Ah the joys of taking a work experience student to show them how we do the job . . . . my friend’s daughter runs a very busy web based company and thought it would be good to offer a two week IT placement via the local upper schools. Expecting there to loads of legalities to overcome, she was amazed when it turned out to be very simple and straight forward. The student thus presented himself for a preview the week before and it was settled.
The lad turned out to be an absolute genius – preparing to sit A levels including computer sciences next school year, he came fully tuned in to everyday computing and web based work. He was so hands on and happy to use his school learning on the job in hand. It was a joy to the employers to see someone pleased to demonstrate ‘what exactly young folk do do at school all day’ !