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Doing a CV for Work Experience

Kasa2103Kasa2103 Posts: 4,472 The Mix Elder
Earlier in the week I discovered that the students who are currently in year 9 (basically the year group that I am in) have to do a CV over the summer holidays to help find a Work Experience placement for next year. 

At my school, all students in Year 10 have to complete a Work Experience placement for 2 weeks instead of going to school. I have some ideas in mind of what I want to do for Work Experience but I don't know which ones would be suitable either due to insurance, safeguarding or health and safety. 

As you can tell by the title, I need to do a CV to help me find a placement. What should someone my age put on a CV for work experience? I wouldn't have had any jobs (well apart from volunteering) and I wouldn't have any grades or qualifications to put on it.

A CV for a 14 year old (well 15 when it comes to doing the placement) would be different to an adult doing it who would more than likely have past experience of employment and have GCSE and A-Level grades. 

I have tried to look at CV examples and Kudos before but it is still really confusing. 


I know that things have been really strange over the last few months and that many people have been struggling a lot but you are all really brave and you never have to cope alone. 

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  • pandalover200pandalover200 Posts: 349 The Mix Regular
    Kasa2103 said:
    Earlier in the week I discovered that the students who are currently in year 9 (basically the year group that I am in) have to do a CV over the summer holidays to help find a Work Experience placement for next year. 

    At my school, all students in Year 10 have to complete a Work Experience placement for 2 weeks instead of going to school. I have some ideas in mind of what I want to do for Work Experience but I don't know which ones would be suitable either due to insurance, safeguarding or health and safety. 

    As you can tell by the title, I need to do a CV to help me find a placement. What should someone my age put on a CV for work experience? I wouldn't have had any jobs (well apart from volunteering) and I wouldn't have any grades or qualifications to put on it.

    A CV for a 14 year old (well 15 when it comes to doing the placement) would be different to an adult doing it who would more than likely have past experience of employment and have GCSE and A-Level grades. 

    I have tried to look at CV examples and Kudos before but it is still really confusing. 


    Aww bless you you can put your volunteering on there I am trying to do mine at moment after  guidance that mine needs spacing and underline and I only have  volunteering
  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 Posts: 4,472 The Mix Elder
    edited July 12
    Thank you. Not really 100% sure what ideas are actually going to likely be approved by my school. And before anyone says anything, no I cannot work with my parents or siblings. The environments are too dangerous (and one of my brothers works in a pub.) And their jobs aren't even anything related to what I want to do in the future. Not even 1% relevant.
    I know that things have been really strange over the last few months and that many people have been struggling a lot but you are all really brave and you never have to cope alone. 
  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 9,328 Supreme Poster
    You can put volunteering on CVs, places really like it when people have it on them. You could always speak to school before you break for summer and ask for advice. 
    For my work experience CV I put my predicted grades and wrote (predicted) next to them all

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 9,328 Supreme Poster

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 Posts: 4,472 The Mix Elder
    Thank you @GreenTea
    I know that things have been really strange over the last few months and that many people have been struggling a lot but you are all really brave and you never have to cope alone. 
  • EleanorEleanor Living the Zen life 🧘🏼‍♀️ Posts: 1,562 Extreme Poster
    @Kasa2103 When you have decided what type of placement you want to do, you can do an online course (lots of free ones on Future Learn, Edx) which is related to that and put that on there :) 
    Alis propriis volat 
  • Kasa2103Kasa2103 Posts: 4,472 The Mix Elder
    Thank you so much for the information about online courses that I could put on the CV.
    I know that things have been really strange over the last few months and that many people have been struggling a lot but you are all really brave and you never have to cope alone. 
    Eleanor
  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 9,328 Supreme Poster
    For experience they only want a CV done as it's a starting point into the world of careers. I'd still suggest asking school about it because a lot schools expect different and say different as to what to put on CV

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

  • DandelionDandelion Posts: 887 Part of The Mix Family
    When I was that age my CV basically just included like a personal profile, in which I summarised some skills that I had such as time management, organisation etc. and some examples of times I’ve shown them, mostly from attendance at school, handing in homework etc. Then I just made a table summarising the volunteering I had done and what skills I though I had got from doing them 
    Today is a great day for a great day. 
  • GreenTeaGreenTea ☕🌻☕ MidlandsPosts: 9,328 Supreme Poster
    Mine was completely different. Was a short personal statement, 
    Then a list of skills I have
    Then my grades (predicted)
    And any work/ volunteering
    And like the format was so alone the margin was comments about us from teachers etc

    The scars you can't see are the hardest to heal.     

    Astrid Alauda

  • SammySammy United Kingdom Posts: 3 Newbie
    I tried many different sites to build mine but the best site I used was Indeed cv builder as that will also make it look nice and build template 
    The past can't hurt you anymore, Unless you let it 
  • AzzimanAzziman The Mix convert Posts: 854 Part of The Mix Family
    I'd put your subjects and grades, any work/volunteering, any hobbies/clubs you're a part of, any skills (music, sport, arts, dance etc), and any courses that you've done. It's not too different from a normal CV, except that you won't have proper placements, qualifications etc. Hope it goes well!x
    Kasa2103
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