work experience opportunities for young people
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A sixth form student from Kingswood school in Bath spent around a month assisting Jeremy make a craft doucumentary called ‘Alan Peters - the makers’ maker’ and she learned some valuable scripting and editing skills. She gained a job on leaving school as a researcher for BBC Television.
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Joe Tozer spent many days spread over a period of 4 years in the vehicle garage of Jeremy Broun helping restore a unique hand made car. At 19 Joe had chosen not to go to university but was already a mandoline player in a prominent bluegrass band and his time with Jeremy gave him new skills to help him secure a job as an organ restorer, balancing out his musical commitments.
Elsi Maine, a furniture student from Finland spent two months in Jeremy’s workshop under a tightly organized and diverse programme which also included visits and a short spell in another leading British furniture makers workshop. Elsi helped with workshop chores, received one- to-one teaching and worked on her own projects.  Elsi says: Compared to what I learned at college, it was eye-opening to learn skills and vision that have came from years of experience.
Sua Cho from South Korea was studying mechanical engineering at Bath University. She helped Jeremy for a few hours a week inbetween studies in his vehicle workshop to renew her interest in using her hands, giving balancing to her computer-based studies. She also learned some woodwork skills:
                                                                          Joe says: Shortly after leaving college, I was fortunate enough to spend two years working with Jeremy Broun. During this time I gained a vast amount of hands on experience in woodworking, mechanics, electronics and problem solving.  During my time with Jeremy I was not only able to practice this unique set of skills on the workbench, but I also had the chance to help out with real life projects, such as a kit-car, a bird hide and some of Jeremy’s hand made guitars!  Jeremy is an engaging and informative teacher with a wealth of experience. I use the skills I have learned with Jeremy every day in my current job as a pipe organ builder.
From time to time and depending on what projects Jeremy Broun is working on, he offers informal work experience that can help a young person choose a career path. The work areas are: Designing and making furniture Video production Vehicle restoration
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