Work Experience
Season 2, Episode 8
Air date 9th April 2009
Written by Damon Beesley and Iain Morris
Directed by Ben Palmer
Episode guide
The Field Trip
Will's Birthday

Work Experience is the second episode of the second series of The Inbetweeners. It first aired on April 9th, 2009 on E4.


It's Valentine's Day and after comparing cards, Will catches up with Charlotte, who he sent a card and a bouquet of flowers to, and she invites him along to an underage disco in which she will be bartending. Before that though, the boys have to endure work experience. Jay has set himself and Simon up at his dad's plant hire, but that turns out to be nowhere near as fun as Jay promised. Will's request to be placed at a local newspaper is mixed up and he is instead sent to a car garage, with Neil going to the newspaper. Neil does fine at his placement, but Will struggles to fit in with a group of people working at a place he hopes he will never work, making things worse for himself by foolishly declaring that he is "much cleverer than you need to be to work in a place like this". In order to impress his workmates, Will tells them of his date with his "horny girlfriend" later that night. Simon, Jay and Neil also decide to come when Will unwittingly tells them of his date. Friday comes and the boys head to the disco. Simon is attacked by a young boy in retribution for barging into him earlier in the episode. The boy gets pulled away, but Simon, Jay and Neil head off to hide in the toilets. Will goes to Charlotte for some help, but she refuses to help when a man from the garage turns up and relays all of the things Will had said he and Charlotte had done. Will then decides to ring his mum and the boys leave, being considered "saddos" even more than ever. It was presumed Will had to find work experience somewhere else, since the Newspaper has no room for him (he would never work at a car garage again, due to being bullied and manual handling).

Trivia Edit

  • The Song From High School Musical We're All in This Together Was The First Song Playing in The Disco.


Actor Role
Simon Bird Will McKenzie
Joe Thomas Simon Cooper
James Buckley Jay Cartwright
Blake Harrison Neil Sutherland
Greg Davies Mr. Gilbert
Charlie Wernham Danny Moore
Scott McNess Danny's mate
Emily Atack Charlotte Hinchcliffe
Cavan Clerkin Jim
David Fynn Wolfie
Adam G. Goodwin Toby
David Schaal Terry Cartwright
Belinda Stewart-Wilson Polly MacKenzie
Alex MacQueen Kevin Sutherland
Holly Peplow Hannah