Teenagers out to get a feel for the world of work

Emily Dodds at The Farm Bakery in Amble.

Emily Dodds at The Farm Bakery in Amble.

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On the back of a busy exam period at Alnwick’s high school, sixth-form students have been out and about dipping their feet into the world of work.

The 16 and 17-year-olds from the Duchess’s Community High School have been trying their hand at everything from working in a bakery in Amble, as pictured above, to experiencing a week in the newspaper industry at the Northumberland Gazette office.

Work experience is a common part of life for students today, both at school or college and university, as it provides many benefits, giving youngsters skills and experience that will allow them to stand out to potential employers as well as helping them choose the right sector to work in.

The organisation or group might also be able to help students improve and develop their talents, boosting self-esteem.