Work Experience Week 2019

Alan Brown MP undertook a series of new job roles during his Whitsun Recess from Westminster.

The MP for Kilmarnock and Loudoun decided to once again take on a week of work experience within the constituency as local businesses put him through his paces.

The week began with a trip to MYB Textiles in his hometown of Newmilns. There he learned MYB is the largest producer of theatrical drapes and their fabrics have graced many a film set from Harry Potter to Downtown Abbey.

His week concluded in the convivial settings of the Masons Arms in Galston where he poured pints for regulars.

There was a good mix of work experience for the local MP as he tried to undertake as many different sectors of the working world as possible. From factory work to volunteering, as well as construction to the food & drink industry.

Commenting on his ‘Walk in My Shoes Week’, the MP for Kilmarnock and Loudoun said: “It was a really enjoyable experience and I look forward to doing it again next year.

“This is the second year in a row I have had the work experience week and it is very much my intention to make it a yearly occurrence.

“It is important to highlight the good work local businesses carry out day in day out across the constituency. I am grateful they were all able to accommodate me and give me a taster of the kind of work they do.

“There was a good mix of work for me to do throughout the week, this also allowed me to see how different businesses operate in different sectors. It was great to visit established businesses who have been massive employers in Kilmarnock and Loudoun for many years as well as new businesses who are only weeks old!

“Of course my work experience at the Howard Centre ties in Volunteers’ Week which started on Monday (3 June 2019). I believe it is vital we highlight the valuable and important work our volunteers carry out across the country.”

Alan Brown MP’s full ‘Walk in My Shoes’ Week is as follows; Monday: MYB Textiles and Café City, Tuesday: Kilmarnock Station Railway Heritage Trust, Wednesday: Mossgiel Farm and DM Fruit Co., Thursday: Howard Centre, Friday: Worksmart Ltd, Brownings the Bakers and Masons Arms.

Visit Alan Brown MP’s Facebook Page (@AlanBrownSNP) to see all pictures and further details of his work experience week.