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Report on Work Based Experience

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Work Based Learning
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION................................................................................................................................1TASK 1.................................................................................................................................................11.1Research and evaluate suitable organizations that could provide industry experience.........11.2 Negotiating with work and academic supervisors a proposal for work experience..............21.3 Business constraints on work experience..............................................................................2TASK 2.................................................................................................................................................32.1 Prioritizing the tasks and responsibilities involved in work based experience......................32.2 Producing a plan for work experience...................................................................................42.3 Analyzing the benefits for the proposed activities to the business and the learner...............5TASK 3.................................................................................................................................................63.1 Understand the specified requirements of placement conforming to all related codes ofpractice.........................................................................................................................................63.2 Producing systematic record of challenges work experience gained by research,observation and survey................................................................................................................63.3 Revise the initial plan and reflect the further changes to be made after observation............73.4 Make suggestions for improvements and review these with supervisors..............................7TASK 4.................................................................................................................................................84.1 Reflect and monitor and record the progress against original proposal................................84.2 Evaluating the quality of own performance...........................................................................84.3 Analyzing the learning which had taken place during the work experience.........................94.4 Recommendations for enhancing experience........................................................................9CONCLUSION..................................................................................................................................10REFERENCES...................................................................................................................................11
INTRODUCTIONWork based learning is one of the essential tasks for any individual which enables to gainindustry experience and be able to perform the similar tasks in near future. It helps an individualin gaining knowledge and experience which is required when working in a firm. According tothe scenario, this report is based on the work based experience that is gained by an individual foran organization. It produces a research related to expertise provided by travel and tourismindustry to individuals. Further it evaluates the quality performance of individuals at work place.TASK 11.1Research and evaluate suitable organizations that could provide industry experienceIn this task, I have to research plus evaluate the travel and tourism industry that providework placement for learning and gaining knowledge. Some of the industries which I have chosenfor placement are Thomas Cook, Hilton hotel and Exodus.Thomas Cook is the best British travel company that was listed on London StockExchange (Boud and Solomon, 2001). The company provides online booking through thewebsite named as Hotels4U.com. With that, they also provide and upload online videos forThomas Cook, from this they are trying to develop curiosity among people about its travellingplans. In travel and tourism sector, accommodation business is well developed. They makeavailable opportunities for work based experience to those who are interested in takingexperience in service industry (Dolmans and et. al., 2001). Here, placements are related totelephone operators, in-charge of reservation, associates for business centre, conciergedepartment etc.Another is Hilton hotel and resorts which is an international chain of service hotels. Thiscompany emphasizes on both leisure and business travel. Different people from variousbackgrounds prefer this hotel as the restaurants and fast foods options are well developed. In thissector, work based experience can be gained for cashier and handling accounts, waiter, servingthe banquet and hosting (Raelin, 2000).From above analysis, the preferred job for gaining work based experience will be as HRmanager.1
1.2 Negotiating with work and academic supervisors a proposal for work experienceI am applying for the position of HR manager in Thomas Cook industry. The companyrequired a professional with experience as an HR executive. I applied for this job as I am Postgraduate in MBA. In addition, applying for this position will be a very good start for myacademic progress and it will also help me in gaining experience and industrial insight to workwith travel organization. Here, variety of tour arrangements have to be done by me which willfurther enable me to understand the factors that are responsible for customer satisfaction (Raelin,2008). Also with that, the ways in which the company can retain and gain customer loyalty forthe firm will be apprehended by me.I found this job through internet where the notice for recruitment in Thomas Cook wasmentioned.The job description was for HR executive with experience of 0 to 2 years. However,I have done internship at Walmart in HR department which helped me in passing the firstinterview round of preliminary screening.I approached in this organization by the advertisement given on social media sites and onthe company's website. Before requesting for work experience in Thomas Cook, I made researchabout company. In this, I explored the facilities provided by them to their employees and netwealth of the company. Moreover, I got this entire information from social media sites andthrough organization’s website.From all these information, I am able to pass the initial levelinterview and test. At the final stage, I had negotiated with the interviewer so that he can selectme from the list of other filtered candidates. Here, I have done negotiation based on myinternship at Walmart and my skills within the context of HR. Further, my qualification in thiscontext also helped me in getting selected for this profile. Beside this, I am also agreed to theinitial salary package offered by my interviewer as all I want at this stage is to initiate a careerwith the company. Hence, these practices have helped me in getting select for the jobdescription.1.3 Business constraints on work experienceBusiness constraints are the factors or limitations that affect organizations in achievingtheir goals. In addition to this, business plans made by the firm should be realistic; therefore, it is2
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