• Question: Did you get work experience when you were younger and if so where?

    Asked by Potter to Michael, John, Chris on 21 Jun 2016.
    • Photo: John Allport

      John Allport answered on 21 Jun 2016:

      My father was an engineer, and I used to travel with him to jobs even before I started primary school. When I was at secondary school, I used to go and help him at work during holidays, as well as working on our cars at home. That gave me a huge advantage when I came to interviews for my first job, as I could explain what I had been doing, and I also had an understanding of how things worked.

    • Photo: Chris Hackett

      Chris Hackett answered on 22 Jun 2016:

      I did work experience, during secondary school, at a local newspaper so nothing to do with engineering. During university though I did some work experience with an engineering company called Dstl.