Braeburn High School Work Experience Programme

13th June 2016

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Our year 10 students were out of school from 25th to 27th May to 24 organisations IN Nairobi where they were able to sample career options, get an experience of a career they may be considering or just be introduced to the world of work and the skills that it requires.  The opportunities included aircraft maintenance, law firms, a hospital, special education, accounting, hospitality, architects, marketing and a research institute among many others.  Here is one students’ experience:

Isaac Kisongoche,
Work Related Learning Coordinator.

 “I was placed at a law firm, Oraro & Company Advocates. I arrived sharply dressed in my suit slightly nervous but ready for the experience. Some of the highlights of my experience were my visit to the various courts: Supreme, Industrial & High Courts. I watched in awe as the judges grilled the lawyers. After these great experiences, I was tasked to write a demand letter and analyse some cases. The language in the affidavits was most challenging to understand, however I pulled through successfully! Some words I learnt were: "Plaintiff" "Defamation" "Appellant". Prior to the work experience I wanted to be an engineer, however I'm now considering law! I learnt many things: punctuality, responsibility and the ethics of a work environment. I felt like a real lawyer and experienced how it feels to give justice to people. It was a great experience and I enjoyed every bit of it. I would like to thank Mr Kisongoche for his hard work and the countless nights he spent ensuring everyone had an enjoyable and memorable work experience. As a prefect, I would also like to thank all companies that took Braeburn students as interns and Braeburn High School for providing us with this valuable opportunity.

PS : After the work experience my English has become better as can be noticed in the above.”

Shayaan, 10H

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