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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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Flumpkins

9 years ago

Does he get paid?

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Plasmana

9 years ago

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

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lemonie

9 years ago

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

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Kitemanlemonie

Reply 9 years ago

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

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KentsOkayKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

My librarian's grandparents worked at Cadbury's.

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PKMKiteman

Reply 9 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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lemonieKiteman

Reply 9 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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lemonieNachoMahma

Reply 9 years ago

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

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NachoMahmalemonie

Reply 9 years ago

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

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KitemanNachoMahma

Reply 9 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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KitemanNachoMahma

Reply 9 years ago

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

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NachoMahmaKiteman

Reply 9 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

9 years ago

Hmmm, I wonder how easy total identity theft is.

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Labot2001

9 years ago

Ohh, how I envy him :(

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Goodhart

9 years ago

Harry !


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

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DJ Radio

9 years ago

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

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gnomedriver

9 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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lemoniegnomedriver

Reply 9 years ago

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

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lemonie

9 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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Kitemanlemonie

Reply 9 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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lemonieKiteman

Reply 9 years ago

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

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whatsisface

9 years ago

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

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Kitemanwhatsisface

Reply 9 years ago

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