Caroline Flint

Standing up for Don Valley.

Alex gets Taste of Life as an MP

Alex Weir with CarolineHayfield School pupil, Alex Weir, had the opportunity to find out how the office of a Member of Parliament works, when he underwent a week of work experience in the Don Valley MP’s constituency office.

Alex said: “I really enjoyed my week with Caroline Flint.  The highlight was going to local schools, watching Caroline and seeing how she works.  She was very interesting – a really nice person.

“I never thought working in an office would be so interesting.  It was not at all how I imagined it.  I was amazed at the range of issues Caroline has to deal with as an MP, from US missile defence to climate change.”

Said Caroline:  “It was pleasure to give Alex a taste of office life.  He saw the hundreds of emails I receive each week; the piles of post and the dozens of phone calls.  I think he was most surprised that we have thousands of files for the people I have tried to help in the past few years – we have so many that I have one room full of filing cabinets.

“Most importantly, Alex got to see the world of work.  I know he is really interested in aeronautical engineering and  we are lucky that a firm like BAE Systems, which has a training academy at the airport, has a huge demand for graduates and apprentices.  I hope Alex works hard and achieves his ambition.”

Caroline Flint was supporting the Business and Education in South Yorkshire, which works to give work experience to school pupils in Doncaster.

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