WORK EXPERIENCE: Our man becomes Italian chef

South Wales Argus: Argus reporter John Phillips tries his hand as a chef at the Gemelli Italian Restaurant in Newport.  Pictured outside the restaurant on left is co owner Pasquale Cinotti with John.   (5366321)

6:30pm Friday 18th April 2014

JOHN PHILLIPS put his masterchef skills to the test when he became a cook at Newport's Gemelli restaurant

WORK EXPERIENCE: Our reporter gets bushcrafty

South Wales Argus: Laura creates a spark with a steel and flint (4893157)

6:07pm Friday 11th April 2014

Reporter LAURA LEA swapped her notepad for sticks and stones as she joined activity instructors at the Govilon Activity Centre.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Fashion designer for the day

6:11pm Friday 4th April 2014

It was time to get creative when KEILIGH BAKER paid a visit to the University of South Wales to find out all about being a fashion designer.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Our reporter helps out at Pontypool tots' group

South Wales Argus: Hayley Mills work experience at Messy Moos in Penygarn, Pontypool. Hayley introducing herself to the kids at Messy Moos. (4506344)

10:16am Friday 28th March 2014

CHILDREN’S crafting group Messy Moos is the brainchild of two mothers. Reporter Hayley Mills decided to get elbow deep in paint to help children paint rainbows for the day.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Argus man re-enacts Roman life at Caerleon museum

South Wales Argus: Work Experience - Reporter John Phillips at the National Roman Legion Museum in Caerleon. John in a suit of Roman armour. (4447251)

6:10pm Friday 21st March 2014

AS A journalist I have come across situations that show that the pen can in certain circumstances be said to be mightier than the sword.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Going, going, gone - our reporter becomes an auctioneer

South Wales Argus: Laura Lea learns the trade with Paul Fosh Auctions

4:17pm Monday 17th March 2014

Reporter LAURA LEA met auctioneer Paul Fosh to find out the fastest and most exciting way to buy and sell property in Gwent.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Reporter Laura Lea tunes in to the city's beat at Newport City Radio

South Wales Argus:

9:02am Sunday 2nd March 2014

Reporter LAURA LEA called into the headquarters of Newport City Radio to tune in with the passionate team behind the station for Work Experience.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Our reporter tries her hand as a magician

6:08pm Friday 21st February 2014

Stepping into a world of magic, reporter SOPHIE BROWNSON is taught by magician Jason Tatton aka Jase The Ace Magician on how to dazzle an audience with a range of tricks.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Learning the florist's arts

South Wales Argus: Argus reporter Laura Lea tries work experience as a florist.  Pictured left is florist Ann Barton explaining to Laura to spray a leaf shine before starting the bouquet. (3692586)

6:20pm Friday 14th February 2014

Reporter LAURA LEA spent an afternoon with Pill florist Ann Barton making a bouquet worthy of St Valentine himself and discovering the role this shop really plays in the community.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Our reporter tries rabbit breeding

6:05pm Friday 7th February 2014

SOPHIE BROWNSON tried out working with award-winning rabbit breeder Kerry Gwillym.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Friendly face eases the pain of gym session

South Wales Argus: THAT’S MY BOY: Rob, right, with Nathan after the gym session Pictures: JON BEVAN

6:10pm Friday 31st January 2014

Weight-training offers significant health benefits, but not everyone knows their biceps from their triceps. Reporter ROB OWEN found out about being a personal trainer before putting his skills to the test on colleague and volunteer Nathan Briant at the Wales National Velodrome gym

WORK EXPERIENCE: Time flies when you work as a watch repairer

South Wales Argus: Argus reporter Sophie Brownson tries her hand at the watch repairs and sales shop on Stow Hill in Newport.  Pictured is Sophie using an Eye Glass used for magnification.   (3473110)

6:30pm Friday 24th January 2014

TIME flies when you’re having fun as our reporter SOPHIE BROWNSON discovered when she tried out being a watch and clock repairer for a day at Newport specialist Leonard W Cole

