A fireman

Between April 13th and 18th I’ve experienced a fireman job.
I’ve chosen to experience this job because it is interesting and I like to be part of a team and to be in action. I’d like to become a fireman so this is related to my future career.
Watching a fireman is exciting because every five minutes there is a call that pushes you into intervention. Every morning there is a truck check and they do sports every morning. I like team spirit.
To become a fireman you must get a competitive exam. I love this job because they work 24 hours and 48 hours in a row and they rest in the same room but it’s difficult because fire is dangerous. Working as a fireman is fantastic and fun.

Cerveaux Jérémie, Marthe Robin middle school, Le Tampon, Reunion Island, 17 May 2015.

Observing firefighters

From 13th April 2015 to 18th April 2015 I chose to watch firefighters because I like it when it’s active .This job interested me much. To do this job you need to pass a competitive exam. You must not be afraid of water and blood too, and must risk your life for others.

Grace Steven, Marthe Robin middle school, Le Tampon, Reunion Island, 17 May 2015.

A secretary

The dates of my work experience as a secretary were 13th April to 18th April 2015. I’ve chosen to experience this job because I was curious about it and I wanted to discover the atmosphere of the office and the way secretaries work. I’d like to become a schoolteacher so this job isn’t related to my future career.
Missions that I have observed are talking on the phone, managing finances and learning why some students were missing.

GIGAN Aphélie, Marthe Robin middle school, Le Tampon, Reunion Island, 17 May 2015.

Horse healer

I’ve chosen to experience this job because I love taking care of horses and I want it to be my job. In this job we must take care of horses, go on walks and we can even make wedding carriage. During my one week internship I observed the boxes, how to put halters, horse shoes removal and how to frame a ride.
To do this job you must have a high-school degree in ruminant livestock. The constraints of this job on the one hand is that it is very tiring and you can work until late at night but the advantages on the other hand are that customers are very nice, you work outside and your job is worthwhile.
My opinion on the world of work is that it’s super, complicated, motiving and interesting at the same time.

Charote Jolan, Marthe Robin middle school, Le Tampon, Reunion Island, 17 May 2015.

A salesperson

I spent five days working as a trainee salesperson at stationery store.
I chose to experience this job because I liked talking to customers and advising them. Moreover, I would like to be a salesperson later so this internship was related to my future career. In this company they made me clean, store equipment, serve and advise customers. You need a high-school degree in sales. I like this job because it is good even though working hours are difficult.
The world of work is fantastic because you do what you love, you work a lot for your wages.

Alexandre Payet, Marthe Robin middle school, Le Tampon, Reunion Island, 17 May 2015.

A journalist

From April 13th to 17th I spent an internship at a press company in neighboring St Pierre city. I’d like to become a journalist so this work experience is related to my future career. I’ve chosen to experience this job because I like the world of information and the media and I like writing some articles. In this job we must be very fast because we must write two articles for the day after. During that week I wrote some short sport and local articles. To become a journalist you must pass a scientific or a literary B.A. and then graduate from a journalist school.
I love this job because it’s interesting and fascinating, but it’s difficult because a journalist must be patient during interviews.The working world is fantastic and rarely complicated.

William, Marthe Robin middle school, Le Tampon, Reunion Island, 17 May 2015.

A computing technician

From April 13th to 18th I worked as an intern in a computer company in neighboring St Pierre city. I’ve chosen to experience a job in computing because I love I.T. and repairing hardware like computers and laptops. I like feeling worthy for achieving this task and I love informing customers on the telephone. I must help customers to repair their computers, telephones, laptops, printers… and sell computers, laptops, hardware, antivirus… so that they trust me.

You must get a B.A for this job. I love it but it’s difficult when I don’t understand the problem. However, it’s fun because it’s simple to repair computers, laptops…

Jerome Taochy, Marthe Robin middle school, Le Tampon, Reunion Island, 17 May 2015.

Working in a Primary School

For a week (April 13th to 18th), I chose an internship with a year 8 teacher in a Primary School at Piton Hyacin the district in Le Tampon because this is my future project, I cannot help loving children! The internship matches my future career as I would like to become a school teacher but specialized for the deaf. Indeed, before becoming a «specialized» teacher, I must be a standard teacher first.
Even though my internship was not really in connection to my career it has allowed me to see how to work with children. I love this job when we talk and help children.
To put it all in a nutshell, the internship was FANTASTIC, interesting and super!!

Melodie Le Gac, Marthe Robin middle school, Le Tampon, Reunion Island, 17 May 2015.

A fireman

I had a work experience from April 13th to 17th at the fire station.
I’ve chosen to experience this job because I love the action and jobs with a uniform, and an internship at the police station was not possible then I tried with the fire brigades.
I’d like to become a police officer or fireman so this job is related to my future career.
Firemen work by team and every morning they pass on information to the following team and then they have to check materials and look at the state of trucks before leaving. To become a fireman you must get a middle school degree but a high school degree is advised.
I love this job because it is so great to get in trucks and we save lives. I liked their job but it’s difficult to be fireman for me because it is necessary to be very good at math, to have a good physical condition and to know how to manage the situation. In this job we have no right to make a mistake, otherwise it could be fatal. It’s complicated but it’s so motivating and fantastic because we want to make something of our life.

Hazera Mathilde, Marthe Robin middle school, Le Tampon, Reunion Island, 17 May 2015.

A firefighter

I went on my work experience as a firefighter from the 13th to the 17th of April 2015. I’ve chosen to experience this job because it is a good and interesting job. I’d like to become a firefighter because it’s a dangerous job and we must be brave to save other people. In this job we must often intervene in accidents, work 24/7, from 8am to 8am the next day, so this job is related to my future career.
To become a firefighter you must get any B.A.
I love this job because it’s a beautiful job but it’s difficult to be strong -minded or even good at sports. My opinion about the professional world is that it’s complicated but it’s fun, motivating and interesting.

Emmanuelle Etheve, Marthe Robin middle school, Le Tampon, Reunion Island, 17 May 2015.