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01 May 2018

Former Wiltshire College apprentice celebrates full-time role in Westminster

From Wiltshire to Westminster, a former apprentice is celebrating after bagging a full-time job at the Houses of Parliament.

Georgia Mundy, 20, began her Level 2 Business Administration apprenticeship with Wiltshire College in 2015 working in the local office for Claire Perry, MP for Devizes.

Last week, Claire presented Georgia with her certificate, on completion of her training, at Westminster where she is now working as her parliamentary secretary.

Georgia, who grew up in Pewsey, said: “I felt very proud to be presented with my certificate at the Houses of Parliament, to have completed it and be somewhere I never imagined I could be!

“The apprenticeship was the best decision I ever made and I have absolutely had the best experience I could have possibly wished for.”

Claire Perry has been the MP for Devizes since 2010. She decided to take on an apprentice in a bid to support the Government’s drive to deliver three million apprenticeships by 2020.

Talking about Georgia, she said: “I’m so pleased that having completed her apprenticeship, she has now secured a permanent role in my Westminster office, showing the value of apprenticeships in helping people get the careers they want. It is a pleasure to have Georgia on Team Perry!”

Georgia was unsure of her exact career plan after completing A-Levels in History, English Language and Photography but said the apprenticeship opportunity was too good to miss.

“Every day has been completely different,” she said.

“Even though I was from the constituency, I have now seen every inch of it, travelling with Claire.

“I’ve also been to two party conferences and went on the Holocaust Educational trip to Auschwitz. I’m very interested in history and for me it was an incredible experience.”

Georgia’s is now enjoying her role as parliamentary secretary and loves being in London.

She added: “I love my job which includes running Claire’s London diary, campaign emails, policy casework, organising parliamentary tours and work experience students and social media.

“I’m really proud of myself and think I have proven that you don’t have to go to university to get a great job. Apprenticeships are a fantastic route and I would tell others to consider one.

“I was really well supported not just by Claire and her team, but also my assessors at Wiltshire College. My family are very proud of me too.”

To see more photographs of Georgia including a selfie with the Prime Minister, visit our Facebook page!