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work experience - suit or smart casual

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eatyourveg Mon 01-Apr-13 18:21:29

ds off to London tomorrow for 2 weeks work experience at The Guardian. He has no idea if its a suit environment or smart casual. None of the correspondence seems to give any clues. I haven't a clue either. Any advice on what he should wear?

senua Mon 01-Apr-13 20:55:10

It's easier to dress-down from too-smart than v.v.
DS wore a suit (which he wears for school) and smart shirt. Dress down by removing jacket; smarten up by putting on the tie that is hiding in jacket pocket.
I'm guessing that the Grauniad office is fairly casual but you never know which external parties you are going to meet/interview and need to impress/not offend. Be prepared!
Good luck to him.

LoganMummy Mon 01-Apr-13 21:00:27

If its for journalism experience then smart casual.

If its design/It based then jeans and smart shirt.

eatyourveg Tue 02-Apr-13 07:45:04

He's a literary boffin so chose the Books dept. He's going to go for smart casual with a tie in his pocket. Thanks both of you

Chesterado Tue 02-Apr-13 08:01:32

I would err towards corporate ie suit to be honest. Have been there m

Chesterado Tue 02-Apr-13 08:03:42

Sorry posted too soon, meant to add have had a couple of mtgs there recently and came away thinking it was pretty smart! Although that was more the front of house/ news side of things.

ajandjjmum Tue 02-Apr-13 08:05:06

Better to be over-dressed than under-dressed.

Hope he has a brilliant experience!

eatyourveg Tue 02-Apr-13 08:58:00

He decided to wear his tie rather than roll it up in his pocket and went off looking quite dapper.

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