When I Grow Up . . . Open For Business

Neil McRobert1 min read#EverydayLifeOutdoors

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What do you want to be when you grow up? A fireman or a farmer, a vet or a zookeeper, mountain rescue or a marine biologist? At Blacks we think the best jobs are the ones that get you outside and away from boring offices. If you love being outside then we think you probably agree.

We want to show our littlest customers that a grown-up job doesn’t need to be rubbish.

If you’re aged between 5 and 12 years-old we want to hear about your dream job. The lucky few will get the chance to try it out for real. We’ll build you a fun day of hands-on experience, working with professionals and getting your hands dirty. Even better, we’ll kit you out and make you the star of your own day-in-the-life video. You’ll walk the walk, talk the talk, and we can guarantee you’ll be the youngest in your field.

Little Boy Map-Reader

Boy feeding the animals

In the meantime, kit your little ones out for adventure with our range of kids outdoor clothing.

Neil used to be a bookworm, an "indoor" type if ever there was one. After finishing a PhD he writes short stories about spooky places and odd people. Living in Switzerland, the Canadian Rockies and the north east region of the USA convinced him that there was something to be said for this whole outdoor thing. Now he runs everywhere he can, competing in races most weekends and endlessly planning the next great adventure to some far flung part of the world. Recent trips include Costa Rica, where he tried and failed to surf; Vietnam, where he almost got stuck in an underground tunnel; and back to Canada, where he came face-to-face with a bear. Watch this space for further updates on Neil's global bumblings and the occasional athletic success.


Suzanne 06-02-19 19:24
Hi, trying to enter the 'day in the life' competition, but the form clears when pressing the apply now button. We've either submitted our entry 20 times or not at all! Thanks
Neil 08-02-19 14:03
Hi Suzanne,
Thanks for letting us know. We haven't had your application through, apologies for that and thanks for trying. We think it may be because you went over the character count - as this has been a problem for several applicants.

If you would like to try again and to keep the "about me" info below 100 words this should come straight through to us. If the problem persists please let us know and we will try to find an alternative solution.

Best wishes


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