Legoland gives six-year-old work placement following application

A six-year-old boy’s application to work as a model builder at Legoland Windsor has resulted in a day’s work placement with the theme park’s model makers.

The BBC reports Stanley Bolland from Waterlooville, Hampshire, applied in a handwritten letter to Merlin Entertainments Group, who advertised the role, claiming he was the ideal candidate as he has “lots of experience”.

The advert for the role, which commanded a "competitive annual salary", 20 days’ holiday and 40% discount on Lego kits, called for experience in product design, IT and design packages, as well as an "interest or knowledge about Lego and creation of Lego models".

While young Stanley did not land a job with the company, he was invited to spend the day seeing how the model makers carry out checks and repairs on the Lego constructions throughout the theme park, and getting a behind-the-scenes tour.

Maybe hirers are about to see a spate of younger candidates, with Recruiter reporting last year about a seven-year-old boy writing to a Scottish Premiership football club Inverness Caledonian Thistle putting himself forward for the then vacant job of team manager.

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