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

Work experience report - Dorothy Perkins in Sittingbourne.

Extracts from this document...


Work experience report For my work experience from the period 20th April till 2nd may I was placed at Dorothy Perkins in Sittingbourne. This is an organisation that deals in the retail of ladies fashion and is a chain store, which has shops, located in most towns in the United Kingdom. I worked Monday-Friday 9:00am-5: 30pm but the manageress of the shop I was situated at often let me leave early due to shortage of work for myself. Before I arrived at my placement I had a varied ideas of what was expected of me, how to compass myself and considering retail shopping isn't something I wish to follow up as a career, I wondered how interesting I would I would find the work and if I would be involved enough to understand what goes on behind the scene. The other worry I had was transport, I live in the countryside and the only public transport available to me is a bus service which is a very limited service, but how ever I found I didn't have a problem, the first bus of the morning left my village at 8:04am, arriving at Sittingbourne at 8:40am, which meant I had 20 minutes to spare. ...read more.


I felt like I was being given tasks that would keep me busy and out of the way. Rather than actually learning about the company itself. The afternoon was spent outside the dressing rooms again. A couple of customers asked me to help them find different sizes and styles of outfits to suit the, - and were happy with the assistance I offered them. I found that the members of staff I worked with all chatted and laughs amongst themselves, but I was very much ignored and treated as an outsider. Not too long later a delivery arrived and I was asked to assist. This involved removing the plastic covering on the clothes and hanging them up on a rail. I was asked to put a size cube on the coat hanger to describe the size of the garment. There were two sorts of cubes, silver one's that belong on a sliver coat hanger which represents Dorothy Perkins petite range and black cubes for black coat hangers which represent the normal, standard range. After sizing the garments with a size cube, I tagged them with an anti-theft security tag which sets off an alarm if removed from the store by that when you purchase an item the tag is electronically removed at the till. ...read more.


assisting them with their needs and helping to provide the goods they require, when I left today everyone wished me luck and the manageress presented me with a �10.00 gift voucher to thank me for my time and the effort I put in. When I left my placement I didn't receive any comments regarding my time there, but according to my employees evaluation form that was filled out by the assistant manager, I scored excellent on every personnel ability and the comment stated was " Amie worked well as part of the team, always showed willing and keen to learn new things. A great help in completing tasks given". My conclusion to my work experience, is that I feel that my time spent at Dorothy Perkins was of no help to me with my future career, I felt I was given jobs that no-one else wanted to do, meaning the employees of the firm had a hassle free week, I was kept out of the way and in the background learning nothing of any importance of how the company runs. The things I did learn anyone would know by using a bit of commonsense. The only conclusion I have come to is that ladies retail fashion is defiantly not a career I will pursue. I found it very dreary, dull and uninteresting job. ...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. My Work Experience Report.

    His job is quite typical as all schools and offices where there are computers an ICT support Manager is needed to look after the computers. I learnt a lot through him, one thing I learnt was that he didn't do his job solely for the wage that was a factor

  2. Work Experience report

    Mrs Kapoor then introduced me to the members of staff I would be working with. I had come to this work experience, expecting to do something in the medicine line. Unfortunately I was on the wrong end of that line.

  1. Duke of Edinburg Adventurous Journey Report

    After our short visit to Chandmahal, we took our survey of the local people, as instructed and then went back to our resting place. After a day full of work, it was a bliss to me to get a quick shower and nap before the grand camp fire.

  2. My Work Experience Report

    I also worked both Saturday and Sunday. This didn't bother me, as I loved working there and being around the horses and the people I was working with. At lunchtimes, I went into my boss' house (which was situated at the stables)

  1. Work Experience Diary.

    I felt a bit better and the weather was clearing up gradually. When I came back from lunch I was feeling much better and even though it was my first day at work it was my assistant manager's last before he moved to Birmingham.

  2. Works Experience Report

    with stand up cards around the pub and on a few of the table. There is also a wine menu, which offers a 175ml glass, a 250ml glass or a bottle. The 3 crowns and sugar loaf advertise their events on a leaflet which are lay out on a table

  1. Write a Report on Work Experience for Next Year's Year 10.

    They also discuss which area is better, and which they need to target more. Once the briefing was over, the first job I given was to stack games on shelves. This straight away did not give me a good impression, as it sounded like a boring job.

  2. The company that I worked in was a video shop. It was a small ...

    I achieved this by watching the latest movies and reading about them in the 1-10 category magazine. Respond to customer enquires this is were if a customer had an enquiry I would sort it out for them. Cleaning: vacuuming the shop cleaning the big windows at the front of the

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