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Following induction into company’s Health and Safety policy the student will learn about the work of an accountant.  May assist experienced staff with payroll, sales/purchase ledger, invoicing and other basic accountancy duties.  This work may include the use of spreadsheets and/or other accountancy software e.g. SAGE.  In addition, the student may also assist with general clerical duties.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into the company’s Health and Safety policy the student will assist permanent staff with: checking of stock, feeding and watering, milking, mucking out etc.  May also assist with general maintenance work around the farm eg repairing walls/ footpaths, cleaning buildings, fencing, repairing drains, generally supporting and assisting experienced staff.   The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into company’s Health and Safety policy the student will: assist with the preparation / setting up and clearing of treatment rooms, gain an insight into products used, maintain displays, assist with customer care at reception, take bookings both face to face and via the telephone, provide tea/coffee. Will also be expected to maintain good housekeeping standards within the salon and in the preparation of the laundry.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into company’s Health and Safety policy, the student will be observing and assisting experienced staff.  Work carried out may include measuring and marking out assembly work, finishing of component parts to include sanding, staining, varnishing etc.  Other duties may include the handling and movement of stock, and general housekeeping.  After suitable training, the student may be allowed to use a belt sander, orbital sander, hand tools and a pistol drill.  The student will be supervised at all times.

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Following induction into the company’s Health and Safety policy, the student will, whilst using hand tool only, observe and assist experienced technicians with different aspects of vehicle body repair work, e.g. stripping and rebuilding interiors, removal of car seats/bumpers/door panels and similar components.  Will also assist with rubbing down, masking up prior to painting, washing and valeting of vehicles.  May also observe painting/finishing work and routine servicing work.  Also, the student will be involved in routine housekeeping duties.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into the company’s Health and Safety policy the student will gain an insight into food hygiene regulations.   Working alongside experienced staff the student will learn about different cuts of meat and assist with sausage / burger making and the display and movement of stock.  The student may, after suitable training, be allowed to cut meat whilst wearing appropriate safety equipment i.e. chain mail apron and gloves. Customer care will be a significant part of the placement as will cleaning to promote good standards of hygiene. The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into the company’s Health and Safety policy the student will work alongside experienced staff gaining insight into the skills and duties involved in the care of the elderly.  Experience may include: reading/playing games with residents, general socialising and possibly accompanying staff/residents on outings etc.  May include basic food preparation, laying/clearing and serving at table.  Assisting with housekeeping duties eg bed making, changing towels etc.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into the company’s Health and Safety policy, the student will gain an insight into food hygiene regulations, and may assist with: measuring and mixing, cold food preparation ie garnishes, sandwiches, vegetables, puddings etc.  General housekeeping duties including cleaning of work area, washing up, clearing away etc.  Additionally the student will greet customers, lay and clear tables, serve at table and assist with customer service.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

Description of duties:  Following induction into the company’s Health and Safety policy the student will assist experienced staff with the care and welfare of cats and small animals.  Work may typically include cleaning and washing down pens, feeding and grooming, walking and playing.  The student may be asked to assist with clerical duties and the movement of animals coming on to the premises.  Hygiene is an important aspect of this work and as a consequence cleaning work will be part of this placement.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into the school’s Health and Safety policy the student, whilst working under the direction of a class teacher, will be given the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of support duties, which may include: preparation of play and educational activities, support during lessons (maths, English, music, drawing etc) in compliance with OFSTED standards, supporting indoor and outdoor play.  General housekeeping ie clearing and tidying of work areas may be a part of this placement.  The student may also be required to assist with record keeping etc.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into company’s Health and Safety policy the student will work alongside experienced staff and gain an insight into office equipment, systems and procedures.  Experience may include supportive administrative duties including filing, faxing, photocopying, postal duties etc.  There may be an opportunity to gain an insight into the organisation’s computer applications and their uses.  Will also be required to assist in general housekeeping duties ie tea/coffee making.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into the company’s Health and Safety policy the student will where possible generally support and assist experienced staff.  Experience may include measuring and marking out, digging, hand mixing, use of hand tools etc.  Due to the nature of the work, the experience will be of a general labourer capacity. General housekeeping duties will be a part of the student’s duties.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into the company’s Health and Safety policy the student will gain insight into the working of this dental practice.  Reception duties to include general admin, recording patients details, and telephone calls.   The student may with client permission observe the work of dental staff eg dentist, hygienist, nurse etc.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

