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Old 8th Dec 2014, 23:08
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You might get some PMs if you are more specific:

What field(s) is your child interested in? Where do you live?
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Old 17th Feb 2015, 02:51
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Hi everyone! thank you for all the advice and suggestions.It was really helpful. My careers advisor has finally found work experience for me at Bankstown Airport for 5 days (missing out on one because of an assessment). I don't know what I will be doing but it will be worth it I think.

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Old 17th Feb 2015, 08:30
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I have a couple of mates work for Hawker Pacific so my comments are based on their observations only .. worth a try I would think.

You could approach any of the various MRO or defence related bases and ask for the site maintenance manager. I believe that the KingAir operations (East Sale and Townsville) would be inclined favourably to assist.

Five days is fine . .but several weeks over your school vacation period is much better so you can get to see more of what goes on.
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Old 17th Feb 2015, 16:25
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I have a couple of mates work for Hawker Pacific so my comments are based on their observations only .. worth a try I would think.
I did my work experience with them at Bankstown. Was brought up in my first few job interviews as a positive note too
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Old 23rd Feb 2015, 07:33
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Hi! I am starting my work experience from next week. I will doing work like reception jobs, taxing airport, theory lessons and simulator sessions. I am not sure about the dressing/clothing... I mean they haven't told me what to wear so can anyone tell me what would be the mot appropriate thing to wear? (and I am a girl. I am saying that because some people got confused if I was a girl or a boy)

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Old 23rd Feb 2015, 11:55
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Wear business type clothing. Long pants, button up shirt, good shoes. Take a pair of sneakers and a shirt you don't mind getting dirty as well, just in case you get to play with aeroplanes. Towel, antiperspirant, sunnies, the usual stuff.

But really, the first day the employers will tell you anything else you need. In fact, they should contact you beforehand to let you know what is required.
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Old 23rd Feb 2015, 12:28
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And please Chet, no contributions to social media and no texting. That's all day.

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Old 23rd Feb 2015, 18:23
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Arcs'n'sparcs Thank you so much. I don't know if they will contact me or not because my career's advisor asked me to contact thm beforehand. But thank you very much. If you don't mind me asking, are you a current pilot?

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Old 23rd Feb 2015, 18:26
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Yes Gerry111 I agree with you. I am not a social media freak anyway so all that can wait till I get home. Thanks
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Sorry to hijack the thread but I didn't want to make another one.

I'm almost at the end of my study - Cert 4 Mechanical (sitting in class for gas turbine theory at the moment) and am going to Essendon Airport in April for a look around.

I have basic hand tools, experience on GA aircraft / helicopters and Insurance.

I've called/emailed everywhere but as is typical in Aviation, no reply. Could anyone point me in the right direction (at least so i know who I can talk to when I head over). Otherwise, I'll just have to door knock.

Thanks for your time.

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Old 21st Apr 2015, 10:23
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Work Experience in Sydney

I'm currently in year 10 and I was wondering what work experience is available in aviation. I've heard that it's hard to get in with Qantas but who else should I contact/approach?
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Old 21st Apr 2015, 13:42
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Have a search mate there was a good thread on this not too long ago.
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Old 22nd Apr 2015, 02:40
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Cannot get the link to work but the previous thread is currently on page 8 of this forum.

Correction please: Threads now combined courtesy the Mods.

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Old 22nd Apr 2015, 03:12
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http://www.pprune.org/pacific-genera...xperience.html
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Old 7th Apr 2017, 06:50
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I'm looking at work experience in the aviation field, as a year 10 student in South-East Queensland. Where would be the best place to look for more flight-operations based experience? Would flying be involved?
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Originally Posted by TheApothecary
Sorry to hijack the thread but I didn't want to make another one.

I'm almost at the end of my study - Cert 4 Mechanical (sitting in class for gas turbine theory at the moment) and am going to Essendon Airport in April for a look around.

I have basic hand tools, experience on GA aircraft / helicopters and Insurance.

I've called/emailed everywhere but as is typical in Aviation, no reply. Could anyone point me in the right direction (at least so i know who I can talk to when I head over). Otherwise, I'll just have to door knock.

Thanks for your time.

Mark.
Typical in aviation hey, bit early in your career to be cynical. Whilst you are wandering around Essendon, full of cynicism, talk to the MC of Ausjet. Maybe phone and ask for him or the CE.
Good luck in your search for work.
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