STUDENTS entered the world of work by taking over an office for the day in Matlock.
The 29 BTEC business students from Highfields School put in a shift at the Youth Hostel Association headquarters on Dimple Road as part of a scheme that allows youngsters to experience employment for the day.
The 14 and 15-year-olds assisted the YHA executive and property team in the design and planning of a new London hostel.
Student Chloe Hardern said: “I got a good overview of how an office functions, and what it’s exactly like in a working environment.
“It’s helped me gain a better understanding of the charity’s values and aims, and what goes on behind the scenes.
“I think it’s also helped me gain confidence as I know what to expect from the world of work.”