Work Experience Policy

OBJECTIVE

Work experience is a fantastic opportunity for senior school students and organisations alike.

For the Trust, it’s about community engagement. We can contribute to building a stronger NSW by supporting the training requirements of young people. It is an opportunity to identify talented future employees and promote the public sector as an employer of choice. It’s also an opportunity to help your staff develop new leadership skills while your student injects a little youthful enthusiasm and energy into the workplace.

For the students, work experience helps put into practice the skills they’ve learnt in the classroom. It’s a great opportunity for them to get a feel for what it’s like to work in their chosen industry, get real work-based expertise and meet experienced people who work in the field.

ELIGIBILITY

The Trust prefers its volunteers to have a prior interest or demonstrated knowledge in the events/sports related industry or in the museum and its collections.

POLICY

Work experience will be offered to secondary school students (Years 10/11) as part of their school work experience  program.

Work experience students will spend a total of five days at the Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust in the Administration, Events and Operations Program. Students will rotate between Corporate Services, HR, Events and Operations, Commercial, Membership and Marketing, Communications and Strategy and Projects (IT).

Intake for the Administration, Events and Operations Program will be one every two months (six in total). The months in which we will accept work experience applications are February, April, June, August, October and December.

The General Manager of the appropriate departments will ultimately determine whether or not a work experience student can be accommodated.

Work experience will be a five day program (as outlined below):

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

10:00am – 12:30pm

Human Resources

 

10:00am – 12:30pm

Hospitality & Partnerships

10:00am – 12:30pm

Memberships

 

10:00am – 12:30pm

Finance

 

10:00am – 12:30pm

Communications

12:30pm – 1:00pm

Lunch

12:30pm – 1:00pm

Lunch

12:30pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch

12:30pm – 1:00pm

Lunch

12:30pm – 1:00pm

Lunch

1:00pm – 3:30pm

Sales

1:00pm – 3:30pm

Events & Operations

 

1:00pm – 3:30pm

VSO

1:00pm – 3:30pm

IT

 

1:00pm – 3:30pm

Human Resources

* Times can be interchangeable with GM’s consent. Please contact HR to organise this.

Responsibility

Each department will be responsible for allocating tasks to the work experience student, taking into consideration that the student must be under direct supervision at all times. The Trust will not use work experience students as a substitute for filling vacant positions. 

Departmental responsibilities

Each department shall:

  • ensure that work experience is not provided in operational areas that pose potentially serious occupational health and safety risks
  • allocate a responsible person to supervise the work experience participant and ensure they are supervised at all times
  • notify the Human Resources and the relevant institution of any concerns regarding the work experience participant immediately they become apparent

 Work experience student responsibilities

  • provide the Trust with documentation from the relevant institution/organisation to demonstrate the work experience is an approved part of a relevant program or course of study and that they are covered under the Worker's Compensation Policy of that institution/organisation
  • comply with all Trust Policy, procedures, relevant legislation and regulations and the reasonable lawful instructions of the work experience supervisor
  • comply with the Trust’s standards of professional behaviour including courtesy and confidentiality during the period of their work experience
  • discuss any issues or concerns relating to the work experience with either the Trust employee designated as their supervisor, the HR Department and/or the work experience supervisor from the relevant institution
  • ensure that they are appropriately attired taking into consideration the nature of the duties, occupational health and safety requirements and contact with the public

 Human Resources responsibilities

  • receive and respond appropriately to requests from applicants and institutions requesting work experiences
  • liaise with the appropriate Manager/Supervisor to determine whether requests can be accommodated
  • obtain documentation required to substantiate the work experience, including provision of appropriate insurance coverage, prior to any commitment on behalf of the Trust to accommodate the request
  • assist the supervising department to oversee work experience, including, ensuring appropriate induction programs are completed, monitoring the progress of the work-experience participant and handling any grievances provide the work experience participant with details of the appropriate contact officer in case of emergency or inability to attend
  • maintain records of the work experience participant's attendance
  • ensure that the work experience student undergoes relevant induction procedures and checklists are signed to record details of the induction process

EXCEPTIONS

Exceptions to this policy can only be made with the approval of the Chief Executive Officer.