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Event Series Event Series: Barnsley Work Experience

Exciting Work Experience for 14-16 year olds in Barnsley

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A young man and young woman using hand tools as part of work experience in a garden

Looking for hands on work experience in Barnsley?

We're offering exciting work experience opportunities for 14-16 year olds in Barnsley. No previous experience needed!

Sign up to get experience working at an exciting artist run project at the Carers' Garden behind the Metrodome. You’ll learn how to design and build a project based on the what the community wants.

The project will run from the 12th January to the 5th April 2024. You don’t need you to commit to the entire duration of the project, you can offer as much or as little time as you are able to.

Sign up here.

The project

Over 12 weeks, you'll work with skilled trades people, an artist and community members to design and build a wooden structure that will be used by hundreds of people living in Barnsley for years to come. With a team of young people, you'll decide what you would like to build and the details of the design. Previous groups have built a shed, pizza oven and outdoor kitchen on allotments.

So far the Barnsley Carers' Garden community have expressed an interest in a mini-adventure playground or forest school. We're excited to hear your ideas and support you to design and build an exciting project for Barnsley community!

Getting you ready for work

During your work experience with Brightbox, you'll gain employability skills to help you get ready for college and your next job. Skills you'll be able to add to your CV include:

  • Time management
  • Co-creation
  • Teamworking
  • Digital skills including Microsoft suite, email and project management tools
  • Graphic design
  • Problem-solving and design thinking
  • Initiative and motivation
  • Collaboration
  • Working across teams and negotiation
  • Risk management and risk assessments

We'll also support you with setting goals for your future, finding jobs or further learning that align with your goals and updating your CV and cover letter to include skills gained during your work experience.

We'll cover the cost of your travel and one meal each day you work.

Read what other Barnsley work experience students gained from working with us:

Each year, we work with students from across Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley. Students from Barnsley College share there experience and how it's helped them in this short blog: https://brightbox.org.uk/makers-in-residence/ 

We hope to add your interview to next year's blog!

Sign up here.


March 22
10:00 am - 3:00 pm




The Carers' Garden behind the Metrodome
Carers' Garden, Metrodome, Queens Road
Barnsley, S71 1AN United Kingdom
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