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Work Experience

#1
Good Evening Gentlemen!

I am afraid that I have resorted to using my alias for this post for fear of jeopardising the reputation (if there is any) of my other ID (Walt accusations, stupid stupid boy, do some work yourself, e.t.c). I am also aware that I am posting this on an ARMY recruitment forum, but I know the posters here, and I trust the service and advice from what must be years of reading (not much posting).

Work experience is on the way for me, (I’m studying A levels at the moment) and i am at a loss as to what to attempt to do. I am going to attempt going for the Police force, but this is unlikely due to crappy health and safety stuff, fire service is the same. I am extremely reluctant to go for the usual monotonous shelf stacking of desk job. Anything with Blue flashing lights would be excellent but as this seems unlikely any other ideas?
If the military do work experience that would unfortunately not be an option. (-parent issues with joining up)

Any help gratefully received as per usual.

ME.
 
#3
We have blue lights in the Army as well, try military police or, if you are a bit more adventurous and want better chat up lines, go for RLC EOD (bomb disposal) or you could even be an ambulance driver.

All have blue lights and you get a free uniform
 
#5
Yes you can get work experience although both the police and EOD are pretty boring to experience as you cannot really get involved. If you are near/in a garrison pop in direct to the local Education Centre for details of where to register or enquire at your local recruiting office.

We get spotty kids each year wandering round the unit for a week looking bored.

Try buying a baton on EBay
 
#8
WouldntYouLikeToKnow said:
Thankyou. any ideas regarding civillian stuff? as there is not alot of 'military stuff' in my area, within 2 hours at least.

Not to pish on your bonfire too much mate but as you've already stated any mil work experience is out due to your parents being tree hugging hippies and you being in a mil free zone, I'm not sure this is the right place to ask. Best you ask either your carer/teacher or older boys from your school what they did.


Do what I did. Work in a garage for a week drinking Special Brew, smerkin tabs and doing do-nuts in the customers cars.
 
#9
When I was doing A-levels I managed to do work experience with the Met in south London, REME at Larkhill, and a lorry manufacturing plant in Germany (I was studying German so that helped).
 
#12
Paramedic - Problem. they never ever take work experience placements, health and safety shmit and 'mental anguish' stuff. also i think they worry that students might 'get in the way' and there would also be some confidentiality and modesty issues with patients.
 
#14
IIRC most people in the year went on a placement at the same time, there were usually a couple of places with different companies/organisations, or we could try and organise something ourselves. You chose your top 3 and were told where you'd go. Guess I was lucky.
 
#16
WouldntYouLikeToKnow said:
Good Evening Gentlemen!

I am afraid that I have resorted to using my alias for this post for fear of jeopardising the reputation (if there is any) of my other ID (Walt accusations, stupid stupid boy, do some work yourself, e.t.c). I am also aware that I am posting this on an ARMY recruitment forum, but I know the posters here, and I trust the service and advice from what must be years of reading (not much posting).

Work experience is on the way for me, (I’m studying A levels at the moment) and i am at a loss as to what to attempt to do. I am going to attempt going for the Police force, but this is unlikely due to crappy health and safety stuff, fire service is the same. I am extremely reluctant to go for the usual monotonous shelf stacking of desk job. Anything with Blue flashing lights would be excellent but as this seems unlikely any other ideas?
If the military do work experience that would unfortunately not be an option. (-parent issues with joining up)

Any help gratefully received as per usual.

ME.
i did work experience with the army in school...i went away for a week to place called barry buddon....good crack like....i hadnt thought about the army before i did that but my careers adviser put me down for that...few years later im joining:)
 

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