Learning to Work

Learning to Work : Students' Experiences During Work Placements

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This ground-breaking study of work placement looks at the experience of 50 young short-term trainees in various Australian work settings. Based on taped interviews with trainees in business, education, engineering, IT and nursing, it reveals the issues, challenges and rewards for undergraduates beginning to make the transition to work in their chosen profession. It also shines a revealing light on Australian employers and workplaces, and how they can make traineeships valuable for boss, colleague and trainee.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 221 pages
  • 139 x 211 x 13mm | 280g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Academic Monographs
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • Print on Demand.
  • 0522852378
  • 9780522852370

About Joanne Reidy

Dr Jo Reidy works at the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. She has had a diverse range of experiences as a teacher, teacher educator, adviser and author. She won RMIT's University Research Prize in 2004 with the PhD thesis on work experience on which this book is based. She is also the co-author of several English textbooks.show more