Having a work experience student in our office for two weeks is an most enlightening period for all of us over a certain age. Since the advent of these work weeks, it has been our privilege to offer a placement or two to the local upper school. Our particular office does a lot of administration on site as well as computer based operations. The first year was quite difficult, we didn’t really have an idea what a student would need to be shown or how much guidance we should be giving in relation to the amount of self learning they needed to be exposed to. Over the years we have been able to offer posts in 4 departments, each of them now with their own online mentoring course that has to be followed in conjunction with the practical work. There is much self help included in this, to help students as much as possible before leaving that safe school cocoon!