My Eldest is 16 and taking his GCSEs at the end of this school year with a view to 6th form, University, and a career in Marine Biology, Marine Ecology or Oceanography.
After his exams this summer he wants/needs to do some work experience, which the school starts arranging now.
Despite the connections they have in local business circles, and the crippling amount of cash we bung them every term, they are at a complete loss to help him with experience that will be relevant to his chosen path, have admitted defeat and asked if we can help.
Does anyone have any suggestions or know any companies or organisations local to Portsmouth that we could start working on?
Or indeed is anyone on here involved in anything relevant and would be able to accommodate him for a week in July or even longer during the summer?
Obviously I’m going to say he’s a sensible mature lad(not at all like me then
), that likes being outdoors, knows how to look after himself, enjoys his cadet force activities, is learning to dive etc.
So far we’re looking at The blue reef aquarium on Southsea seafront, Marwell zoo etc, but we know somewhere like that is just going to stick him on a till in the shop or have him shovelling you know what.
He really wants the experience to be relevant, fulfilling, and help him narrow down what he wants to do a bit more, so we’d appreciate any help or suggestions.