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WEEK ONE POTENTIAL WORK PLACEMENT ORGANISATIONS

Coach Company This could be a potential work placement because you could work with a coach company
and take people on excursions e.g. Bakers Dolphin.
Check-in agent This could be a potential work placement because you could work in an airport where you
would be dealing with the public and this would increase the likeliness of you working your way through
different jobs in the airline industry such as cabin crew.
Resort representative This could be a potential work placement because it could take you all around the
world and so you would be working with many different people and this would increase your tolerance and
understanding of others.
Cruise line / ferry company This could be a potential work placement because you could start off by getting
an understanding of work life in this field and then gradually move up to superior placements such as the
captain.
Security This could be a potential work placement because you could work with airports or hotels and this
would give you a good understanding of how to deal with the public appropriately and professionally.
Child representative This could be a potential work placement because there are a great deal of
organisations in which you can work for such as Butlins and Pontins. This would train you how to work with
children which leads to further opportunities worldwide such as being a nanny, a rep on a cruise/in a hotel.
Potential contacts/resources for placement finding
Newspapers such as The Mercury, the Sun and The Times are potential resources for placement finding as
they include a section usually near the back of available vacancies and contact details.
Online websites such as Jobs24 (http://www.jobs24.co.uk/jobs/), Indeed (http://www.indeed.co.uk/?r=us)
and Reed (http://www.reed.co.uk/) are potential resources for placement finding as they are specific websites
made to help people apply for jobs.
Your tutor is another potential resource for placement finding if you are in college/school as they can provide
you with any vacancies they are aware of.
Your friends are potential resources for placement finding as they may be in a work placement themselves so
they could mention to their employer that you are looking for a placement and could then tell you about the
vacancy if there is any.
Your family are potential resources for placement finding as they could be in a secure work placement with a
big company and so they could tell you about available vacancies or they could know people who have
vacancies in their own company.
Personal objectives
My first personal objective is to construct new ideas. This will aid me because it will enable me to work more
independently rather than relying on others for help.
My second personal objective is to try to work more independently because this will help me to be more
confident and integrate me into being an independent adult.
My last personal objective is to try and keep distractions to a minimal so I can focus better. This will help me
because I will be able to reach my full potential with little distractions.
Career objectives
My career objective is to work in the travel industry and make my way up the chain so I can secure a good and
fulfilling job as cabin crew.
Curriculum objectives
My first curriculum objective is to hand assignments in when they are due because this will give me a good
reputation and will also help me to manage my work.
My second curriculum objective is to be punctual to all lessons because this will help me when I am reflecting
as I will not have missed any crucial information.
My final curriculum objective is to handle my time management constructively so I know what I have to do and
when I have to do it. This will aid my first curriculum objective because I will be able to hand in my assignments
on time.
Placement one
Describe placement one
Type of organisation: Travel agents (Thomas Cook or FirstChoice)
Potential roles: Book holidays for people, arrange excursions
How could this placement help to meet your personal objectives?
This placement could help to meet my personal objectives because I will be expected to be able to do my work
independently but at the same time I will be given training so I understand what I am doing and therefore I
wont need to rely on others. It will help me to focus better as I will be busy with the work so I wont be
distracted by anything/anyone and therefore I will be able to perform my best at the placement.
How could this placement help you to meet your career objectives?
This placement could help me to meet my career objectives because it will give me first-hand experience in the
travel industry and this will increase my knowledge of the field making me more employable and so I will be
able to reach higher roles.
How could this placement help you to meet your curriculum objectives?
This placement could help me to meet my curriculum objectives because I will be expected to arrive to the
placement on time and complete any deadlines I may have been given, helping me manage my time
efficiently.
Placement two
Describe placement two
Type of organisation: Child representative (Thomas Cook or Thompson)
Potential roles: Host clubs, look after the children
How could this placement help to meet your personal objectives?
This placement could help to meet my personal objectives because I will have to work by myself in this
industry and this will give me experience for my future careers where I will have to work independently.
How could this placement help you to meet your career objectives?
This placement could help me to meet my career objectives because it will open career opportunities for me
so I will be able to work in similar industries as I will have an understanding of how to work with children.
How could this placement help you to meet your curriculum objectives?
This placement could help me to meet my curriculum objectives because I will gain an understanding of how
crucial it is to be punctual and so it will have an effect on other aspects in my life.
30
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September 2014








Dear Sir/Madam,
I am a 16 year old student, currently studying at Weston College, enrolled in
the Level Three Travel and Tourism course.
I have experience in waitressing, admin, reception work and cleaning. Through these skills I
have learnt how to deal with complaints and general customer service and needs. During
my work experience, I handled and processed the memberships of various customers that
were/are linked to the gym where I worked (Sweat F.A.). This form of responsibility
improved my confidence and enabled me to gain knowledge in admin and processing
paperwork. I also was held responsible for the catering of particular members and insured
that their needs were met.