Description of duties:  Following induction into the company’s Health and Safety policy the student will observe and assist a skilled electrician.  Work carried out may include: the running and fixing of cables, measuring and marking out in preparation for fitting switches and sockets etc, chasing walls to accept cables, the movement and fitting of electrical appliances / equipment.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into the company’s Health and Safety policy the student will observe and assist skilled craftsmen during the cutting, forming and assembly of sheet metal (metal plate) components.   After suitable training the student may use hand powered folding and bending equipment.  Students may use hand tools and be involved in measuring and marking out, finishing of component parts and hand painting.  Other duties may include the handling and movement of stock, and general housekeeping.  Welding or soldering will only be carried out under strict supervision.  The student may learn about inspection techniques and Quality Control.  There may be an opportunity to visit site and assist with fitting work etc.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into company’s Health and Safety policy the student will work alongside different members of staff and gain an insight into various aspects of the work done by a graphic designer.  Work may include: study of a design brief, generation of ideas and production of sketches, use of computers and design/photographic software, production of a model.  The student may be invited to attend a Client meeting.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into the company’s Health and Safety policy the student will, after suitable training, assist with shampooing, conditioning, possibly neutralising etc. Will also pass up and assist the stylists where possible. In addition, the student will assist with customer care at reception, take bookings, provide tea/coffee, answer the telephone. They will also be expected to maintain good housekeeping standards within the salon and in the preparation of laundry. The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into the company’s Health and Safety policy the student will work alongside experienced staff and learn about fitness training and associated equipment.  Additionally, the student may shadow instructors during the development of client programmes.  Due to the nature of the placement, cleaning is an important aspect of the work carried out.  The student may assist at reception, take bookings and learn about general administrative systems.  May be required to serve refreshments to clients. The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into the company’s Health and Safety policy the student will assist experienced members of staff with a variety of tasks dependent upon season and work in hand.  Experience may include digging, planting out, stock movement, weeding, pruning, and general ground maintenance using hand tools.  There may be an opportunity to assist with hard landscaping eg dry stone walling, paving, patios and drains etc.  The student will be supervised at all times.

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Following induction into the company’s Health and Safety policy the student will assist experienced members of staff with a variety of tasks dependent upon season and work in hand.  Experience may include, sowing seed, pricking out, planting, digging, stock movement, weeding, pruning, feeding, planting out assisting customers etc.  The student will gain an insight into the use of hand tools and ground maintenance.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into company’s Health and Safety policy the student will work with experienced staff and may assist with: the assembly/installation of computer systems and peripherals, fault finding and rectification/testing, loading and testing software, incorporating new equipment into a network etc.  This work may require the use of hand tools.  The students will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into the company’s Health and Safety policy the student will observe and assist experienced staff.  Duties may include: site preparation, measuring and marking out, finishing of component parts, assembly work, fixing and fitting, hand painting /staining.  After suitable training the student may be allowed to use hand tools.  Other duties may include the handling and movement of stock, and general housekeeping.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

 

