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

For my work experience, I opted to go to a local chemist, 'Health Serve Pharmacy', which is in Evington.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Work Experience Speech For my work experience, I opted to go to a local chemist, 'Health Serve Pharmacy', which is in Evington. Initially, I wanted to go to a pharmacy for the first week, and a local community centre for the second week. However, due to the cost implications involved, the school said that it would be better if I remained at one place for the whole two weeks. For this reason, I chose to work in a chemist for both weeks. I thought that by working in a chemist, I would learn the key skills required in retail, and I would be able to boost my confidence. ...read more.

Middle

When I reached the chemist, I asked to see my supervisor, but was surprised to find out that she was on holiday, and would be returning the following day. The other staff at the chemist had no idea which tasks to set me with, so I spent the entire day tidying shelves and restocking. I worked daily, from 10am to 6.30pm, with a 11/2-hour lunch break. My second day at the placement was quite different. As my supervisor had returned from her holiday, she explained to me the health and safety rules, and the fire alarm procedure. Another member of staff then taught me how to take prescriptions from customers, and how to deal with them. ...read more.

Conclusion

I think that my placement would have been much more interesting had I been able to assist the pharmacist in preparing the medicines, even if I was constantly supervised. Although the chemist was rather busy at times, I felt quite bored, because I had nothing to do as such. The work that needed to be done had to be carried out by a professional, and so in many cases, I was of no avail whatsoever. To conclude my speech, I would like to say that although my work placement was a good experience overall, I have decided never to go into retail, as the tasks are repetitive and tedious. This has encouraged me to work harder in school and achieve the best grades possible for me, in order to be able to choose a career that I personally enjoy. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Work experience reports 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 GCSE Work experience reports essays

  1. A chapter from my autobiography dealing with the two weeks of my work experience.

    I was so thrilled that I wanted to tell the whole world. Few days after they sent me a letter explaining all the policies, rules and timings. I would be working with year 4 with Miss Bowen and will start from 8:45am and finish at 3:00pm (on Friday finish at 2:00pm).

  2. Work Experience Placement in retail at Boots in St. Georges Shopping Centre, Harrow.

    It was a pain in the neck as the videos were very long and boring. Then she gave us our locker keys and name badges. We had to leave all our valuables in our lockers, for security reasons. At 11.30am my life turned around because Eileen our supervisor was no

  1. English Speech. Work Experience

    When I got off the metro, I used the map I was given, a drawn one, which exploited the reason Jen, the editor, was a journalist, and not an artist, to get to the workplace. This was not the most accurate of maps, and at one point I found myself

  2. Health and Safety at ST Barts University

    They concluded that they needed more of a disciplinarian tone to stress the importance of following health and safety rules. As of next year, employees must follow the health and safety rules strictly (wearing lab-gear in labs at all time, promoting hygiene etc.)

  1. A chapter form my autobiography dealing with the two weeks of my work experience.

    My senses told me that if I go to sleep I'll be late for tomorrow. The next sound I heard was my alarm banging in my eardrum. Surprisingly, I wasn't nervous or anxious anymore. I wanted to do my work experience and felt very mature and grown up.

  2. Work Experience.

    I had to sort all the replies into 'yes' and 'no' piles and then put them onto the database. Up until then I had done exactly the same as Monday. I thought to myself, 'This could get very tiring very quickly.'

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