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    I attend a private school and while I was looking for work experience I found it difficult to apply for work experience at several organisations, as they all wanted me to be more disadvantaged. So I was wondering will this make my time applying for actual real work harder and will employers not want to hire me?
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    Private schooling and you still don't know the difference between 'higher' and 'hire' :erm:

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    people from private schools statistically go on to get better jobs with more pay

    I'd imagine that if there are limited work placements then it is right they go to students from disadvantaged areas who need the CV boost more than you but once you have finished your education the key issue will be what you achieved not which high school you went to
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    (Original post by Shorty94)
    Private schooling and you still don't know the difference between 'higher' and 'hire' :erm:

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    I understand the difference, I just did not proof read my post, because it does not really matter if you understand it. Especially on the internet.
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    (Original post by sami237)
    I attend a private school and while I was looking for work experience I found it difficult to apply for work experience at several organisations, as they all wanted me to be more disadvantaged. So I was wondering will this make my time applying for actual real work harder and will employers not want to higher me?
    Your type of school shouldn't disadvantage you, it's about if you've got what the employer is looking for
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    (Original post by sami237)
    I attend a private school and while I was looking for work experience I found it difficult to apply for work experience at several organisations, as they all wanted me to be more disadvantaged. So I was wondering will this make my time applying for actual real work harder and will employers not want to higher me?
    It wouldn't be a disadvantage whatsoever. How exactly did you come to a conclusion that some of those organisations wanted you to be more disadvantaged?
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    (Original post by kkboyk)
    It wouldn't be a disadvantage whatsoever. How exactly did you come to a conclusion that some of those organisations wanted you to be more disadvantaged?
    Well while I was looking for work experience in large law firms, alot of them said in order to apply you needed to be the first in your family to attend university and you need to eligible for free school meals etc.
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    (Original post by sami237)
    Well while I was looking for work experience in large law firms, alot of them said in order to apply you needed to be the first in your family to attend university and you need to eligible for free school meals etc.
    What year of schooling are you in? And, which firms did you try to apply to?
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    (Original post by sami237)
    Well while I was looking for work experience in large law firms, alot of them said in order to apply you needed to be the first in your family to attend university and you need to eligible for free school meals etc.
    It means you've applied to work experience programmes that are only for those who are from a disadvantaged background. Most large firms have this, so you'll have to apply via a different route/programme (e.g. email).
 
 
 
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