Seven months’ work experience with Shrewsbury-based caravan, motorhome and campervan dealership Salop Leisure has convinced Mari Evans that her future career lies in the industry.
Mari, 18, whose family own Islawrffordd Caravan Park at Talybont, near Barmouth, spent one day a week with Salop Leisure since last October as part of her course at Hartpury College, near Gloucester.
Having completed a level three diploma in horse management with business, she has now returned home to Talybont to work at the caravan park.
“I went to Salop Leisure to get a taste of what the caravan industry is like and I enjoyed my time with the company,” said Mari, who worked in the marketing and after sales departments.
“The work experience helped in terms of knowing what I wanted to do when I left college. I enjoy meeting customers and I like the sales aspect of the business.
“My ambition is to do as good a job as my uncle Dylan and John Billingham who run Islawrfford Caravan Park.”
Mari chose the equine management course because she has always had an interest in horses, despite being allergic to them. But working with them every day on a work placement at a racing yard last year convinced her that was not the career for her.
Salop Leisure has had a long association with the Evans family at Islawrffordd, having supplied the park with caravans for many years. Company chairman Tony Bywater wished Mari success and happiness in the caravan industry.
Thank you to Duncan Foulkes PR for this article.