WORK EXPERIENCE: Our man pitches in at Brynmawr's Market Hall Cinema

South Wales Argus: WORK EXPERIENCE: Caio Iwan pitches in at Brynmawr's Market Hall Cinema

6:20pm Friday 10th January 2014

IT WAS a cinematic experience like no other.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Our reporter Sophie is a dog groomer for the day

South Wales Argus: Argus Reporter Sophie Brownson does work experience at the Penylan Country Lodge, dog grooming parlour.  Pictured is Sophie meeting Alfie a King Charles Spaniel. (3052428)

7:44pm Friday 3rd January 2014

FROM cutting to shampooing SOPHIE BROWNSON ensures that dogs have the full works when she tries out being a dog groomer at Penylan Country Lodge in Caldicot for the day.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Nathan Briant helps out Newport recycling

South Wales Argus: Nathan recycling in Bettws (2702716)

6:10pm Friday 13th December 2013

I HAD seen Wastesavers workers around Newport, mostly early in the morning on my way to Argus Towers, and was keen to see whether what they did was difficult, or simply them merrily lobbing plastic boxes into a truck with little effort.

WORK EXPERIENCE: He’s behind you! Reporter turns Newport panto star

South Wales Argus: Argus Reporter Paul Carey spends a days work experience at the Riverside Theatre, with the Cast and Crew of the Panto Beauty and the Beast. Paul ready to play his part in rehearsals. (2716999)

6:06pm Friday 6th December 2013

EVER wondered what it would be like to work on a pantomime? PAUL CAREY finds out...and, Paul, they're behind you!

WORK EXPERIENCE: Carving a living out of stone

South Wales Argus: TRYING HER HAND: Emma Mackintosh starts stone carving

6:10pm Friday 29th November 2013

CARVING stone is described as a "slow" art form in this hectic modern age. EMMA MACKINTOSH went to try her hand at this ancient past-time.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Sophie Brownson becomes a barista for the day

South Wales Argus: Sophie makes a coffee watched by barista Giovanni Casaluce (2522595)

6:10pm Friday 22nd November 2013

There is a definite skill involved in making the perfect coffee as SOPHIE BROWNSON discovers when she tries out being a barista for a day.

WORK EXPERIENCE: It's lights, camera, action for Emma Mackintosh on a film set

South Wales Argus: WORK EXPERIENCE: It's lights, camera, action for Emma Mackintosh on a film set

6:02pm Friday 15th November 2013

WORKING on a film set is not all glitz and glamour - there's sweat, long hours, and camaraderie too, as EMMA MACKINTOSH found out.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Melissa Jones tries out as a pet photographer

South Wales Argus: Work experience feature with award winning pet photographer Tracey Clements at Wye Valley Studios in Caldicot, Argus Reporter Melissa Jones gets to know her subject, Gertie, a Bassett Hound puppy (2227847)

6:02pm Friday 8th November 2013

THE old adage is that you should never work with children or animals. But MELISSA JONES proved it wrong when she joined an award-winning pet photographer to learn the ropes.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Reporter Hayley Mills tries her hand at cider making on Blaengawney Farm near Hafodyrynys

South Wales Argus: Andy and Hayley grade the apples before they are pulped (1702145)

6:02pm Friday 1st November 2013

MANY have sampled their produce over the summer months, so reporter HAYLEY MILLS headed to Blaengawney Farm near Hafodyrynys to find out just how its cider is made.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Our reporter is guided by man's best friend

South Wales Argus: Guide Dog Mobility Instructor Lisa Macdonald hands control of "Lucas" to a blindfolded Ruth  (1617888)

6:02pm Friday 25th October 2013

You might not be able to teach an old dog new tricks but when it comes to guide dogs its a completely different tale as RUTH MANSFIELD finds out.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Shopping until you drop as a personal shopper

