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    Another work experience thread...

    Hi all,

    Another work experience thread i'm afraid!

    One of our ex pupils has asked to come back and visit the IT department for his work experience week. What sort of things should I be getting him to do? I don't want to be giving him the medial tasks, more server configs etc.

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    @fairm010:

    I would definitely get him on all the menial tasks you can find and keep him there as this is good for building character, its only for a week, why do you want to show him the servers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    why do you want to show him the servers?
    I remember when I did my work experience I wanted to see servers, data cabs, proper networking stuff. Instead all I did was build an IIS server in a VM on a workstation and build a network (2PC's & a switch). I want him to enjoy IT and get into it. Perhaps I will do both as even Network Managers have to get dirty cleaning projectors sometimes!

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    I've done this the past couple of years. This year I said no. To be honest I struggle. We hit a quiet spell when work experience comes. Year 11's have gone, Year 10's are out on work experience. Everybodies counting the days to the 6 week break. Aside from making network cables and starring at an empty helpdesk there's not much else to get them to do.

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    I was tasked with security auditing basically given a tester PC which was domain connected with the screen being recorded and I found all the little holes in the group policies like Start-up Repair and storing password is GPO un-encrypted. It was great for them and good erm experience for me also I did the making patch cables but that just because I can churn them out lightening fast

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    Ohh I like that one.

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    You could get him\her to do the small tasks such as replace toner\ink, putting paper in the printers you know small stuff. Also I would take them out to fixs to and give them the first shot at trouble shooting problems, reinstall a computer operating system and general assiting.

    Maybe show them how to do a password reset but I would not allow them to do anything to accounts as he\she was an student.
    Last edited by Grey-gear; 9th June 2014 at 03:22 PM.

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    - Go through the uncollected print and find any names then put it in the students register...great one
    - Inventory of all IT equipment and locations in school
    - List how many free ports are in the network cabs throughout the whole site
    - Tidy all the boxes of cables, untangle headphones etc
    - Collect the coffee from kitchen in morning
    - Deep clean the ICT suites compress air the PC's clean monitors and keyboards check cables for any damage etc
    - Clean projectors
    - Organise recycling of old IT equipment


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    Quote Originally Posted by Griff View Post
    Collect the coffee from kitchen in morning
    Sorted!

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