Prince’s Trust: Day 42 (Thursday 1st June 2017)

Today we spent much of the morning thinking about next week.

I’ll be honest most of us find the idea of folder work quite mundane but if we want to gain our qualifications it has to be done – without qualms. Somehow, not that it’s important but I’ve been writing in my neatest handwriting. Don’t ask me how it happened.

We were then put into groups as some of us went to get resources for the activities we will be doing next week. Others were tasked with planning the activities. We were in charge of compiling a list of quiz questions. We made a good start but after our visit to one of our ‘Team Challenge’ places, we have to revise the questions.

Speak soon,

 

LexC

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Prince’s Trust: Day 16 (Wednesday 19th April 2017)

Hey everybody!

It’s a very short blog post from me today.

This morning we were doing folder work. I’m not going to go into detail about that because I don’t want to bore you.

This afternoon, some of us went to the jobs fair.

I’m going to be honest, I know I’ll never find the job I’ve always wanted at these places. Neither can I see myself having a job that I am not passionate about; it’s fair to say those advertised at the fair (engineer, scientists, sales managers, & managers) are just a handful. I have nothing against the jobs, they neither float my boat or fit my skillset. I’m sure some of you have read the scientific papers which have tested out these theories. There’s no greater evidence for my nerdy-scientific family to digest and reinforce the message. There will be no greater thrill for us all to enjoy when my hard work pays off and the dream turns to reality.

Speak soon,

 

LexC

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Prince’s Trust: Day 12 (Tuesday 11th April 2017) 

Hey everybody,

Today we were working on our CVs either creating them from scratch or updating them. It’s been a month since I last did work on mine and it usually changes whenever I do any work experience. 

We were also updating our folders on ‘Teamwork’, ‘Community Projects’ and researching ‘Work Placements’ for the two weeks after we complete our Community Project. No rest for the wicked, eh? I prefer it like this at least there’s a really slim chance of getting bored or any type of thumb-twiddling activity going on. 

Tomorrow, as the team’s Accountant for the Community Project I’ll get my hands on the prices and start putting together a realistic budget. I’ve never felt this excited about crunching numbers since my IGCSE ‘B’ in Maths. No, it doesn’t bother me if it sounds geeky, but my amazing grandmother can solve mental arithmetic questions in her head before anyone can reach out for the nearest calculator or smartphone. Not so geeky now, is it? 

Speak soon,
LexC

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