Organisation: University of Glamorgan
Media Production graduate Neil Simons from Swansea has taken part in a number of GO Wales Work Tasters to gain experience in the industry. Since then he has built up media contacts, worked on productions for the Ospreys Rugby television channel and gained experience on an S4C television programme.
Organisation: Menter Iaith Abertawe
GO Wales organised work experience for Welsh Language and Literature undergraduate Christian Kelsey at Welsh language development agency; Menter Iaith in Swansea for two weeks during the summer holidays.
Organisation: Gelicity UK Ltd
"The Work Taster I gained through GO Wales was such an amazing experience, it was so much more than what I was expecting! I carried out the Work Taster at Gelicity UK; I was offered a 2 week Work Taster during the Easter holiday as a marketer, which is something I was really interested in."
GO Wales organised a Work Taster opportunity for Christina Deias at ITV Wales to gain experience in television media. Christina got involved with a number of diverse tasks during the two weeks that she spent at the studios. She explains;
Organisation: Newport City Homes
Natalie Stewart; a student about to begin her final year in BA Hons Fine Art at the University of Wales, Newport has spent the summer undertaking work experience to boost her employability skills giving her an edge over other students. Natalie wanted to utilise the skills developed from her course to gain practical experience within graphic design. Here is Natalie’s story about her Work Taster experience:
Organisation: Shine Creative Arts ltd
Shine creative arts is a local Cardiff business that provides drama, dance and music classes to children of all ages and abilities throughout Cardiff and the surrounding areas. In August 2011 shine creative arts ran its first week long Theatre School.
Organisation: Longview Properties
Emma-Jayne Halford was looking for a very specific type of work experience when she approached GO Wales, as an undergraduate of Ancient History Emma wanted something related to history that would give her the chance to make an informed decision about her future career.
Organisation: Business Sense
Chris Wilding who is currently studying for a Business Economics Degree at Swansea University completed a Work Taster at Business Sense in Swansea last year. During the experience Chris gained an insight into the day to day operations of a small accountancy practice;
Organisation: Ffynone House School
Laura Richards took part in GO Wales Work Taster with Ffynone House School in Swansea.
With two very different ideas about what kind of career path she wanted to follow Laura hoped the work taster would help her make a decision about her future.
Organisation: Golwg Newydd
Three students from Lampeter University have been involved in the production of a series of short films to promote this year’s National Eisteddfodd whilst on a GO Wales Work Taster with Golwg 360.
Organisation: The National Trust
Sarah Drury wanted to gain experience in an environment relating to historic buildings and was particularly interested to learn more about what it’s like to work for the National Trust.