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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
i have just left my apprenticeship or handed in my notice, i thinking about
working for free for a couple of month i don't want to work for a charity shop or anything i just want to GAIN SOME EXPERIENCE IN A DIFFERENT FIELD most probaly the retail sector supermarkets hige street shops.

I just don't how do you go about offering your services for free
i mean do you send them a letter or phone saying i'll work for you for free?

any help, advise plz

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Send your CV off to relevant companies asking if you could volunteer for them to gain work experience. Or try Connexions :thumb:

    Rach x
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Why would you want to work in a supermarket for free?

    What was your apprenticeship in?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    well it was in business admin i was just so board doing the same
    thing everyday i am glad i stuck it out for a few month they said
    they will give me a reference which i wouldnt have got if i had left in the first
    week.

    as for supermarket jobs i just ment general retail work although i haven't worked
    in one yet so i don't mind
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    do you folks think supermarkets take workers on from agencies+ what are
    the good ones
  • mobleymobley Noob Posts: 43
    Hi

    Try looking at our sister website Do-it

    http://www.do-it.org/

    for loads of volunteering jobs

    cheers
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If you want a job in the retail industry just apply. There is reallly no point working for free as it will be around minimum wage anyway. I think a shop would see little point in "hiring" you for a few months even if it was for free.

    Bopz
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    There are loads of helpful articles about voluntary work in our volunteering section
    You will find this article particularly helpful - it lists lots of different organisations that would be a good starting point.
    Good luck
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