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LESSON PLAN – Which Job? Which Family?

Theme – Investigating The World Of Work

CAREER SKILLS – Career Exploration

KEY SKILLS – Communication, Problem Solving , Working With Others, Improving Own Learning and
Performance

WORK RELATED LEARNING – Learning For Work, Learning About Work

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SUGGESTED SUBJECT AREA – Social Studies, Personal Development, English

Learning Outcomes

By completing this task students will be able to:

 Gain an understanding of job families.


 Increase the range of jobs they know about.
 Sort job titles into job families to show understanding.

Preparation and Materials

 One or more copies of Activity Sheet (1) “Which Job? Which Family?” for each student.
 3-4 sets of Activity Sheets (2) to (6).
 Teachers’ Notes (1) and (2).
 Blackboard/flipchart.
 This lesson links with lesson plan “Where Do My Neighbours Work?” and “Local Jobs”.

Method

1. Split the class into groups of 3 or 4.


2. Explain the aims of the lesson using the learning outcomes on Activity Sheet (1).
3. Brainstorm as a class the types of jobs the students think would come under the heading ‘Construction’
– list on the blackboard/flipchart.
4. Discuss the list when all ideas have been recorded using the Teachers’ Notes (1) as a guide.
5. Give out one of the Activity Sheets (2) to (6) to each group. Give out Activity Sheet (1) to each student
and ask them in groups to follow the instructions. Working together in their groups as k the students to
allocate jobs to families. (A few jobs may fall into two categories).
6. Ask the students what they have learned from the lesson.
7. Summarise the main learning outcomes.

Extension Activity

 Students should be encouraged to move on to a new Activity Sheet when they have allocated all the
jobs on their first one.
TEACHERS’ NOTES – Which Jobs? Which Family?
Discussion Points

 Do any jobs not belong?


 Are there any jobs which are only partly to do with construction.
 Are there any other words to describe this type of job? E.g. Building, Active, Outdoor, Skilled etc.
 What is the point of “Job Families?” They are helpful in thinking about career plans for the future.
Often if we like a job then its “relatives” may also appeal to us. There may similar jobs that we do not
know about but which would suit us better. When thinking about the future it is best to have a few
ideas, rather than just one job. If for any reason the first choice is not possible, then another job in the
same family may be a good second choice.

The Activity

 At this stage it is suggested that students are encouraged to explore the idea of job families without too
much emphasis on right or wrong answers.
 There will be opportunities for them to find out more about classifications of jobs next year when they
begin to use the careers library more seriously.
 This activity can be treated as a competitive game by encouraging the groups to compete with one
another to get through all the Activity Sheets (2) to (6), or by giving a clear time limit and seeing
which team has the most allocated jobs at that point.
 Time should be left to share answers with the whole class and check the quality of the work completed
before summarising the learning outcomes.

Possible Answers

A. Construction:
Bricklayer, plumber, electrician, painter and decorator, kitchen fitter, architect, glazier, civil
engineering, quantity surveyor, joiner.

B. Agriculture/Horticulture:
Gardener, groom, landscape architect, nursery worker, jockey, grounds person, gamekeeper, pig
farmer, farm manager, fish farmer, kennel assistant.

C. Art and Design:


Florist, potter, fashion designer, window dresser, interior designer, fine artist, graphic designer,
photographer, sign-writer.

D. Finance:
Actuary, bank clerk, bank manager, insurance clerk, foreign exchange clerk, accounting technician,
accountant, insurance claims official, stockbroker, insurance broker.
TEACHERS’ NOTES – Which Job? Which Family?
Possible Answers (continued)

E. Transport and Distribution:


Bus driver, truck driver, bike courier, pilot, merchant navy deck officer, train manager, taxi driver, fork
lift truck operator, warehouse manager.

F. Travel, Tourism and Leisure:


Housekeeper, courier, travel agent, hotel receptionist, resort representative, hotel receptionist,
housekeeper, telephone salesperson, swimming pool attendant, yoga teacher, air steward/stewardess,
fitness instructor.

G. Education:
School secretary, teacher, non-teaching assistant, college principal, university lecturer, youth leader,
careers adviser, educational psychologist, nursery school teacher, adult education centre principal.

H. Administrative/clerical:
Clerk, school secretary, call centre manager, medical secretary, personal assistant, administrative
assistant, telephone operator, word processor operator, clerical officer.

I. Care and Community:


Care assistant, nursery nurse, community worker, nanny, careers adviser, probation officer, psychiatrist,
matron, social worker, voluntary helper.

J. Medical Scientific:
Doctor, laboratory technician, matron, nurse, dentist, medical secretary, health care assistant, health
visitor, veterinary nurse, physiotherapist, radiographer, midwife.

K. Food/ Catering:
Chef, baker, waiter/waitress, fishmonger, restaurant manager, butcher, home economist, ice-cream
factory operative, food service counter assistant, kitchen assistant.

L. Engineering/Motor Vehicle:
Vehicle body repairer, civil engineer, welder, washing machine service engineer, telecommunication
technician, fitter, electrician, fabricator, motor mechanic.
Learning Outcomes: By completing this task you will be able to:

 Gain an understanding of job families.


 Increase the range of jobs you know about.
 Sort job titles into job families to show your understanding.

ACTIVITY SHEET (1) – Which Jobs? Which Family?

