GE in the UK - Building Your Employability


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GE in the UK is thrilled to offer a one-week Virtual Work Experience to 50 young people from across the UK from years 10-11 (Scotland S4 - S5).

During the week of 14-18 February 2022, students will build their employability skills through workshops including -

- Writing a great CV and preparing for an interview

- Developing their personal branding and communication techniques

- Preparing and giving a presentation at the end of the week

You will also get to know the aviation, digital, power, renewable energy and healthcare sectors through speed networking sessions with volunteers from all our businesses, talks from our early careers teams and other information sessions.

During a week-long project, you will discover the Lean 5S principles, used across our business You will be challenged to make your morning routine 20% more efficient, so you can spend more time doing the things you enjoy!

You will also have the chance to reflect on your personal development throughout the process, though group mentoring (according to your career interests).

Sessions will run from 9.30am until 13.00pm each day, with a 30-minute break.

Placement Notes

In Question 3 below: From 1 (not at all interested) to 5 (super interested), please rate your interest in: Aviation, Renewable Energy, Power, Healthcare, Digital Technologies and Solutions. Please also rate from 1-5 your interest in: Software Engineering; Hardware Engineering; Operations; Finance; Human Resources; Marketing; Environment, Health and Safety; Sales

Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:

Understanding how the organisation operates
Career Development Workshop
Public Speaking
Communication Skills
Goal setting
Problem solving
Interview skills
Time management
Giving presentations
Meeting senior executives
Team work
CV Writing
Project work

Great For Students Who Are:

Team Player
Hard Working
Interested in learning industry basics
Willing to learn
Keen to try new things
Interested in problem solving

Candidate Questions

Below are a number of questions which you will need to answer to apply for this opportunity.
Entrepreneur: If you could go back in time and be the person who invented something we use today, what would it have been and why?

What do you hope to get out of your virtual work experience?

List your ratings (1-5) for each industry and job function that is of interest here (see Placement Notes). You are welcome to explain further if you`d like.