Work Experience placement 1 - Library Assistant

Last summer DD14 started her first work experience in our local library as a Young Ambassador!

As part of her role as Young Ambassador DD14 was involved in:

Working with library staff to help out at events and activities. 

Helping to register children onto the summer reading challenge; giving out incentives, recording information, and taking part in the evaluation.

Talking to children about which books they've been reading and helping th to choose new books.

Reading stories to children and listening to them read to you.

Helping to create in-house library displays related to the summer reading challenge.

Work co-operatively with other young ambassadors.

DD14 helped out over 8 weeks registering children and developed an understanding of how to handle confidential information.

She helped out with various workshops such as mask making, frog origami, teddy bears picnic etc.

DD14 thoroughly enjoyed being part of the Summer reading challenge and was instrumental at joining children up. She received great feedback from her line manager in the form of a report and awarded a certificate and prize at the Young Ambassador award night.

She is now completing her next work experience placement!


  1. That sounds like a great idea for work experience. I think work experience is too easily underrated by teachers and staff at the work the child goes to so it is important to find a place that they can be valued. What other places could you recommend?

  2. DD14 enjoyed this experience as she knows the library staff well and has always loved books and visiting the library. It's not necessarily something she would want a career in but she would like to get as much experience as possible in different settings to make career choices. She has since had some experience working at our local sports centre, the NHS, pharmacy and dentist are next on the list. Think about all the life skills they could learn, all looks great on their CV too of course!


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