Below you will find one of the articles written by our 7-11 student, Rose, during her work experience at Oxfordshire Lep:
“As a student in my first year of GCSEs, I have recently been faced with some (admittedly quite minor) decisions to make about what I want to do once I leave school.
Of course, I have been thinking about my future career ever since I was very young. When I was little, my dream job would fluctuate wildly, varying from pop-star to marine biologist and every career between. However, it was not until I was deciding which subjects to take for my GCSEs that I began realistically considering the careers that I would enter into.
Like many people my age, my interests change wildly from week to week, but I have always had a passion for politics and a thirst for any knowledge about the inner workings of the world I live in, especially to do with hard-to-grasp subjects like the economy. This is partly what drew me to do a work experience placement at OxLEP. The deep involvement of OxLEP with a variety of different businesses gives me an opportunity to see how economic growth is nurtured, providing me with a more thorough understanding of the intricate workings of a local economy.
The diversity of businesses with which OxLEP works also provides me with an insight into a huge range of careers I could go into, many of which I had never considered before (and a few that I had never even realised existed)!
Already, I have been shown the diversity of the Oxford economy, visiting entrepreneurs, employers and educators from around the city. As well as observing the work that OxLEP does, I have been able to look in on a few other businesses; this has provided me with a more inclusive picture of the careers available in Oxfordshire.
In just my first day-and-a-bit of work experience, I have learned a lot. With over three days left, I am excited to see what else work experience at OxLEP will teach me.”
You can find the original article here.
Other articles written by our student during her work experience can be found here.
We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!