BURNHAM MP Tessa Munt will be undertaking work experience at some of Somerset’s local businesses.

Ms Munt will learn about the challenges each business faces, while highlighting the benefits of undertaking work experience and volunteering during breaks in work or study and between school terms.

Ms Munt has already secured work experience with a local baker, cider-maker, vet and a reclamation company.

She will be serving at a lunch club, up early for milking and out with a local bee-keeper. She will be accepting other invitations over the coming weeks.

Ms Munt 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. With so much competition for jobs, voluntary experience can often help - an employer will see that someone has tried to gain experience, which can make that job application stand out from the others.”

Ms Munt is keen to get involved with local firms. If you’d like to host her for a day’s work experience, please call 01934-710748 or email her on tessa.munt.mp@parliament.uk