To do a work experience
Coordinator: Mrs Marianna Ypofanti (C307) – email@example.com
For further information, please contact each section’s coordinator.
To find out more about WEX:
The career advisors introduce the work experience project to the pupils.
The relevant documents (contract, evaluation grid) are put online on the school website.
January – May:
The pupils and their parents look for a placement by themselves. The three hard copies of the contracts must be sent to Mrs Ypofanti as soon as possible.
10th May: deadline for the submission of the contracts.
Deadline for special cases (ex: Eurocontrol, European Council…).
Last week of June – first week of July: period recommended by the school to schedule the work experience (the school is still open, so that it would still be possible to intervene in case of problems). Otherwise, work experience can be scheduled later on the summer holidays.
September – October:
Writing of the work experience report and collecting the evaluation tables.
January – February:
Delivery of work experience certificates.
Some examples of work-experience placements
- Embassies, Permanent Representations of MS to EU (ex. support to Presidencies of the Council)
- European Council, European Commission, European Parliament
- European External Action Service (EEAS)
- EU Agencies (ex. ENISA, EMSA, FRONTEX, EDA….)
- NGO based in all continents
- Lawyers’ offices, architects’ studios
- Animal clinics
- Natural Science Institutes, laboratories
- Hospitals, Clinics, Old people homes, nurseries
- Hotels, museums, tourist-offices
- Newspapers, TV-Radio stations, broadcasting
- International/Multinational Organisations such as UN, ESA, NATO, Eurocontrol etc.
- Banks, insurance agencies, administrations
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Car-constructing cie, factories,…
Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique
The organisation of work in a team and as an individual was a hard lesson to learn, but it was very effective. I even participated in an all-night survey of one kilometre of forest, which was a unique experience.
Chalude, Vandecapelle & Associates
I was not expecting to learn very much in these two weeks, except how to make coffee and make photocopies. I was wrong.
De Smet & Whaley Architects
I think it was a very useful and fruitful experience. It is funny how now I look at buildings, whether simple or complicated ones, from an architectural point of view.
Institut Jules Bordet
Ce stage compte beaucoup pour moi. Je ne m’attendais pas à vivre une expérience aussi enrichissante et de me retrouver au bloc opératoire, face à la réalité.
Cabinet vétérinaire à Dworp
Mes attentes ont été dépassées parce que j’ai pu assister à des opérations auxquelles je ne m’attendais pas.
J’étais un peu déçue par les tâches monotones, mais en parlant avec d’autres stagiaires, j’ai découvert que c’est absolument normal.
Council of the European Union
The knowledge , experience and know-how learned and gained during these two weeks are most certainly not something readily available in textbooks. The traineeship was definitely not a waste of my vacation period, however greatly I might prize the latter.
Studio legale Vantaggiato – Lecce – italy
Choose a job that interests you, even if it may not be your future ambition.You have to take into consideretion that 2 weeks can be a long time if you do not do something which you like.