My Work Experience Report.

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My Work Experience Report


I went to Wyke Manor School in Wyke where I worked in the ICT Helpdesk, where they fix problem computers on the school network.  I worked for two weeks at this placement from 29th September till the 10th October 2003.  My daily work times were not fixed as when they was more work to be done I would come in earlier and finish later but mostly days I worked from 9.15am to 4.00pm.  

I had a pre-placement interview that I had arranged beforehand on the telephone, this was to find out where my placement was, see who my supervisor was and what exactly I would be doing on a daily basis.  I also got a chance to ask questions of my own such as the dinner requirements and what equipment I would need to bring with me to enable me to do the job effectively.  

My ideas about the placement before I had been to for an interview to see it was that it was going to be like a typical school stereotype that I had in my head and I though it would be like my old middle School.  When I approached the building for the first time from the outside it did look just like I had thought a very old Victorian building, but when I went inside I saw that it was state of the art in terms of technology with one of the best ICT centres for both students and the community in Bradford.  

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What I did during the placement

I was given a wide variety of tasks to do at my work placement dealing with computers and the many problems that can go wrong with them from hardware to software.  One of my main tasks that I was given was to eliminate any viruses on all of the computers in the school, college and community centre.  This meant that I had to go in a team of three and run a anti-virus software on all of the machines.  The task meant that I learnt ...

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