Budding Journalist Amy Works With Mail On Sunday Political Team
Princethorpe Year 11 pupil Amy Field has swapped finishing her GCSEs for a fantastic work experience opportunity with the Mail on Sunday’s political team this week. Her first assignment was at the House of Commons on Wednesday reporting on Prime Minister’s Question Time where she also got the chance to interview Sir Vince Cable.
Amy, who is hoping to go on to study Politics, Philosophy and Economics at University, is an independent thinker who has always had an interest in current affairs, but it was the much contested Brexit campaign last year that really lit the spark of her enthusiasm for politics.
Amy says, “I have a strong sense of social justice and I am willing to speak out on issues I see as unfair in our society. I read a lot of newspapers and I also love to write, so putting the two together, political journalism seems like a logical step.”
Amy wrote to a number of editors to ask for a work experience placement and was amazed and delighted when the Mail on Sunday replied to her impassioned request offering her the chance to work with their political team.
“I was just so pleased to be accepted,” she continues, “I was really taken aback by their response. Not only would I be working with the political team of the Mail on Sunday, I would also be based in the House of Commons. I replied straight away and attached an article I had written, about a young person's perspective of today's political climate. The editor replied to me and asked if I would like to join the team for Prime Minister's Question Time on the Wednesday of my placement.”
Mike Taylor, Work Experience Co-ordinator, says, “Amy has really enjoyed her placement, it’s an amazing opportunity, a chance to hone her writing skills and to learn from some of the best in the business. Experience of the real world of work helps young people make a successful transition from education to employment. We are always on the lookout for potential employers.”