Legoland Treats Six-Year-Old To Work Experience After He Applies For Dream Job
A six-year-old lad from Hampshire loves playing with his Lego so much that he decided to write to the toy manufacturer to enquire about his dream job.
Stanley Bolland, from Waterlooville, spotted an advert for model builders needed at Legoland Windsor, BBC reports. Keen not to let the opportunity of a lifetime slip through his fingers, he got to work penning the perfect cover letter.
The ambitious six-year-old sent a handwritten letter off in the post, explaining why he would make the perfect candidate for the job.
In the application letter, Stanley wrote: "Dear Sir/Madam, I am six years old and I love Lego [and] have a box of it.
"I hide my Lego so my brother can't get it. I am the man [for] the job because I have lots of experience. Love, Stanley (ref: model builders job)."
Unsurprisingly, it's not feasible for the youngster to be offered a full-time job just yet, but Legoland didn't want him to leave the process empty-handed.
The Lego-based amusement park didn't offer Stanley the model builder's position, but they did give him a day's work experience on site, which they hope will help to keep him focused on his goal.
Staff member Paula Laughton said: "Stanley showed great promise, so we hope this will inspire him."
The dream job went up earlier this year, asking for staffers who could help to design and build animated models for the theme park grounds.
The advert asked for experience in product design, IT and design packages, as well as an "interest or knowledge about Lego and creation of Lego models", the latter of which Stanley definitely possesses.
After the initial application letter, Lego were quick to respond.
In a reply to the young lad, the company said: "Loving Lego is the first step to being a model maker, so it certainly sounds like you'll be perfect for the job (once you've finished school, of course).
"In the meantime, and because you say you're the man for the job, we'd love to offer you a one-off work experience day with our model makers."
Stanley, now seven years old, spent the day with Legoland staff member Paula Laughton, shadowing her as she carried out her daily duties. This included seeing how the model makers carry out checks and repairs on the Lego models throughout the theme park, and getting an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour.
He said: "It was awesome to spend the whole day at Legoland meeting the model makers and learning all about what they do every day. I loved it and I can't wait to tell all my friends about it at school."
Words: Paddy Maddison
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