St Stephen’s Experience

See the source imageThe St Stephen’s Experience gives children the opportunity to see behind the scenes of a shopping centre and learn about the different jobs involved.


  • To provide children with a workplace experience to raise aspirations for future careers
  • To learn how a shopping centre works and the different skills needed to make it run smoothly
  • To discuss and understand the importance of health and safety in the workplace
  • To develop an understanding of customer service and what is needed to ensure positive customer feedback
  • To gain an understanding of how the design of a shopping centre can affect how successful it is
  • To inspire children to pursue work experience opportunities in the retail industry
  • To promote speaking and listening skills and encourage team work

The Visit

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Meet staff and learn about their roles
  • See behind the scenes with a VIP tour of the centre including security and waste management
  • Clipboard challenge task
  • View from the roof – see the city and the centre design
  • Meet and chat over lunch in the Chill Out Zone
  • Interactive quiz about what they have seen and heard during the day