What would you get out of a couple of weeks' experience if your school organised such a scheme? Answer the questions below to see if a works placement would work for you: 1. Would you want to take part in a works experience programme if your school ran one? 2. Would you benefit from the programme? 3. What would you expect to gain from a period of time spent in the adult world of work? 4. Do you have any contacts who could organise a placement for you in a job you think you might enjoy? 5. Where would your ideal placement be? 6. What sort of placement would you least enjoy? 7. What do you think you could offer a company which offered you a placement? 8. Think about a company, business or organisation you would like to work for. Write a mock letter to the managing director introducing yourself and telling him why you want to work there. What else would you include in your letter? 9. Set up a role-playing exercise with a classmate, where you take turns to play the role of interviewer and interviewee. Run a mock interview around a possible works placement you have both chosen. 10. Plan a diary that you would fill in daily during your placement. What would your headings be? What would you want to include? 11. You have been offered a placement in a big hotel. What work could you do in school lessons to prepare yourself? How could your teachers help you? 12. Write a letter from the principal of your school to the parents of pupils taking part. Explain why a works experience programme has been organised. You have to convince parents this is a good idea.