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Following induction into the company’s Health and Safety policy the student will assist experienced staff with the care of dogs which may include:  cleaning up dog excrement, washing down kennels, feeding and grooming, walking and playing.  The student may be asked to assist with clerical duties and in the movement of animals coming onto the premises.  Hygiene is an important aspect of this work and as a consequence cleaning work will be an important part of this placement.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into the company’s Health and Safety policy the student will observe and assist experienced staff (during the machining of component parts using machine tools).  After suitable training, students may use hand tools and be involved in measuring and marking out, finishing of component parts, assembly work, and hand painting.  Other duties may include the handling and movement of stock, and general housekeeping.  The student may learn about inspection techniques and quality control.  Welding or soldering work will only be carried out under strict supervision.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into company’s Health and Safety policy the student will learn about the work carried out in the centre and may be allowed to attend clinics, and shadow different members of the medical team e.g. nurse, counsellor, health worker etc.  Due to the confidential nature of the work, some activities will be restricted and others will be subject to patient approval.  Additionally, the student may be allowed to work on reception.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into the company’s Health and Safety policy the student will observe and assist experienced technicians carrying out: MOT preparation work / testing, repairs and routine servicing work.  Using hand tools, the student may be required to change oil / air filters and similar components and may be asked to check tyres and air pressures.  Also may be required to identify and order spare parts and assist with some administrative duties.  Routine housekeeping will also form part of the student’s duties.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into the company’s Health and Safety policy the student will generally support and assist experienced members of different trades eg construction, plumbing, electrical and joinery.  Work will be of a varied nature and may typically include measuring and marking out, use of hand tools, fixing and fitting, site preparation and clearance following work.  The student will be expected to maintain a clean and tidy working environment. The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into the company’s Health and Safety policy the student will be given the opportunity to gain experience in the daily routine of nursery/playgroup duties which may include: meeting and greeting children / parents, preparation of play and educational activities, support experienced staff with activities in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage, supporting indoor and outdoor play, serving food and assisting children at meal times, general housekeeping i.e. clearing and tidying work areas. May be required to assist in record keeping etc.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into the company’s health and safety policy the student will observe and assist all experienced painters and decorators.  Duties may include: preparation of site for working, filling, caulking, rubbing down, emulsion painting, and cleaning of site on completion of working.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into the company’s health and safety policy the student will observe and assist an experienced plasterer.  Duties will include measuring and marking out, fixing plaster board to partitioning (dry lining) and walls, taping scrim joints.  The student will also learn about how to mark out the position of holes for plug sockets, light fittings etc and may, at a later stage be allowed to cut these out with a pad saw.  Additionally, the student will learn about different hand tools and pass these to the plasterer when required.  The student will assist with site preparation prior to working, and cleaning up afterwards.  After suitable training the student will be allowed to use a cordless drill/screwdriver.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into the company’s Health and Safety policy the student will observe and assist an experienced plumber/heating engineer.  Work carried out may include:  site preparation, measuring and marking out, channelling out walls, joint preparation, pipe assembly etc.  The student will be involved in the movement and fitting of equipment / appliances, using hand tools.  Students will only be allowed to carry out soldering work under strict supervision.  General housekeeping will be a part of the students’ duties.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into company’s Health and Safety policy the student may assist with: serving customers, pricing /displaying / rotating stock, checking goods against invoices, maintaining a clean and tidy working environment.  In the stock room the student may be required to pick and prepare stock in readiness for display in the retail area.  In carrying out this work the student will gain product / business knowledge and learn about different methods of payment.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into the company’s Health and Safety policy the student will assist experienced staff with yard duties including mucking out, cleaning stables, putting out new bedding, feeding and grooming, cleaning racks and watering, keeping tack and tack room clean and tidy.  May accompany riders on foot-lead rein, help learner riders and young children.  May help with exercising, lunging and riding, depending on ability.

Keeping all areas clean and tidy.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into the company’s Health and Safety policy the student will work alongside experienced staff and gain an insight into the work of a veterinary practice.  The student will observe and assist the nurses during the course of their duties, which may include: cleaning out pens, feeding and exercising pets, preparing consulting rooms, keeping treatment rooms and instruments clean, washing feeding bowls.  The student may be given the opportunity to observe vets carrying out operations/consultations etc. The student may assist with reception and other administrative duties.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working

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Following induction into the company’s Health and Safety policy the student will learn about warehousing systems and may be involved in: the receipt of good inwards, checking invoices, placing stock in appropriate storage areas, checking stock levels and alerting management about re-ordering.  May also be involved with picking orders, printing labels and possibly packing prior to despatch.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following an induction into the company’s health and safety policy the student will work alongside experienced staff and gain an insight into the day to day duties of an optician.  This may include observing eye examinations/consultations, preparation of prescriptions.  Additionally may observe procedures with regards the dispensing of glasses/contact lenses.  Routine housekeeping within the retail area will form part of the student’s duties.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following an induction into the company’s health and safety policy the student will work alongside an experienced member of staff and gain experience in reception duties that may include: Customer contact in person and over the telephone, dealing with enquiries and taking messages.  May also assist in other supportive administration duties.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into company’s health and safety policy the student will assist in the retail areas of the Pharmacy.  The student will display, price and rotate stock as required and keep the areas clean and tidy.  May have the opportunity to observe the dispensing of drugs and learn about customer care at reception.  May be asked to input data onto PC.  The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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Following induction into the company’s Health and Safety policy, the student will gain an insight into food hygiene regulations, and may assist with: cold food preparation i.e. garnishes, sandwiches, vegetables, puddings etc.  General housekeeping duties including cleaning of work area, washing up, clearing away etc. Serving customers, rotating stock, maintaining a clean and tidy working environment.  In carrying out this work the student will gain product/business knowledge and learn about different methods of payment. Additionally the student will greet customers, lay and clear tables, serve at table and assist with customer service.    The student will be supervised at all times whilst working.

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