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My work experience placement was at Select in Barkingside.

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Year 11 Work Experience Report My work experience placement was at Select in Barkingside, from 23rd September to 4th October 2002. The retail shop Select is a small store, which consists of manufactured goods. The store that I worked at was rather small and only had eight girls working as sales assistants and two managers; head and supervisor. My job was as a sales assistant throughout the whole store; the store was split into four sections. These shifts consisted of the front, the back, the fitting room and the till. The manager would give me and the other work experience students a job to do each morning for the store shifts. ...read more.

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I gained many skills of communication and problem solving by helping and greeting the many customers who came into the store. However, I hadn't learnt any IT skills, which I hoped to gain, therefore I asked if I could deal with deliveries and sort stock and prices. Items of clothing needed to be marked down and I was told how to use the system of product pricing. I dealt with putting security tagging on all deliveries and pricing them by opening up the IT system and storing their product number in the computer/till. After doing so I would count and store stock on bases. ...read more.

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It was incredibly frightening, but I got used to it, after asking a few more customers. One enjoyable job, which I was given, was to dress the models in the store. I was allowed to choose the cloths to put on to the models. A typical day at the retail shop Select would be hectic and tiring, I think that is why I enjoyed it so much; it was an extreme change of being at the calmness of the school. This work experience was definitely useful to me, as it has given me a guide to my future plans. Although I enjoyed working in the retail shop, it has been extremely tiring. I would definitely consider working at a retail shop, part time. By Amy Amin 11.1 ...read more.

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