Hosting a student has a range of benefits for businesses:
The student will be in contact with you one week prior to commencement to arrange an Induction interview where he/she will bring an Induction package to go through with you.
The Induction package includes:
Please ensure that you discuss the following topics with the student either at the interview or on the student’s first day with you. Kindly initial the areas discussed with the student and when completed, give to the student to return to the school.
Please be familiar with the work experience agreement form and the requirement for schools of what you, the student, the parent and the school agree to.
The student will bring this to the interview about 2 weeks before they start their placement.
The work experience agreement form must be complete by all parties and returned to the school for insurance to be validated.
Some ideas host employers have used to enrich student learning:
A marketing business gave the student a dummy project (duplicate) for the student to work on and give a young person’s perspective.
A mechanic asked the student to review and update the WHS manual and to raise questions for parts that young people may not easily understand.
Retail asked student to revamp displays.
Café had a student rewrite a menu (it was adopted and helped to build sales).
Ask the student to keep a diary and record questions for a daily meeting at the end of each day to discuss the bits that the student wanted to understand more.
Some students will have a booklet from the school with specific tasks and behaviours to demonstrate in the placement.