It's that time of year again when I start looking for my next apprentice to join my busy constituency team. I've been exceptionally lucky to have had seven fantastic local school leavers in the role since I started the scheme when I became the MP for South Northants, and they have all gone on to further study or into full-time employment within politics.
The role is full time, paid above the national apprenticeship wage, and lasts for twelve months. As an integral part of Team Leadsom, my Apprentice Caseworker is responsible for engaging with constituents and dealing with the high volume of correspondence I receive each day, as well as supporting the wider team in ad hoc projects. Although based in Towcester, there are regular opportunities to work in Westminster and to get fully involved in all aspects of parliamentary life.
My apprentice last year, Zac Lever, put together his reflections on his year as part of #TeamLeadsom; have a read to get a feel for the role and the sort of work it involves.
To apply to be my 2018/19 Apprentice Caseworker please send me your CV, cover letter and a 1-page researched essay on what you think are the three key challenges for South Northamptonshire and how you might tackle them.