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Year 10 Work Experience.

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    Hello there!
    I've recently gone to Year 10, they had us choose what we wanted to do for GCSE. I chose Computer Science and Business. I am currently 14, living in London and next year (june-july) I will be doing 2 weeks of work experience. Does anyone know any places I could go for work experience? I originally thought Google but i'm not so sure they do work experience.. Anyhow does anyone have any ideas about where I could possibly do my work experience?
    Greatly Appreciated,
    Enrique

    P.S I will be 15 when doing the work experience, birthday in May ^-^
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    What are you interested in?

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    Well, I enjoy programming. I know a tiny bit of java and am learning Python and how to make android apps. Is that what you meant?
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    No in terms of work experience

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    (Original post by Naomeyz_01)
    No in terms of work experience

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    I wouldn't mind an office job, not that i know if this is possible. I haven't really done this before...

    any suggestions are welcome c:
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    I am in the same position as you, however my school stopped doing computer science so now I have to do IT and I chose History and Geography. I've recently just started thinking about what I am going to do for work experience.
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    Come and chat with year 10s on our thread http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=4275172 😊
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    Hey Enrique, as a fellow programmer it's awesome to see you're interested in CS based work experience! I personally was able to do work experience with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, commuting from London to Cambridge each day. If commuting doesn't really suit you then you could try places such as SalesForce, Accenture, BT, Thomson Reuters, Kano etc which all have offices in London and have taken on work experience students before. Or, have you maybe thought about ringing some of your local computer repair shops to see if they'll take you on? I was able to shadow someone who built custom PCs over the summer and it definitely helps with the hardware side of the CS course.

    Hope this helps!
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    (Original post by rainbowcthulu)
    Hey Enrique, as a fellow programmer it's awesome to see you're interested in CS based work experience! I personally was able to do work experience with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, commuting from London to Cambridge each day. If commuting doesn't really suit you then you could try places such as SalesForce, Accenture, BT, Thomson Reuters, Kano etc which all have offices in London and have taken on work experience students before. Or, have you maybe thought about ringing some of your local computer repair shops to see if they'll take you on? I was able to shadow someone who built custom PCs over the summer and it definitely helps with the hardware side of the CS course.

    Hope this helps!
    Hey,
    What was it like at the Rasberry Pi Foundation? Did you have to know a lot about programming and computer science in general to get along?
    I'm self taught and I don't believe I have great knowledge of CS right now but I really want to get some work experience in software engineering and was just wondering how I would get along.

    Thanks
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    (Original post by h.rv)
    Hey,
    What was it like at the Rasberry Pi Foundation? Did you have to know a lot about programming and computer science in general to get along?
    I'm self taught and I don't believe I have great knowledge of CS right now but I really want to get some work experience in software engineering and was just wondering how I would get along.

    Thanks
    It was great! I got to spend time with both the engineers and the foundation people so I really did get the best of both worlds. I learnt so much about computer science during the week - in fact some of the content was bordering on uni level. I didn't really have to know much about programming, just the Python that you learn at GCSE.
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    So I'm the same but mine is in March. Also I don't do Computer Science...I'm so confused as to what to do
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    Hi,
    I'm also a Year 10 student, halway through the school year (it's already February!). Our school's work experience deadline is in March, and I have one month to find my WE. I am so confused, but did find some GREAT places to do it; however after showing my mum, she refused to let me go there (it was 10 minutes on the train to Central London...)
    She said I can only go locally and there is literally nothing in my town. EXTRERMELY upset as there were some great opportunities for me but I know she wont budge.
    Any ideas of what I could do?
    No idea what sector I like. Even my 'passions' are all muddled. I like to read but don't think I would like to work at a library. My WE is 5 days long and in July.
    PLEASE HELP!!
 
 
 
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