Lesjordans said:what age do you do work experience?
Simming said:GNER refused to Do it
MML said I could on the phone, although they replyied too late, and that was to say no.
Virmin took ages for them to say no
couldn't get in touch with Wessex
Arriva sent a no. but replied pretty quickly
First Said No
Ended up doing it in a Model Shop [plug] Kernow Model Rail;way Centre [/plug]
Jamie C. Steel said:Midland Mainline certainly do work experience, some people I know have done it at Derby Station, one of them even got a cab ride on VXC from Derby to Sheffield and back.
Beginning of Year 11 for me.Seth said:Lesjordans said:what age do you do work experience?
Surely you already know this. You did mention the fact that you were about to do work experience at the beginning of the thread after all :? .
Anyhow, the answer to your question is that you do work experience in year 10, ages 14-15.
Beaker said:I think im doing down the good shed evern though i help there anyway.
nutter said:May I suggest looking at heritage railways. I first asked Virgin about station duties but the 'couldn't fit me in' so I asked at the SVR and I worked as a fitters assistant for 3 weeks (I got an extra week they liked me that much) in the MPD. Engineers, fitters etc assistant postions don't tend to be heavy lifting work as they try to show and explain what they are doing rather than using you as a holdhall tea maker. One word to describe the experiance is FANTASTIC!!!!! I even got a cab ride at the end of the placment on 7802 Bradley Manor. That was the highlight for me. Good Luck and just remember to enjoy it, no matter what s***e they give you.