Here at The Natural Fibre Company and Blacker Yarns, we regularly have interns who come for work experience with us for periods varying between 2 and 4 months. We generally like no less than 8 weeks as it's hard to get a good training and to feel able to do a bit of work in less time. We do not pay interns, just a small amount for their expenses and we therefore often have people who have Erasmus funding. Over the years we have had people from Germany, France, Spain, Finland and of course the UK and we have enjoyed their contribution, ideas and help. Where possible we take them with us to shows and Alice, who was with us for 4 months in 2017, is one person who has not only attended shows while an intern but has also done "holiday work" shows since then with us.
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