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Oliwia reaps unique work experience opportunity

Published on 13/09/16

ASDAN launches a new work experience programme, and OSB student Oliwia Wiernicka is the first to try it out! 

This summer, Year 11 Oliwia Wiernicka was the first student from across the UK to undertake ASDAN's new, exciting work experience programme.

ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network) has launched the scheme to give young people a rewarding and engaging placement.

Throughout the week, Oliwia spent each day in a different department at ASDAN – Finance, Centre Support, Design and Development, Publications and IT.

She learnt about invoicing and how to create a teaching resource. She also carried out research on different conference facilities the organisation could use, as well as learned how to send orders efficiently to customers. 

At the end of her placement at ASDAN, Oliwia was presented with a Careers and Experiencing Work Short Course certificate having gained two credits for completing more than 20 hours of activities.

Oliwia said: “I got a wide range of work experience at ASDAN and undertook diverse and engaging tasks. This included learning about invoicing and how to create a teaching resource. I also undertook research on different conference facilities the organisation could use, learned how to send orders efficiently to customers and I improved my ability to identify the components of a PC.

“I particularly enjoyed my time in the Finance department and I am now considering a career in that area. ASDAN staff are friendly and helpful and I very much enjoyed my experience.”

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Oliwia Wiernicka is presented with a Careers and Experiencing Work Short Course certificate by Sandra Slocombe, ASDAN Chief Operating Officer.