Released on 14 September 2012
Three 15-year-old pupils have been gaining valuable work experience this week with placements in Surrey Heath Borough Council departments.
The one-week visit for the Year 11 students from Tomlinscote School in Frimley has involved them covering and visiting council services and departments as diverse as finance, media and marketing, the customer contact centre, IT, the Windle Valley Centre and Dial-a-Ride.
Pupils have each been working with officers on a one-to-one basis and have been carrying out tasks such as drafting letters, preparing mailouts, filing and work shadowing.
Student Imogen Mepham, who has been working in media and marketing, said: "I have learnt so much about what Surrey Heath Borough Council does, and what it is like in a working environment and how you promote an organisation. I have also learnt a lot about the Mayor and his leading roles. Overall I've had a welcoming and great experience."
Cllr Liane Gibson, portfolio holder for corporate said: "The work experience placements are a great example of Surrey Heath Borough Council working in partnership with local schools and have provided an excellent opportunity for the young people to develop new skills. They have been very hard working and I'm pleased that we've been able to offer an insight into the workplace and all the range of services the council provides."