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Students try world of work with placements

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: December 10, 2013

By Belinda Hargreaves

Beth Brown at a Biddulph Luncheon Club.

Beth Brown at a Biddulph Luncheon Club.

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A WORK placement initiative has been a success.

Last year The Meadows School in Leek approached Support Staffordshire (Staffordshire Moorlands), the local Community and Voluntary Services (CVS), to see if help could be given to find work placements for students.

Chief Officer of Support Staffordshire, Jill Norman said: "Four successful placements were found directly from the publicity and many others indirectly.

"The CVS itself offered a placement to Alice Emery who came for half a day for 10 weeks to work in the main office alongside apprentice Jade Roberts.

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Another successful work placement was achieved by Beth Brown who helped out at a Moorlands Homelink luncheon club in Biddulph. Student Adam Kingston started a work placement with the Citizens' Advice Bureau in Leek last year. This has continued beyond the initial 10 weeks and Adam is now regarded as a valuable colleague.

He said: "I started working in the reception, where I have been filing and using my ICT skills helping with putting together important things.

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