I am Megan Angus and am currently in my first year at Brackenhurst College studying equine management. As part of my course I have to do a work placement. I thought long and hard about what I wanted to do, as I didn’t just want to go to a tack shop but wanted to do something a bit different.
While I was researching possible placements, the BHS magazine arrived in the post and in this issue there was a little booklet on who’s who. This is where I saw that Sally was my local Development Officer, so I contacted her about doing my placement with her.
The reason I wanted to do my work placement with the BHS is that they are very informative and that I would learn more about the work they do by working alongside them. I also felt that I would learn more from being with them than what I would in any other placement. I am particularly interested in the welfare of horses and am inspired by some of the stories about different horses featured by the BHS.
I did my work placement during the Easter holidays, and during this time I have done a variety of jobs with Sally. This has been mainly admin work, including mailings to members and updating databases, but I have also joined Sally in visiting local equine businesses, delivering leaflets and telling them about what she does.
I helped prepare for a show and set up the trade stand at Kelmarsh Game & Country Fair, which gave me the chance to have a good look through all the different information that the BHS provides. I also went and helped, at a PTT Exam training day at Brooksby College, which was especially interesting and will be really useful for the future as I aim to become a BHSAI myself.
I would like to thank Sally for letting me spend the past week with her. I have learnt more about the work of a BHS Development Officer and the huge variety of work that is done by the BHS.