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Postby Hazzer111 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:39 pm

Hi, i don't suppose anyone knows of anywhere (aviation related) where i can do work experience (I live in Grimsby but i could make arrangements anywhere around lincs) .
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Re: Work experience?

Postby Gaz » Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:58 pm

If you're looking for voluntary work, GJD at Bruntingthorpe would be a good place to start. Probably a bit far to travel though
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Re: Work experience?

Postby Hazzer111 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:42 pm

Gaz wrote:If you're looking for voluntary work, GJD at Bruntingthorpe would be a good place to start. Probably a bit far to travel though


Thanks :D, but brunty is too far :(
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Re: Work experience?

Postby Jigsaw » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:07 pm

Is York too far? I don't know if it would be possible but could you volunteer at YAM?
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Re: Work experience?

Postby Dan4th » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:44 pm

Hazzer:::::::::::

What airports, large or small, are closest to you?

You could certainly contact the managers of those
places and explain what you're after....

I'm sure that there must be opportunities for
volunteers of all kinds at many airfields if you
just call up and see what's going on :D

Heck, someone might even be willing to PAY
you a little something in exchange for sweeping
up a few times a week!

It NEVER hurts to ASK!!!!!

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Re: Work experience?

Postby Hazzer111 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:56 pm

Jigsaw wrote:Is York too far? I don't know if it would be possible but could you volunteer at YAM?


Hmm sort of is to far but thanks :)

Dan4th wrote:Hazzer:::::::::::

What airports, large or small, are closest to you?

You could certainly contact the managers of those
places and explain what you're after....

I'm sure that there must be opportunities for
volunteers of all kinds at many airfields if you
just call up and see what's going on :D

Heck, someone might even be willing to PAY
you a little something in exchange for sweeping
up a few times a week!

It NEVER hurts to ASK!!!!!

Danf.


Hmm thanks, i probably will do as after what harm can it do!!!!


I don't suppose any of you know if they do work experience at east kirkby?
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Re: Work experience?

Postby Dan4th » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:58 pm

P.S.

It also never hurts to go by
In Person!

And even just sweeping up
can lead to other stuff ;)

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Re: Work experience?

Postby Hazzer111 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:59 pm

Dan4th wrote:P.S.

It also never hurts to go by
In Person!

Best Of Luck!

Danf.


Already thought of that, only problem is a short deadline and for some reason only 20 work experience places! :(
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Re: Work experience?

Postby Sploosher » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:06 pm

How about Humberside airport.................... ;)

its not that far :D
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Re: Work experience?

Postby Hazzer111 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:11 pm

Sploosher wrote:How about Humberside airport.................... ;)

its not that far :D


It's already crossed my mind :D..... I will try and contact them soon!
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Re: Work experience?

Postby Old Rigger » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:48 am

Hazzer111, PM me with all your details and what type of work i.e. mechanical or electrical/avionic and I will see what might be available at RAF Waddington on Monday.
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Re: Work experience?

Postby Jigsaw » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:57 am

:ymapplause: Got to applaud willingness to assist others :ymapplause:
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Re: Work experience?

Postby Aceyone » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:07 pm

Jigsaw wrote::ymapplause: Got to applaud willingness to assist others :ymapplause:


Absolutely :ymapplause:
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Re: Work experience?

Postby Ducati Boy » Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:18 am

What about Robin Hood?? We have a Vulcan in maintenance over the winter and a policy to offer work experience. There may be a chance, will give you a contact if you like. :)
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Re: Work experience?

Postby Lucas1860 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:31 pm

Have you tried Doncaster Aeroventure?

http://www.aeroventure.org.uk/

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Re: Work experience?

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:29 pm

BBMF do work experience placements, BUT I believe they take them from air cadets.
Can't hurt to enquire though.
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Re: Work experience?

Postby Hazzer111 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:35 pm

Hihonyr8811 wrote:BBMF do work experience placements, BUT I believe they take them from air cadets.
Can't hurt to enquire though.


I car't find any contact details for the bbmf :(
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Re: Work experience?

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Re: Work experience?

Postby Hazzer111 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:07 pm

Hihonyr8811 wrote:http://www.raf.mod.uk/bbmf/contacts.cfm

Try e-mailing CON-BBMFPRO@mod.uk


Thanks!
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Re: Work experience?

Postby Old Rigger » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:47 pm

Hazzer111, just in case you read this before your e-mails, I have provided the contact details for requesting a work experience slot here where I work and I have added the contact details, from this morning phoning around, for Eastern Airways Maintenance department who also do work experience at Humberside airport. Any further gen just e-mail as before and good luck with whatever you choose and getting a slot.
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Re: Work experience?

Postby Hazzer111 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:35 pm

Old Rigger wrote:Hazzer111, just in case you read this before your e-mails, I have provided the contact details for requesting a work experience slot here where I work and I have added the contact details, from this morning phoning around, for Eastern Airways Maintenance department who also do work experience at Humberside airport. Any further gen just e-mail as before and good luck with whatever you choose and getting a slot.


THANKYOU!!! :D :D
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Re: Work experience?

Postby Dan4th » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:16 pm

H-111::::::::::::

How are things coming along?

Anything to report???????

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Re: Work experience?

Postby Hazzer111 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:36 pm

Dan4th wrote:H-111::::::::::::

How are things coming along?

Anything to report???????

Danf.


I have sent a letter to raf waddington requesting work experience.
The bbmf have forwarded my email to someone who manages work experience.
I got a reply from east Kirkby, they don't do work experience any more.
I am waiting for reply's from eastern airways, bbmf and vtts.
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Re: Work experience?

Postby MOD » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:37 pm

Three cheers for Old Rigger. :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause:

Faith in human nature restored - well partly anyway. ;)


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Re: Work experience?

Postby Dan4th » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:38 pm

It's okay to bite your nails a
little bit, Hazzer ;)

Many of us have our fingers
crossed on your behalf!

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