Work shadowing = an hour, half a day or a day ‘shadowing’ someone. Watching them at work. You watch and observe but don’t do any actual work. You can organise this through parents, relatives or a neighbour. You can just ask to spend time in their office. It’s one of the easiest ways to get a feel for whether this is the world you are interested in being part of…..or not!? If the company or organisation needs a legal document then get the school involved otherwise go for it!
“I spent an afternoon in a veterinary practice and quickly realised that I was more interested in biology and that being a vet was not for me. Far too much hard work and not enough people around!”, Phil, Nottingham, UK, 16.


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