Work Experience

We appreciate that relevant work experience is a vital part of preparing young people for the world of work beyond education, so we offer opportunities in the following departments:

Fairthorne Manor Nursery

The nursery welcomes secondary school, college and university students  interested in gaining experience working with under 5’s.  The 89 place nursery offers a unique childcare experience, focusing on learning through outdoor play.

If you are interested in joining our nursery team you will need to complete an application form and may be asked to attend a short interview.

Please return your completed form to Heather Martin, Deputy Childcare Manager, Fairthorne Manor Nursery, Curdridge, Southampton, SO30 2GH.  If you would like to discuss any aspect of your nursery work experience placement please contact Heather Martin on 01489 772 222.

Outdoor activities

Students studying a relevant outdoor activity qualification at college or university can apply to gain work experience with our Programme Team. If you are interested in joining our outdoor activities team please contact info@ymca-fg.org or 01489 785 228.

Please note, we are unable to offer secondary school students work experience with our outdoor activities team.


We offer apprenticeships in a number of services, please see our Current Recruitment page for further information.

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