Tessa rolls up her sleeves with local businesses this summer!

Local MP Tessa Munt is to complete a series of fact-finding work experience days this summer in some of Somerset’s fantastic local businesses.

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

Tessa has already secured work experience with, amongst others, 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.  Tessa will be accepting other invitations over the coming weeks.

Tessa said:

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Tessa celebrates as research reveals thousands more apprentices go on to University

Tessa is ‘over the moon’ as research revealed thousands more apprentices are progressing into Higher Education after finishing their apprenticeships.

Research published by the Business Department, where Tessa has a role supporting the Secretary of State, show that almost 20 in every 100 Advanced Apprentices moved into Higher Education following the completion of their apprenticeships.

Tessa said:

“I’m a massive supporter of apprenticeships, and this research demonstrates we are now making real progress in this area.

“It shows the many varied opportunities available to apprentices, and that they can help those who wish to boost their prospects further progress to the next stage of learning.  This can lead to a wider range of rewarding careers.”

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Vacancy: Office Manager for Tessa Munt MP

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Tessa Munt is looking for an experienced office manager to run her very busy Somerset and Westminster offices, ensuring her constituents receive an excellent and professional service from their MP.

The office manager will be responsible for managing all staff and overseeing all operations relating to the work of an MP. This includes, but is not limited to managing budgets, incoming and outgoing correspondence, research, and personal and policy casework.

The ideal candidate will need to relish working in a high pressured, fast-changing environment and be an excellent problem-solver.

The post is based in Tessa’s Somerset office.

Key responsibilities:

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Tessa honoured to be chosen “Carers’ Parliamentary Ambassador”

Tessa has been honoured with a request from the UK-wide Carers’ campaign to become one of just three Parliamentary Ambassadors, in a role which aims to reach out and support the huge number of carers.

Tessa has long campaigned for more recognition and better services for Somerset’s carers and was offered the role in recognition of this work.

Carers’ Week Quest 2014 is calling on individuals and organisations across the UK to sign up to a ground-breaking initiative to reach carers in their local communities who miss out on vital support and services.

Hundreds of organisations and individuals are currently signing up to support the Carers’ Week Quest – the greatest ever drive to reach out to the UK’s carers.

The very nature of caring – of being there for a loved one facing ill health or disability – means too often people don’t at first – and sometimes never – identify themselves as a carer and therefore miss out on support which is available.

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