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    Hello...

    I just came from my first appointment with the job centre work coach... and strangely got offered work experience at the job centre for six weeks... I am extremely nervous, as I have Asperger's syndrome and get extremely anxious in new social environments, I have taken them up on the offer and start this Monday.... if anyone else has done this, can anyone give me a rough idea on what to expect?

    cheers in advance!
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    (Original post by Samwin)
    Hello...

    I just came from my first appointment with the job centre work coach... and strangely got offered work experience at the job centre for six weeks... I am extremely nervous, as I have Asperger's syndrome and get extremely anxious in new social environments, I have taken them up on the offer and start this Monday.... if anyone else has done this, can anyone give me a rough idea on what to expect?

    cheers in advance!
    Hey there!

    It might be a way of them trying to ease you into a professional working environment, in a surrounding you're familiar with, with people that you can trust try not to be nervous, and be as calm as you can be. You're in capable hands.

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by Samwin)
    Hello...

    I just came from my first appointment with the job centre work coach... and strangely got offered work experience at the job centre for six weeks... I am extremely nervous, as I have Asperger's syndrome and get extremely anxious in new social environments, I have taken them up on the offer and start this Monday.... if anyone else has done this, can anyone give me a rough idea on what to expect?

    cheers in advance!
    Well, it depends. What is your educational background? What do you want to go in to? What is your employment history? Bare in mind, you still have to look for jobs during the work experience but you will have to have a meeting with your advisor every 2 weeks instead of every week.
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    (Original post by Samwin)
    Hello...

    I just came from my first appointment with the job centre work coach... and strangely got offered work experience at the job centre for six weeks... I am extremely nervous, as I have Asperger's syndrome and get extremely anxious in new social environments, I have taken them up on the offer and start this Monday.... if anyone else has done this, can anyone give me a rough idea on what to expect?

    cheers in advance!
    I'm exactly the same!. They want me to do work experience at the job center and I suffer from anxiety. But the civil service is the area I want to go into. Do you know what the hours are like?, I'm yet to have my interview for it.
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    Best of luck! Look smart and believe in yourself. Don't be nervous or shy.
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    I'm exactly the same!. They want me to do work experience at the job center and I suffer from anxiety. But the civil service is the area I want to go into. Do you know what the hours are like?, I'm yet to have my interview for it.
    Hi Costalo

    I have been there now for 2 weeks, and I have to say it has been an education. Depending on any health conditions.... your hours can be 4 days a week from 9am-4pm (with an hour's lunch break) (or wednesday 10-4) or till 2-4pm or from 11-4pm

    The manager goes through in the interview, asking what your generally looking for and what you can get out of your placement with them, general duties, (podium duty, greeting anyone entering the centre, signing them in, helping clients on the computer, filing, etc.) There are some boring moments, but right now trying to get the most out of it I can (also they usually let me use their materials to search for job vacancies).

    Good luck and let me know how it goes!
 
 
 
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