See how many jobs you can find that belong to the ‘Job Families’ below.
Write them down in the space below:

A. Construction G. Education

B. Argriculture/Horticulture H. Administrative/Clerical

C. Art and Design I. Care and Community

D. Finance J. Medical/Scientific

E. Transport and distribution K. Food and Catering

F. Travel, Tourism and Leisure L. Engineering/Motor Vehicle


Some jobs may fit into more than one family!

ACTIVITY SHEET (2) – Which Jobs? Which Family?

Bricklayer
Bricklayer non
non teaching
teaching assistant
assistant

Nursery
Nursery Nurse
Nurse Doctor
Doctor Bus
Bus Driver
Driver

School
School Secretary
Secretary Actuary
Actuary Courier
Courier

Bank
Bank Clerk
Clerk Chef
Chef Potter
Potter Florist
Florist

Vehicle
Vehicle Body
Body Repair
Repair Clerk
Clerk Baker
Baker

Teacher
Teacher Truck
Truck Driver
Driver

House
House Keeper
Keeper Gardener
Gardener Care
Care Assistant
Assistant

Electrician
Electrician Plumber
Plumber Laboratory
Laboratory Technician
Technician

Groom
Groom
ACTIVITY SHEET (3) – Which Jobs? Which Family?

Painter
Painter &
& Decorator
Decorator Landscape
Landscape Architect
Architect

Fashion
Fashion Designer
Designer Building
Building Society
Society Manager
Manager

Motorcycle
Motorcycle Courier
Courier Travel
Travel Agent
Agent Matron
Matron

School
School Secretary
Secretary Hotel
Hotel receptionist
receptionist

Civil
Civil Engineer
Engineer Waiter/Waitress
Waiter/Waitress College
College Principal
Principal

Pilot
Pilot Nursery
Nursery Teacher
Teacher Jockey
Jockey

Window
Window Dresser
Dresser Train
Train Manager
Manager

Merchant
Merchant Navy
Navy Deck
Deck Officer
Officer Fish
Fish Monger
Monger

Resort
Resort Representative
Representative Kitchen
Kitchen Fitter
Fitter

Hotel
Hotel Receptionist
Receptionist
ACTIVITY SHEET (4) – Which Jobs? Which Family?

University
University Lecturer
Lecturer Call
Call Centre
Centre Manager
Manager

Nurse
Nurse Nanny
Nanny Welder
Welder Glazier
Glazier

Grounds-person
Grounds-person Fine
Fine Artist
Artist Butcher
Butcher

Dentist
Dentist Probation
Probation Officer
Officer Insurance
Insurance Clerk
Clerk

Swimming
Swimming Pool
Pool Attendant
Attendant Youth
Youth Leader
Leader

Taxi
Taxi Driver
Driver Foreign
Foreign Exchange
Exchange Clerk
Clerk

Careers
Careers Advisor
Advisor Medical
Medical Secretary
Secretary Interior
Interior
Designer
Designer

Telephone
Telephone Salesperson
Salesperson Interior
Interior Designer
Designer

Restaurant
Restaurant Manager
Manager House
House keeper
keeper Architect
Architect

Washing
Washing Machine
Machine Service
Service Engineer
Engineer
ACTIVITY SHEET (5) – Which Jobs? Which Family?

Telecommunication
Telecommunication Technician
Technician

Home
Home Economist
Economist Quantity
Quantity Surveyor
Surveyor

Ice
Ice Cream
Cream Factory
Factory Operative
Operative

Graphic
Graphic Designer
Designer Civil
Civil Engineer
Engineer Gamekeeper
Gamekeeper

Fork
Fork Lift
Lift Truck
Truck Operator
Operator Accountant
Accountant

Matron
Matron Air
Air Steward/ess
Steward/ess Health
Health Visitor
Visitor

Administrative
Administrative Assistant
Assistant Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist

Accounting
Accounting Technician
Technician Fitter
Fitter Electrician
Electrician

Pig
Pig Farmer
Farmer Joiner
Joiner Farm
Farm Manager
Manager

Yoga
Yoga Teacher
Teacher Health
Health Care
Care Assistant
Assistant

Careers
Careers Advisor
Advisor Personal
Personal Assistant
Assistant

Insurance
Insurance Claims
Claims Official
Official
ACTIVITY SHEET (6) – Which Jobs? Which Family?

Fabricator
Fabricator Sign-writer
Sign-writer Midwife
Midwife

Clerical
Clerical Officer
Officer Radiographer
Radiographer Insurance
Insurance Broker
Broker

Warehouse
Warehouse Manager
Manager Fitness
Fitness Instructor
Instructor

Kitchen
Kitchen Assistant
Assistant Stockbroker
Stockbroker Physiotherapist
Physiotherapist

Veterinary
Veterinary Nurse
Nurse Volunteer
Volunteer Helper
Helper

Word
Word Processor
Processor Operator
Operator Social
Social Worker
Worker

Telephone
Telephone Operator
Operator Nursery
Nursery School
School Teacher
Teacher

Educational
Educational Psychologist
Psychologist Adult
Adult Education
Education Centre
Centre
Principal
Principal

Motor
Motor Mechanic
Mechanic Kennel
Kennel Assistant
Assistant

Fish
Fish Farmer
Farmer Photographer
Photographer

Food
Food service
service Counter
Counter Assistant
Assistant