How to apply for a job with an MP

Right.  It’s that time of year for lots of you W4MP followers out there.

Exams are (nearly) over….waiting for results……thinking of working for an MP, maybe…..what to do next?

Well, you could start by making sure that any application you submit gets the best possible chance of being considered seriously and not just binned.

A couple of years ago we wrote a guide on how to make the very best of your application for a job with an MP.  It is still our most popular guide and always worth reading in detail BEFORE you even start to write your application.

Many of the lessons may seem obvious but we reckon that 5 out of every 6 people applying are STILL sending in applications which stand them no chance of a job.

Click here to read the guide.

By the way, the lessons in that guide will be just as useful to those of you looking to move on to work outside Parliament.  Of course your experience here will look good on your CV but all that will be worth nothing if your application letter is full of howlers!

Oh, good luck by the way!

Parliament’s intranet – your views sought

The Web and Intranet Service are looking for Members and their staff to tell us what they need from Parliament’s intranet.

We’re building on the results of the MySociety report into Parliamentary digital and looking to find out what members most need from an intranet. The Web and Intranet Service are following the lead of the Government Digital Service and addressing users’ needs first.

The intranet needs work to meet the needs of members of both houses as well as staff and to do this we’re going to start with Commons Members.

We want to talk to as many MPs and members’ staff as we can, either in groups or individually. Sessions will last no longer than 40 mins.

We will be running sessions to talk to constituency staff on the constituency open day in July.

If you have any questions, please contact Rob Truelove in the Web and Intranet Service