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Help - Can't see how DD can do work experience in her 'chosen' field

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wangle99 Thu 18-Aug-11 20:15:00

DD wants to be a musician in the RAF.

Has to arrange work experience.

Help! I have no idea what we can do - she already plays with the county orchestra so has orchestra experience so that isn't something 'new' she could try.

Any ideas very welcome.

Mandyville Thu 18-Aug-11 20:16:50

Even if she's a musician she'll have to know how a base works, right?

wangle99 Thu 18-Aug-11 20:26:46

omg I had no idea! Thank you!

Mandyville Thu 18-Aug-11 20:51:10

Google, and a bored Mandyville, at your service! grin

elphabadefiesgravity Thu 18-Aug-11 20:56:28

I think that very few kids actually get to do work experience in the fireld they want to go into.

Eg my Dad is a plumber & heating engineer. he can't take work experience kids any more as they are not allowed onto building sites under 18.

I've had lots of kids ask to do work experience at my theatre classes but becasue in term time I work mostly frhome and a lot at night and the classes themselves are at wekeends it is impossible. The school dictates which week it has to be done. If they wee more flexible I could take someone on during our Summer Holiday club or duringpresentation week when I am available.

maree1 Thu 18-Aug-11 21:55:25

Talk to the RAF. They have people raring to advise on all aspects of working with the Forces.

overthemill Thu 18-Aug-11 21:57:58

teehee! reminds me that a friend's son was asked to leave his work experience with the army as he wouldn't do what he was told. didn't see why he had to!!

SDeuchars Thu 18-Aug-11 23:38:26

My son did a week at Kneller Hall last year. It is army, but gives a taste of what she'd be in for (and the RAF may do something similar).

unitarian Fri 19-Aug-11 00:05:59

DD's school brass band spent a day with the Marine band a few years back and discovered that it is not easy to march and play at the same time while keeping the little music stand from swivelling upside down and dropping all the tiny music on the parade ground!
I think the Sgt. Major must have cried afterwards.

The Marine bandsmen, I gather, act as medical orderlies on a tour of duty. If the same is so of the RAF bandsmen then maybe she should consider doing a First Aid course with St. John's or the Red Cross.

unitarian Fri 19-Aug-11 00:10:24

I apologise for writing 'bandsmen', not only once but twice. Stupid of me.

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