BROMSGROVE MP Sajid Javid is being given a paid intern in his Westminster Parliamentary office.
The one-year post, due to start in September, is offered as part of the Speaker of the House of Common’s Parliamentary Placement Scheme.
It offers paid internships in MPs’ offices to people who would not normally get that kind of opportunity and Mr Javid wants any interested residents in his constituency to apply for the post.
He said: “I’m a big supporter of making sure that background is never a barrier to engagement in politics.
“Parliament is a truly unique place to work in and I want to encourage anyone with a real passion for politics and serving Bromsgrove to get in touch and join my team.”
The chosen person would work in Parliament from Monday to Thursday and would undertake training and gain experience in a range of private and public sector placements, including different departments within the House of Commons, on Fridays.
One person, currently on an intern, said: “Working in Westminster has been an amazing experience.
“I’ve learnt so much and found working in an MP’s office fascinating.
“It’s been incredibly helpful in terms of deciding my next steps in life and I am so grateful for the opportunity.”
The deadline for applications is next Friday (June 17).
Visit www.thecreativesociety.co.uk/uncategorized/speakers-scheme/ for more on how to apply.