Natasha Asghar’s political career reached new heights this week during a visit to Openreach’s National Learning Centre.
The South East Wales politician was put through her paces at the company’s training centre to see if she had what it takes to be an engineer .
Natasha climbed a telegraph pole and tried her hand at fibre splicing before exploring Openreach’s impressive hub in Newport.
The visit was also an opportunity for Natasha to find out more about the rollout of fibre broadband across the region and Openreach’s training programme.
Natasha also caught a glimpse of one of the company’s many zero-emission 100% electric vans.
Commenting after the visit, Natasha Asghar MS said:
“Whilst it was great to get an insight into the life of an Openreach engineer – and I was told I performed the fibre splicing like a pro - I don’t think I was quite cut out for it and will be sticking to politics.
“It’s clear just how much Openreach invest in and look after their workforce, who provide an essential service many of us take for granted.
“Not only are they incredibly dedicated to their staff, Openreach is also determined to play its part in protecting the environment and I commend them for that.
“I would encourage anyone – no matter your age, education or experience – who is interested in pursuing a career with Openreach to get in touch with them.”