I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Yours Sincerely,





Jenna Baker


















CURRICULUM VITAE

PERSONAL DETAILS

Full name: Jenna Lee Baker
Address: 12 Varsity Way, Locking, Weston Super Mare, North Somerset, BS24 7DH
Email: jennabaker7@icloud.com
Telephone: (Mobile): 07547838540

EDUCATION

2003 2009. Locking Primary School, Meadow Drive, Weston Super Mare, North Somerset BS24 8BB.
2009 2014. Worle Community School, Redwing Drive, Weston Super Mare, North Somerset BS22 8XX.
2014 Present. Weston College, Knightstone Campus, Knightstone Road, Weston super Mare, North Somerset
BS23 2AL.

PERSONAL STATEMENT
I am an extremely hardworking student who shows great resilience. I am punctual and well-presented and
willing to try my best in everything. I have had experience in working with people in close proximity so I am
able to execute great communication skills and my language qualifications aid this. I am outgoing and I am
eager to succeed.

WORK EXPERIENCE

For my work experience I went to Sweat F.A. I worked in close vicinity to customers so I know how to work
with them with courtesy and respect. I developed my skills in communication and stayed focus at any task at
hand.
I had a job over the summer holidays at Fellas crazy golf. This job involved having the responsibility of handing
out the golf equipment to customers and handling the money.
I also worked at Gurkha Bay Views Restaurant as a waitress. I had to prepare the poppadoms and chutney
dishes and serve them to the customers, take the food and soft drinks out to the customers and take care of
other responsibilities such as clearing the tables and setting them back up again ready for customers.

COURSES AND SUBJECTS STUDIED
English Language B
English Literature C
Maths B
Double Science CC
Spanish A
Religious Studies C
Citizenship Level two
Psychology E
Health and Social Care - D

QUALIFICATIONS, AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

During the summer holidays I volunteered for working with children with disabilities of all ages. Throughout
this experience I took responsibility for a childs welfare and wellbeing by maintaining a strict routine where I
had to administer such things as medication, food and hygiene.




HOBBIES AND INTERESTS

I enjoy playing sports, mainly hockey and rounders. On a Thursday I train with Winscombes Ladies' Hockey
Club and then on the following Saturday I play for them.
I also enjoy reading and I am predominantly interested in reading biographies, science fictions and mysteries.
I enjoy listening to music and so I am currently teaching myself to play acoustic guitar.

REFERENCES

Mrs.John (mentor), Worle Community School, Redwing Drive, Weston Super Mare, North Somerset BS22 8XX
Tel 01934 510777
Miss.Neal (teacher), Worle Community School, Redwing Drive, Weston Super Mare, North Somerset BS22 8XX
Tel 01934 510777






















Week 3 Sheet

About Thomas William Travel





Where can you find the information out about Thomas William Travel?






Description of Thomas William Travel






Is the company public, private or voluntary? How do you know this?






Thomas William Travel was founded and launched in January 2013 as part of Independent Travel Experts - A
division of The Travel Network Group and The Travel Trust Association. They are fully ATOL protected and
provide 100% financial protection as members of The Travel Trust Association. As an independent travel agency
providing all forms of leisure and corporate travel, they can deliver where others cannot by meeting their
clients needs through their dynamic range of products.
You can find information out about Thomas William Travel on the website
http://www.thomaswilliamtravel.co.uk/
Thomas William Travel is a privately owned travel agent run by Simon Dinham. The business is located within
Weston-Super-Mares college, Weston College where he takes on students every year from the Travel and
Tourism study programme.
The company is private. I know this because when I had my induction day with Simon, he explained that the
company relies on profit to keep it running and this is a key feature of a private company.



Who is the company owned by?





What is the size of the organisation? How many member of staff are there?






How many locations does the business have?






Draw an organisation chart for Thomas William Travel, how do they link with each other?





