Secretary to backbench MP (short term) (Former Employee) – Westminster – 23 June 2018
Working at the Palace of Westminster is an experience in itself. It's a community with it's own florist, hairdresser, etc. A closed bubble. You'll see household names every day, popping to the canteen to get a coffee or a sticky bun. A very hectic environment with no two days the same.
Secretary (Former Employee) – London West, Greater London – 5 October 2017
Before my placement, I felt like I was going to not fit in with the people that work there because I did not have any form of interview before my placement. This made me quite worried for the reason that I had not met anyone that works within this organisation and I felt like there was going to be no one of my race within the working environment as it came across as quite a prestigious region of work, well from my point of view anyways. This however was not the case, I felt quite relaxed after seeing the many different type of races that work in this department. I felt very welcomed as a work experience student. My general tasks involved answering phone calls and filing. on the last 3 days however I worked at the constituency office, doing data inputting which I really enjoyed because i enjoy IT and mathematics.
Security Manager (Current Employee) – London – 1 August 2017
Unfortunately the House of Commons are struggling to control a workforce made up of disgruntled ex-police staff who have been forcibly ejected from their chosen employer.
Because of harsh HR rules and the application of them staff morale has plummeted and has given rise to an over-active staff union. Unfortunately they are unwilling to negotiate or bargain which has resulted in a very hostile environment for junior/middle managers.
Catering staff (Former Employee) – London – 2 July 2017
I learnt teamwork, refined my ability to work in a team in different paced environments, while carrying out instructions given to me by the chefs. and a higher understanding of food hygiene and learnt new cooking skills.
Work Experience Placement (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 27 June 2017
The UK public elects 650 Members of Parliament (MPs) to represent their interests and concerns in the House of Commons. MPs consider and propose new laws, and can scrutinise government policies by asking ministers questions about current issues either in the Commons Chamber or in Committees.
Parliamentary Assistant (Former Employee) – London – 3 June 2017
a typical day was organising letters, attending conferences and public appearances with the MP, organising paperwork and producing letters.i learnt a lot about how large organisations are run from this experience behind the scenes.
General Assistant (Former Employee) – westminster palace – 2 May 2016
Lovely building to work in, but some departments within the palace have a terrible attitude to junior members of staff. Attitudes to EHS is more based on whats better for the management rather than worker welbeing.
Intern at the Houses of Parliament (Former Employee) – Westminster, ENG – 10 October 2015
Really enjoyed the internship and wish it could've been longer. I learnt so much about how Britain's government works. I spend my time as a researcher mostly, writing briefs for the MP I was working with. I also was able to attend debates and meetings. The people I was working with were highly engaging and motivating and great all round.
British Parliamentary Intern (Former Employee) – Westminster, London, England – 13 April 2015
A typical day at work consisted of note-taking at Select Health Committee meetings and at private meetings with lobbyists. Occasionally, I was allowed to sit in on the House of Commons. Weekly lessons lessons on Modern British political history were given to myself and other members of the program by a member of the House of Lords. I was given my own office space. Co-worker from the constituency office were industrious and motivated. I drafted Press Releases and Correspondences with constituents. It was a great experience. There was no unpleasant aspect other than not receiving a salary, but the experience itself should be worth it.
Subsidized lunches, Rare experience, Social gathering and networking events, historical tours and lessons from within Westminster Palace, Much independence