South Wales Argus: Work Experience - Personal Shopper at Debenhams Cardiff. Sophie is shown the ropes by Debenhams Personal Shopper Elia Diniz-Thomas. (1461584)

6:20pm Friday 18th October 2013

Shopping as a profession is a dream come true, as SOPHIE BROWNSON discovers when she is a personal shopper for the day at department store DEBENHAMS.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Sophie Brownson tries her hand as a beauty consultant

South Wales Argus: Sophie tests the cosemetics on the hand of Laura Sterling (1303047)

6:02pm Friday 11th October 2013

ARMED with a variety of brushes and a ton of knowledge - being a beauty consultant is harder than it looks, as SOPHIE BROWNSON discovered when she entered a world of beauty at Newport department store Wildings.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Heroes of hard shoulder save many a day

South Wales Argus: Argus reporter, Jennifer Mills Work Experience out with an AA patrol in Newport. Jennifer working out on patrol. (1159513)

6:02pm Friday 4th October 2013

AS STEVE Smith and I sit in Tesco car park in Newport at 7.30am, waiting for our coffee to cool down enough to drink, the call comes in.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Rewards are so sweet on lollipop patrol

South Wales Argus: Argus Reporter Sophie Brownson on work experience as a lollipop lady outside Cwm Primary School

6:40pm Friday 27th September 2013

IT’S NOT every day you get to wield a giant lollipop, but that’s exactly what I did when I became a lollipop lady for the day at Cwm Primary School.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Our reporter takes to the fish counter

South Wales Argus: FISHMONGER FOR A DAY: Argus reporter Melissa Jones

12:28pm Friday 6th September 2013

ALWAYS game for a challenge, reporter MELISSA JONES spent an afternoon trying out a very different job with Monmouthshire’s happiest fishmonger Sarah O’Connor

WORK EXPERIENCE: Our reporter lives the Flashdance fantasy and goes welding

South Wales Argus: KITTED OUT: Reporter Ruth Mansfield is spoilt for choice as she looks at the array of equipment at the City of Newport campus in Nash, where she is set to try her hand at welding

2:40pm Friday 31st May 2013

Inspired by Flashdance, RUTH MANSFIELD went to Coleg Gwent’s newly refurbished welding centre in Newport to try her hand at welding.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Our reporter takes to Newport's Transporter Bridge

South Wales Argus: HIGH LIFE: Reporter Danielle Sheridan tries her hand at working on Newport’s Transporter Bridge

1:40pm Friday 24th May 2013

EVER fancied working on Newport’s most iconic landmark? We sent DANIELLE SHERIDAN to try her hand on the city’s famous Transporter Bridge.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Vintage clothing is a cut above jumble sale items

9:40am Saturday 13th April 2013

VINTAGE fan and Argus reporter KEILIGH BAKER entered preloved heaven when she volunteered for the day at Abergavenny's first social enterprise, Vintage Vision.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Our man fences with the Gwent Sword Club

South Wales Argus: RIGHT, I’M READY: Reporter Will Bain salutes as he prepares to try his hand at being a fencing coach with the Gwent Sword Club

2:40pm Friday 25th January 2013

REPORTER WILL BAIN swashes his buckle and tries his hand at being a fencing coach, with the Gwent Sword Club.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Argus man tries life as Newport County mascot

South Wales Argus: DOGGED DETERMINATION: Reporter Will Bain tries his hand at being Spytty the Dog, Newport County AFC’s mascot

11:30am Friday 16th November 2012

It’s a dog’s life for reporter WILL BAIN as he tries his hand at being Newport County’s trusty mascot, Spytty.

