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 :? .Lesjordans said:what age do you do work experience?
Well I'll be doing my W.E at skoo in around a year, so I'll also be interested to any more updates- but it sounds like it's very unlikely that i'll even get a station job (which was what i was planning on doing)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]
I'd love a VXC cabride- I would like to eventually get a job on a 220/221- as a TM, but it's probablly v unlikely TBH.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: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 :? .Lesjordans said:what age do you do work experience?
Anyhow, the answer to your question is that you do work experience in year 10, ages 14-15.
Not a good idea, IMO. Try to broaden your experience as much as possible.Beaker said:I think im doing down the good shed evern though i help there anyway.
Well the nearest one around Blackburn would probablly be the East Lancs one at Bury. I'd probablly be able to reach it by train to Man Vic, and then Tram from there to Bury though- but £s & times would obviously be crucial.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.