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Twelve-year old lands dream job Answered

A schoolboy has beaten thousands of other youngsters to land every child's dream job - official taster for a sweet company.

Harry Willsher's chief responsibilities will be eating Love Hearts, Refreshers and Cola Bottles in the name of research to make sure they are up to the standard expected by the average confectionery connoisseur.

The 12-year-old won the coveted post by emailing a description of his favourite sweet, the Drumstick lolly, to Swizzels Matlow, a confectionery company based in Derbyshire.

He's getting "sacks" of sweets posted to his house, a personalised overall, a tour of the sweet factory and £500 in shopping vouchers.

(Plus the number of a decent dentist?)

Daily Mail article.

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Plasmana
Plasmana

11 years ago

Defiantly NOT my dream job, lol. I don't understand why so many people wants that job?

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

Also, "Refreshers" is not in Swizzels Matlow Limited's portfolio anymore - (look at a packet) L

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Kitewife will be devastated - she used to work there, packing sweets.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

My librarian's grandparents worked at Cadbury's.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Wow, top-tenuous link, there!

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PKM
PKM

Reply 11 years ago

If you want tenuous claims to fame, my former university housemate received an intra-Oxbridge burn from Adam Hart-Davis after admonishing the latter for not washing his hands after using the toilet at some scientific society dinner or other.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

That is tenuous. I shared a flat with a guy who used the gentleman's lavatory at the same time as Shirley Crabtree, in Scunthorpe baths... L

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

OK I didn't know who Larry was, did you find out who Shirley Crabtree is / was? L

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 11 years ago

. Just now looked SC up. Not what I was expecting. :)

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Billions of dollars of research, investment, hardware and software, all to enable two near-strangers to discuss fat old men in leotards...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Oh, I could dig that out again... Suggestions?

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 11 years ago

. I just saw your centrifuge posts when researching the pfffttt link and was curious. No suggestions. I just thought it was a neat toy.

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Gjdj3
Gjdj3

11 years ago

Hmmm, I wonder how easy total identity theft is.

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Labot2001
Labot2001

11 years ago

Ohh, how I envy him :(

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Goodhart
Goodhart

11 years ago

Harry !


Will you PLEASE stop bouncing off the walls and take your Prozac !!! ;-)

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

11 years ago

I hope he goes for a 20 mile jog daily....

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gnomedriver
gnomedriver

11 years ago

Diabetes www.diabetessymptomsonline.com I don't want to bring about a big downer but we've gotta play safe. And I want to know why this kid has a closed mouth smile. Missing something? A full row of teeth perhaps?

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

Stuffed-full of sweets, trying hard to swallow... L

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

The Daily Mail? I can't load the article, but what does it say about employment law w/ref taking on a minor? Or does he have to wait? L

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Thy post the sweets to his house - I think it's more of a prize than an actual job.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

Yes, that would make more sense. What about the crisps winner who gets 50K? L

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whatsisface
whatsisface

11 years ago

And here I am unemployed :( Did you post about the winner of the island job?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Ach, I was too jealous to type - a Brit won it!