Beekeeping - let's see what the buzz is all about

South Wales Argus: Andy learns how to build a hive

11:00am Friday 2nd November 2012

AN everyday tale of pouring rain, grumpy bees, a blowtorch and a close and painful encounter with a hammer.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Our man tries ice sculpting

South Wales Argus: ICE MAN: Reporter Charles Booth tries his hand at ice sculpting, shaving ice to make a reindeer

4:20pm Friday 26th October 2012

AN ice sculpture is a great talking point at events, but who makes them and how? Charles Booth finds out what it takes to sculpt ice into a piece of art while working in a freezer in minus ten degrees.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Getting the low down on life at the Big Pit

South Wales Argus: TOURIST HUB: David Deans surveys the scene at Big Pit which is visited by tens of thousands of trippers every year

2:41pm Friday 19th October 2012

GETTING the low down on life at the Big Pit Big Pit is a big draw to the Gwent valleys attracting tens of thousands of visitors a year.

WORK EXPERIENCE: It’s a Tour de Farce for our wannabe Wiggins

South Wales Argus: NEED FOR SPEED: Will gets to grips with the velodrome and looks the part as track cyclist

1:13pm Friday 12th October 2012

YOU may think you have what it takes to be a professional cyclist like Bradley Wiggins, Laura Trott and Geraint Thomas. But WILL BAIN found out that behind a few minutes of glory are countless hours of hard work.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Our man joins the Severn Area Rescue Association lifeboat

South Wales Argus: ALL ABOARD: David, right, with crew members, from left, Mark Carwardine, coxswain, Kevin Caster, Ian Blaney and Richard Dainty

4:30pm Friday 7th September 2012

MANNED by volunteers, the Severn Area Rescue Association helps the emergency services rescue people across the Severn Estuary.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Pots of fun to be had at the wheel

South Wales Argus: WORK EXPERIENCE: Pots of fun to be had at the wheel

8:50am Friday 31st August 2012

WE sent reporter EMMA MACKINTOSH to Chepstow for pots of fun learning how to make ceramics.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Our reporter finds a blooming marvellous job

South Wales Argus: Emma Mackintosh gets to grips with the mower

4:15pm Monday 27th August 2012

THEY are the workers who keep Newport looking blooming marvellous - and everything was coming up roses when we sent EMMA MACKINTOSH out with the city council gardens team.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Broom’s much easier than a styling brush

South Wales Argus: CAN SHE CUT IT? Reporter Hayley Mills tries her hand at hairdressing at Salon 68 in Pontypool

4:10pm Friday 17th August 2012

THEY are the keeper of women’s secrets and the people who make them feel glamorous, so we sent HAYLEY MILLS to try her hand as an apprentice hairdresser. THE thought of my impending work experience at Salon 68 in Pontypool filled me with dread.

WORK EXPERIENCE: From here to maternity down on the alpaca farm

South Wales Argus: DINNER’S READY: Reporter Ben Frampton feeds the alpacas on the farm

4:11pm Friday 10th August 2012

City boy BEN FRAMPTON put down the pen and notepad to spend a morning out in the countryside with alpaca breeders Peter and Glenda Stoneman.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Making fudge really is stirring work

South Wales Argus: AT YOUR SERVICE: Reporter Ruth Mansfield serves Eden-Rae Thomas with some sweets at the Fudge Fairy’s sweet shop, Undy, under the guidance of owner Helen Beveridge

2:41pm Friday 27th July 2012

Is running a sweet shop as good as it sounds? RUTH MANSFIELD paid a visit to Undy to find out.

WORK EXPERIENCE: A day at Chepstow Racecourse

South Wales Argus: AND SHE’S OFF: Reporter Melissa Jones gets the form on working at Chepstow Racecourse

12:50pm Friday 20th July 2012

In the latest of our work experience features, the going got tough for Argus horse-racing columnist MELISSA JONES when she visited Chepstow Racecourse.

WORK EXPERIENCE: Day at Newport brewery is thirsty work

South Wales Argus: ROLL OUT THE BARREL: Reporter Charles Booth tries his hand working at Tiny Rebel Brewery in Newport

1:30pm Friday 13th July 2012

Is working in a brewery your dream job? We made CHARLES BOOTH’s day and sent him to help out at the Tiny Rebel Brewery, Newport.






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