Gwen Gets To Work

Gwen Gets To Work

Hello! I am 9 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!

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April 25, 2022 16 min

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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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 min

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 min

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 min

WELCOME TO SEASON 2!

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 working al...

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November 8, 2021 9 min

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 from Yaya...

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October 11, 2021 22 min

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 GwenGetsToWork.com to hear the episode, or catch it wherever you get your podcast...

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September 6, 2021 12 min

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 min

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 min

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 min

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 website: hayford...

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May 24, 2021 18 min

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 orbitdiscovery.com.

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May 11, 2021 18 min

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 min

What is....an 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 first female...

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April 19, 2021 19 min

We can all do our little bit to make the world a better place. In this week's episode, Elaine the Charity Founder tells Gwen all about how some volunteering led her to eventually start a charity, working for the rights & protection of young refugees. It is a very inspiring story - we hope you enjoy it!

Refugee charity UK: Hummingbird Project Brighton
Hummingbird Fable - Freedom Law

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April 12, 2021 16 min

Would you like to spend your days and nights sailing the ocean waves? Helen The Sailor has done just that, not just sailing a big boat but teaching kids how to do it too - what a breeze! Gwen gets to work finding out how fast the boat goes, powered just by the wind in its sails, and learns that Helen's favourite sea side town is St Malo - a super cool walled city on the north coast of France.

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March 29, 2021 16 min

Any kids out there love horses? Learn from Carly, The Horse Groom, what it's like to work with them every day and what you can do now to get some experience. Listen to Carly's own podcast, It's A Groom's Life, in which she talks with other grooms about their job and covers many useful aspects of horse grooming life for anyone considering an equestrian career.

Gwen is fundraising for some better equipment so that she...

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March 15, 2021 20 min

Who knew, being an Architect could be like going on a treasure hunt?! What an amazing job to hear about in this chat between Gwen and Simon. It sounds like there is a lot of fun to be had at work all day, if you like making things, exploring things, drawing and doing maths.

Have a look at some of the buildings Simon has designed on his website: SimonMackArchitecture.com

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March 8, 2021 16 min

It is International Women's Day and we are celebrating the achievements of a very special woman in today's Episode. Gwen asked all the important questions when she got the amazing opportunity to talk one-on-one with the incredibly lovely Polly Swann: World Champion, European Champion AND Olympic Medallist Rower!

Is it hard to get in and out of those little boats? Do you get very wet? And how did last week's Olympic Trial...

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