Day 3 - Preparing for the Workplace

This PD day takes place after the JS 1 Module. Trainees will be introduced to important skills needed for the workplace.

Prior Knowledge

All trainees should have signed the Student Agreement.

All trainees should have completed PD Day 1 and 2

All trainees should have completed PD coursework

All trainees should have recieved feedback on their Honeycomb cell 'Working With My Team'

Session 1 (40 mins- 1 hour)


In a futurespective, we imagine that we’re in the future, and we look back to past events.

  • To look into the future your upcoming work, projects or events

  • To decide what your goals are

  • To imagine what success will look like

  • To figure out what could cause them problems


Session 2 (30 mins- 40mins)

Developer skills - Asking good questions and getting the right help

  • To introduce trainees to the ways developers learn on the job

  • To introduce tainees to the resources available to developers for getting "unstuck"

  • To teach trainees how developers ask questions when they need help




Session 3 (30 mins- 45mins)

Guest speakers- CYF Graduate and Employer:

Importance of PD and relevance to getting a job/graduating

Session 4


  • To introduce what is meant by "professionalism"

  • To show why professionalism is important both at CYF and in a work setting

  • To convey what behaviors are expected of a professional


Session 5

Brag Diary

  • To introduce the idea of knowing your strengths and achievements

  • To show how useful keping a Brag Diary will be when doing job interviews and ansering competency questions

  • To further develop self reflection skills

Session 6

Diversity and Inclusion

  • To raise awareness of trainee's biases

  • To help help trainees uncover behaviours which limit oppotunitites for themselves or others

  • To help create an inclusive community at CYF


Session 7

Honeycomb Introduction - Maximising my time cell and feedback





Independent Practice- Coursework introduction

There are 2 separate Google Classrooms. 1 for technical coursework and another for PD coursework. There will be PD assignments every week so please check both Google Classrooms. See the coursework here.