Gwen Gets To Work

Gwen Gets To Work

Hello! I am 10 year old Gwen Rose. I wanted to do this podcast so all the girls, boys and me could learn about what in different jobs really get up to at work all day. Join me in uncovering what the jobs we think we know about are actually like, and discovering some we had never thought about before. Let's get to work!


September 18, 2023 21 mins

How do you go from Scotland and secretarial college to the outskirts of London, owning and managing an airfield......via a spot of car dealing?! Catherine's story shows that life can take some surprising turns, and that everything you do can be useful experience to bring to future jobs and roles.

Gwen gets to hear the incredible history of women in the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) - a British civilian organisation se...

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What does cardboard have to do with making coffee?? Gwen’s friend Holly has a Dad with a really important job: without people like him there might not be any chocolate in the shops! Imagine!

If you like maths and science and working out how things work, you should definitely listen to this episode with Will.

He gets to buy, make and fix the machines in the factories that make chocolate, coffee and other goodies. You might e...

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June 16, 2023 19 mins

Sara's company helps museums and art collectors to move art and objects - including very big, fragile, or precious things - around from one location to another, in the UK and to other countries all over the world. They ensure things are parcelled up properly, stored safely, installed in their new locations, taken apart and put back together accurately. The even make sure that when they get to customs (passport control for obje...

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April 3, 2023 17 mins

Can you imagine playing your favourite game EVERY DAY? Even better, if you got really good at it, making all your money from it? It's a risky business, but Leo the Poker Player has done just that, playing at professional tournaments and travelling the world to do what he truly loves.

He isn't so keen on all the sitting down his job involves, so when Gwen called him he was out walking his dog in the sunshine. We h...

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March 18, 2023 23 mins

Mother's Day Special! Gwen talks to her Mum about what she really does all day while Gwen is at school.

She learns that there is more to her Mum's job than she realised, and that being a Mum is a proper actual job too.

If you are lucky enough to have each other and be together, why don't you ask your Mum what she does all day when you aren't with her, whether that is a paid job or being a brill...

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April 25, 2022 16 mins

Gwen met the Makeup Artist earlier this year, when she was lucky enough to take part in some filming on location in Kent. It was a chilly day by the coast, and Jessica was on hand with her trusty kit to tone down those rosy cheeks. Gwen, of course, thought this was thrilling and so she asked Jess to come on the podcast to explain what else she gets up to at work - whether on location, on set, or hand at an event. We hope you enjoy ...

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March 21, 2022 12 mins

In this week's episode Gwen chats with her lovely neighbour Adam, a brilliant Electrician. She finds out that being an electrician isn't just about plugs and wires; there are also bacon sandwiches, interesting people and the occasional rat!! Thankfully though, no snakes....yet!


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In this week's episode Gwen and her Step-Dad, who does all the editing and production for Gwen's podcast, talk about building relationships with clients, meeting needs and growing a small business from scratch. Some good tips for budding entrepreneurs!


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February 28, 2022 23 mins

Why is working in Human Resources a bit like running a marathon? You'll have to tune in to this week's episode to find out from Dave, the HR Director. Gwen puts him (and herself!) through the wringer with a personality test and finds out how a job that sounds very grown up is actually pretty fun. 


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February 21, 2022 23 mins

Gwen puts some pretty wild scenarios to Madiha, The 111 Operator, in this week's episode! But she also gets a really clear insight into what it is line to be on the end of the phone for people who need help and advice. We think it is a really lovely episode, and hope you do too.


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February 14, 2022 30 mins


For Gwen's first episode as a 9 year old she interviews super cool Graphic Artist Paul Farrell, whose bold, colourful, geometric style of work you may recognise from seeing his prints or build sets in galleries and arty shops, or from his  books, or perhaps some of the work he has done for clients. She puts his designer knowledge to the test and they have a lovely chat about what it is really like...

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November 8, 2021 9 mins

Special Episode featuring Yaya Diamond, a funk artist and podcaster from Florida, USA who also has her own range of fragrances!

Yaya says “Failure only exists when you quit, but if you keep going you are successful indeed!” and in this episode to Gwen Gets To Work she talks to Gwen about what that means to her, and what it is like juggling two creative jobs in her life as a musician and interviewer. Check out the interview...

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October 11, 2021 22 mins

This summer, Gwen got the chance to talk to a real Zookeeper! She spent the morning on a Junior Keeper Experience at the wonderful Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens in Oxfordshire, and after a hard morning's work a very tired Gwen got to interview Chris Green, Bird Keeper at the park, to find out what he gets up to at work all day. Fly on over to to hear the episode, or catch it wherever you get your podcas...

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September 6, 2021 12 mins

This summer, Gwen visited Tweeny At The Pottery in Plymouth and got the chance to watch her in action, throwing a ramen bowl. They had a lovely chat about what it is like making and teaching all day and Tweeny even gave Gwen a go on the pottery wheel! 

You can also see Gwen in action at The Pottery on YouTube, and get a sense of what it is actually like in a working pottery studio.

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August 9, 2021 22 mins

Gwen has waited along time to talk to a Police person and it was worth the wait - she got to interview three! In this episode she talks to PC Michael Havers and two of the Police Community Support Officers on his team, Lauren Jerrom and Derrin Giles, about what they do all day at work, and most importantly whether pizza is on the menu.

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July 6, 2021 30 mins

Gwen is back with a super fun episode and some great life lessons from Gail, the Artistic Director of Acorn, a performing theatre company. She says Acorn is a family, a tribe, a team of all ages who work together to produce creative, original performances using live music and dynamic physical theatre. Gwen finds out how Gail came to bring her vision to life and what running it day to day is really like.

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June 14, 2021 26 mins

This week's episode is one for everyone who loves doing art and creative projects and of course for anyone who loves flowers!

Gwen is talking to Joanna, a top London florist who creates amazing floral displays or weddings and for people's homes - she EVEN does flowers for Buckingham Palace! You can see loads of pictures and read more about the different types of jobs florists do at Joanna's company's we...

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May 24, 2021 18 mins

We hope you enjoy this episode with Tracy the Biotech Scientist! It's pretty cool stuff. Tracy works for Orbit Discovery. They look for new drugs and so are at the very start of the discovery process. If you are interested check out the video they made about their DNA encoded peptide display technology which you can watch here or at

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May 11, 2021 18 mins

Suzi is not just any librarian.....she is a Subject Librarian. That means she specialises in one topic, working in a university library focussed on art. She and Gwen have a lovely chat about books, libraries and what Suzi gets up to on a normal day in the library.

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April 26, 2021 26 mins

What Officer but not a Gentleman????? It is...Mandy Hickson! Mandy dreamt of being a fast jet pilot when she was just 13. She went on to lead an entirely male dominated Front Line Tornado Squadron, flying a multi-million pound jet in hostile territory for the Air Force.

In this week's episode Gwen has the immense privilege of talking to Mandy one-on-one about her incredible journey to become one of the UK’s f...

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