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Unit 26: Work Experience in Sport
Transcript of Unit 26: Work Experience in Sport
Doing work experience
List as many careers you can think of within the sports industry
Do be positive and make good use of the space.
Don’t copy others, a CV is personal to you.
Do make every word count.
Do consider the presentation, look at a range of formats.
Do consider potential employers perspectives.
Make sure you check your spelling and grammar.
Work Experience in Sport
Unit Overview and Content
1. Know about the opportunities for work-based experience in sport
2. Be able to prepare for a work-based experience in sport
3. Be able to undertake a work-based experience in sport
4. Be able to review a work-based experience in sport.
Plan a career map for yourself including short, medium and long term goals/plans
Select 3 careers from the list you have complied:
Consider the main duties/roles of each job
The qualifications you would need for the job
Any additional experience/skills you may need
List your current:
Remember to think about any roles you have had (i.e. captain of football team, Class/Student Ambassador) and the skills/roles you took on here.
What should your CV include?
How should your CV be presented?
Your CV is a document that shows how your profile matches the employers needs without being too detailed.
It is a living document – it should be updated every time you do something.
CV writing is an important skill to learn, as it will aid you in successfully finding employment throughout your working life.
A CV is your first point of contact with an employer. From the employer's perspective, it's the only available information with which to assess your skills and suitability for a job.
Your CV has to be tailored for that employer. All jobs are different, and so are all employers. It's important that Your CV speaks directly to the job, addresses criteria, and above all else is relevant to the position.
Probably the most difficult steps are actually starting to look for a work placement and more importantly knowing where to look.
Where to look...
The Careers Centre on the 7th Floor Summer Row, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Newspapers all have jobs sections. Local newspapers will have a jobs paper on a certain night, as will national newspapers. Newspapers are also good for getting contact information about companies
There are also dedicated websites designed to help people find a work placement. Log onto www.prospects.ac.uk and follow the links to the National Council for Work Experience page
Careers and Connexions centres
Think about the feasibility of your work experience:
What will you achieve from your placement
Hours/Days you will be working
Carefully consider any barriers that may impact your work experience!
Plan for your work experience
Have an aim - make sure you work experience has a point!
i.e. Undertaking 20+ hours of football coaching
Gaining and understanding of planning and delivering PE lessons
This will help you stay motivated and focused, it may also mean you can dictate some of the job roles you do during your work experience
You do not have to do all 50 hours in the same place!
Sometimes it may be better to split your hours over 2 or 3 placements to enhance your experience
Each week set small achievable goals for yourself
Again this will help you stay motivated and ensure you get what you want from your work experience!
Tailor your CV to the job application, making sure you include relevant skills and experience that are being asked of you.
Make sure you promote yourself, make sure you include experience that shows all your skills that are relevant to the application.
When we move to 612 you need to start researching and considering 4 realistic opportunities for you to undertake your work experience
Once you have done this start to create your CV
Continue research for your UCAS application
Wk 1 (12th Sept) - Intro to unit, Jobs, Skills, CV writing, opportunities for work experience
Wk 2 (19th Sept) - Application Letters, Job Applications, Searching for Jobs, Writing a personal statement
Wk 3 (26th Sept) - Interview skills, Interview prep, Mock interviews
Wk 4 (3rd Oct) - Interview with external providers
Wk 5 (10th Oct) - Visit to Birmingham Volunteer Camp Session - Birmingham City Football Club
Wk 6 (17th Oct) - Verbal Assessments - M1 and D1 criteria explain/justify 4 opportunities for work experience.
Wk 7 (24th Oct) - One to One interviews before work experience placements
After this date you will undertaking your work experience! - this may need to be during evenings, weekends etc... depending upon your type of work experience
Remember you will need to plan your work experience around your current timetable - you wil have a day off at some point but this may not be until blocks 3/4
Your work experience module will begin again (on your timetable) during block 4 - where you will have timetabled lessons.
Here you will present your overall work experience review
You are expected to participate in a minimum of 50 hours work experience.