opportunities are designed for individuals like Lorraine who are looking to use their transferable skills and opt for a complete change of career but are unsure exactly what to expect.
The work shadowing
experience was a fantastic thing to do.
For the construction industry scheme, pupils attend college one half day a week as well as work shadowing
and site visits.
Jessica, who comes from Oxford, said: "I went to the University of Huddersfield and did sports therapy, I came here on placement and then did six months' voluntary work shadowing
and got a job offer in summer.
This could include work experience; work shadowing
or mentoring for teenagers and teaching staff; providing ideas for project work; teacher placements; the provision of careers information about the business or becoming a school governor.
They arranged a period of work shadowing
at Blantyre Sports Centre, which led to a year's placement there through Lanarkshire Development Agency's Training for Work programme.
Pupils from three secondary schools - St Hild's, Dyke House and Brierton - made suggestions as part of their recent involvement in 11 Million Day, a national day of action where young people were involved in decision-making and work shadowing
across the UK.
It sounds like you would be on a thankless task to talk him out of it, so why not turn the tables and help him to get as much experience as he can through work shadowing
with local photographers?
Most theatre companies will expect to see evidence of voluntary work at a theatre, work shadowing
, membership of a theatre club, experience performing or managing stage productions, involvement in theatre work at school, college, university or in the community.