Alice Sewell, Kingsmead Technology College, 1st-5th July 2013

During the week I, along with two other work experience girls, shadowed volunteers working here at CBMWC, helping them in tasks such as; litter picking along the beaches near the centre, assisting with the land watch surveys and tagging along on the boats trips! Every day has been fun and informative. On my first day, a boat survey was going on and we were allowed to come along. Immediately, just as the skipper was giving his speech about how there is no guarantee we shall see anything, two bottlenose dolphins popped out of the water not 20m away!
Throughout the week sightings of bottlenose dolphins and grey seals were constant. This gave me the opportunity to ask many questions about these animals which were happily answered. Talking to the volunteers and the people that work in the centre has really opened my eyes to opportunities that are out there. It really helped that everyone was so welcoming, making the week enjoyable and interesting. It has been a great experience and I have learnt many things and gained experience that is vital in achieving my dream job in marine study. I truly enjoyed my week work experience at CBMWC and if the opportunity arises I shall definitely return. The abundance of marine life in New Quay and the friendly attitude of the people working here made this week one I shall never forget.