MP looks to highlight work experience challenges

Tessa Munt

Tessa Munt - Credit: sub

EARLY-MORNING milking, bee keeping and serving at a lunch club are just a few of a number of work placements a local MP will be taking up this summer.

Wells MP Tessa Munt will spend part of her summer recess from parliament engaging in work experience with various companies, including a cider maker, vet, and baker.

Ms Munt said the placements would highlight the challenges each business faces, and the benefits of undertaking work experience.

She said: “I know from personal experience that a little work experience can help young people decide whether they’re suited to particular sorts of work. Voluntary experience can often help - an employer will see that someone has tried to gain experience, which can make their application stand out.

“Rolling my sleeves up for these local businesses will offer me a glimpse of what happens on any day in our local firms and clubs. I’ll gain a better understanding of how they operate, the challenges they face and at the same time, can promote what they’re doing.”

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More work experience dates are still to be arranged over the coming weeks. If you would like to organise a visit, call 01934 710748

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