helped me trust people I wouldn't in normal day experiences and I know have an idea of what it will be like in a work placement when I get a job. I found this trip very beneficial and I know that it will stay with me for a long time. I will build on the experience in the future by working in a team more often. ...read more.

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