The company is owned by Simon Dinham.
At this precise moment, it is a small company because it is not on the high street and is mainly web based.
However there are currently 26 members of staff working for this business.
The business has only one location at the moment which is on the fourth floor of Weston College.
Who is going to be responsible for marketing? Who is going to help with it?







What promotions do they/could they offer?






What products and services do they offer e.g. travel insurance, flights, holidays,
excursions?






What are the health and safety issues in the organisation?






Simon Dinham, the owner, is going to be responsible for marketing because it is his company and so he will be
able to market the business how he likes however his sales agents will help him and sometimes if he is
unavailable to do the job himself due to being busy with another job, his sales agents will take over the job for
him for a short period of time.
Thomas William Travel promote themselves on their Facebook page and Twitter page. Another way they could
promote themselves is through advertisements on buses or television.
The products and services they offer includes: travel insurance, airport transfers, private airport transfers,
foreign currency, airport parking, excursions, car hire and attraction tickets.
Thomas William Travel is located on the fourth floor of Weston College and so is less accessible to those
whom are less able. Even though lifts are to avail, in the event of a fire, customers who need to use the lift to
leave the building will not be able to evacuate because the lifts will be out of order due to the fire.
Another health and safety issue in the organisation is that the Travel Shop is located in a small room and so
the limited space gives it limited accessibility in terms of being able to have prams and wheelchairs in and
around the room safely.
What role will you play in the organisation? What will be your responsibilities?






What are the roles and responsibilities of Simon at Thomas William Travel?






What do you think are the strengths of Thomas William Travel?






What do you think are the weaknesses of Thomas William Travel?







In the organisation I will be a sales agent and my responsibilities will be to meet expectations by selling
holidays and to make sure we are making enough profit.
The roles and responsibilities of Simon at Thomas William Travel are to turn up on time, to act professional, to
be informative and to be knowledgeable. His other roles could include: setting an exemplar manner which
represents the business, teach and assist the travel agents and present an approachable manner so that his
employees feel able to talk to him about any issues they may have.
A strength of Thomas William Travel is that the amount of profit being brought in at the moment is relatively
high for a business of the size it is. With it being mainly web based this is now a popular way of booking
holidays and so there is going to be a lot of interest.
A weakness of Thomas William Travel is that if the company fails to make profit over a period of time they are
likely to cease trading.
Another weakness would be that it is located on the fourth floor of Weston College which makes it less
accessible and this may prevent people from using this company.
What do you think are the Threats to Thomas William Travel?






What do you think are the Opportunities to Thomas William Travel?






Who is going to be competition for Thomas William Travel?
















The threats to Thomas William Travel are other travel agents such as Thomson and Thomas Cook. This is
because the other travel agents are bigger and better known throughout the Travel and Tourism industry and
so this means they will receive more business due to their bigger advertisement throughout the high street and
elsewhere. The other travel agents are also based on the high street whereas Thomas William is not and this is
a threat because it means Thomas William will not be as known due to its location.
An opportunity for Thomas William Travel is to promote the company on the high street. This would be an
opportunity to receive more popularity and an increase of profit due to the recognition of the company.
Another opportunity to Thomas William Travel would be creating advertisements and marketing the business
more widely and this will increase the business and profit.
Popular travel agents such as Thomson and Thomas cook will be competition for Thomas William Travel
because they are well-known and already receive high amounts of business whereas Thomas William Travel is a
new travel agent which is less commonly used in comparison to other travel agents.
INTERVIEW CHECKLIST
INTERVIEW READY
CHECKLIST
COMPLETED
MAKE SURE THAT I HAVE MY
CV AND THAT IT IS UP TO
DATE

MAKE SURE I HAVE A
SUITABLE AND COMPLETED
COVER LETTER

PREPARE MYSELF FOR
QUESTIONS THAT MIGHT BE
ASKED

GET AN EARLY NIGHT
SET MULTIPLE ALARMS TO
MAKE SURE THAT I GET UP
ON TIME

EAT A NUTRITIOUS
BREAKFAST TO GIVE ME
ENERGY

CHOOSE SMART CLOTHES
AND SUITABLE FOOTWEAR

MAKE SURE THAT MY
OVERALL APPEARANCE IS
PROFESSIONAL

ARRIVE 15 MINUTES EARLY
TO ENSURE I AM PROMPT