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Brackenhurst Student does Work Placement with DO

2 Apr 2013

            Megan Angus                                                                                                                                              

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.

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