Our Placement Student Tom…

Tom O’Doherty aged 15 from Charters School in Sunningdale has spent the last week with the team here at Solent Rib Charter on placement.

Tom has had a varied week of days in the warehouse working on boat maintenance and ensuring they are in 1st class condition, assisting on treasure hunts on the Solent and Thames (even driving the boats at times!) as well as event preparation in the office. He also now knows how to tie a bowline!

Tom has hugely impressed the team here with his confidence, initiative, and above all else the amount of effort he has put in to each and every task set to him. We will gladly have him back during future summers for a little part time work!

So what did Tom think?….

‘Working at Solent Rib Charter has been an experience that words cannot describe. I have had a brilliant week and I couldnt of asked for anymore. I thoroughly enjoyed myself this week and have learnt so much. It was a real hand on work experience which was a great contrast to a class room. I was treated like and adult this week which I feel has given me a step up on becoming an adult. It exposed me to what a workplace will really be like as well and this gave me a different mentality to have a real positive head on which Im not always like in class. Everyone that I met and worked with were all brilliant teachers, each of them helped me push myself and learn about the business. I gained a lot of skills which will help me in the future reach my goal of becoming a P.E. Teacher or a Instructor of some sort. All in all the week has been 10/10!’