Work Experience

Once a year, staff at the Bhopal Medical Appeal have been delighted to welcome some Year 10 students from local schools for work experience at our Brighton office. We have tried to give the students as much scope as possible to be creative with the projects we have set them. They have impressed us with their flair and competency, even when we have asked them to carry out some more mundane office duties.

This is what they had to say about the experience.

Work Experience 2017

Ellie at the Bhopal Medical Appeal office

I am a year 10 student from Priory School, Lewes and I spent a week’s work experience at the Bhopal Medical Appeal.

When I was choosing where to spend my work experience, I wanted to go somewhere that makes a difference. When I saw what had happened in Bhopal I was shocked by what had happened and how the people have still not received justice.

I have had a great time this week and have learned some valuable skills that will help me later in my working life. Everyone working here was very nice and welcoming and that makes it a lovely place to be. I learned lots about the disaster and how the charity helps. It was a very good experience that I will remember for a long time. Ellie

 

Work Experience 2016

WE crop 2016

From left: Freya, Kate, Harry

We are three year 10 pupils from Dorothy Stringer School. This week, we have been working for the Bhopal Medical Appeal in their Brighton office.

Last year, the Appeal came in to Stringer to deliver a presentation to year 10 Geography students on the industrial disaster of 1984. The presentation really brought the horror of the 32 year old tragedy to life. I think we all felt particularly affected by what happened on that dreadful night, what is still happening today and what has been happening in the 32 years spanning from then until now.

And that is how we came to be sitting at this desk, on a week of work experience, creating a presentation pack to send round to schools in Sussex to raise awareness among the future generation of what happened in Bhopal.

We have had a great time working here and have learnt so much in a friendly environment about Bhopal. Kate

“My experience here at BMA was very positive and extremely useful for my Geography GCSE. I feel that I have gained a deeper insight into the disaster and also know more about the working environment, particularly in the office.” Freya

“My work experience here at the Bhopal Medical Appeal has shown me how a team of only a few people can make such a big difference to so many more. The kind and friendly staff radiate positivity, and provide a relaxed but productive working environment. This opportunity has further prompted me to go into a career in charity or international affairs” Harry

Work Experience 2015

Biba and Teo with the poster they designed for the Brighton Half Marathon 2016.

Biba and Teo with the poster they designed for the Brighton Half Marathon 2016.

We are two year 10 students from Dorothy Stringer School, we have spent a week’s work experience at the Bhopal Medical Appeal.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my week at The Bhopal Medical Appeal. I found not only the subject matter of the charity interesting but I also liked learning about working in a charity and what it involves. Everyone at the Bhopal Medical Appeal has been very welcoming and therefore I have had an educational and exciting week. Biba

Doing work experience in such a calm and friendly environment has really helped me grasp the fundamentals of charity work at it’s best. We have created promotional posters, counted stock and partaken in market research. These are all new experiences to me and so I have learnt many new things. Teo

After spending a week at The Bhopal Medical Appeal we both agree that in the future if the charity take on other students they will definitely have a great time. 

Biba & Teo

 

We would be pleased to offer work experience placements to other secondary school students in our area. Please email our Charity Administration Officer, Sarah Slight for more information at sarah.slight@bhopal.org or call us on 01273 603278.

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