Gaining work experience at SUSSED

SUSSED Community Cooperative based in Porthcawl supports short-term internments for local Sixth formers.


From left to right, Director Margaret Minhinnick, Cian Sparrow, Nia  Eastment , Jessica Townsend

"Work - placements for the borough's young people comes around annually and we try to support this school initiative at SUSSED. Luckily some join the regular volunteers and come along afterwards and  offer their time during the summer holidays, building experience and adding to their CV’s.” They learn a lot about ethical purchasing and the benefits of supporting a strong local economy” said Margaret. 

Cian commented  "I have worked as a volunteer before and I recommend the experience very strongly to anyone my age. The benefits are countless,  we learn new skills as well as making new friends and the experiences are lifelong."

Nia said that “I  wasn’t 100% clear about the fair-trade campaign, but now see its importance - 

  • A fair and secure price to the producer
  •  No child labour
  • Safe working conditions
  • Protection for the environment
  • Rights for women

Jessica added “It allows us to interact confidently in new situations and working in the fair-trade movement helps us expand our knowledge".