YCF10 Fairthorne Manor

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 Work Experience

The nursery welcomes secondary school, college and university students  interested in gaining experience working with under 5’s.  The 128 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 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 us on 01489 772 222.

Fairthorne Manor – Outdoor Activity Work Experience

Students studying a relevant outdoor activity qualification at college or university can apply to gain work experience with our Outdoor Learning Team. If you are interested in joining our outdoor activities team please contact us on 01489 785 228.

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

Fairthorne Manor – Catering Team

If you are interested in a career in catering, why not apply for a taster week?  We support  four apprenticeships a year and it’s a great opportunity to see if this profession is suitable for you.  For further information, contact our Catering Manager, Caroline Head, on 01489 785228 ext 218 or caroline.head@ymca-fg.org.

Fairthorne Manor – Volunteer Activity Instructor

We have volunteer placements available at Fairthorne Manor, with our Outdoor Instructors. For more information, please view our volunteer page.