Million pound campaign to get unemployed Clayhall man, 25, his dream job

PUBLISHED: 07:00 20 September 2016 | UPDATED: 14:32 20 September 2016

Unemployed Jamie Mudle, 25, from Clayhall, won a competition to have a million pound campaign to get him a job.

Unemployed Jamie Mudle, 25, from Clayhall, won a competition to have a million pound campaign to get him a job.

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A 25-year-old former pub chef has been given a million pound campaign to get him a job, including interview training with The Apprentice’s Claude Littner.

Jamie Mudle, of Marston Road, Clayhall, was grilled by TV’s toughest interviewer after winning the competition on website

As well as getting advice from Lord Sugar’s right hand man, Jamie’s face has been plastered on bill boards across London and he’s had a professional photoshoot.

Jamie, who’s worked for Greggs, JD Wetherspoon’s and even done some part time sleuthing, had been looking for his dream job for a year before he won the million pound competition.

“I was looking for something I wanted to do long term, not just any old job,” Jamie said.

“I’m doing an Open University law degree and so they suggested I look for something in HR, which I had never thought of before.”

But when the former Caterham High School pupil visited the TotalJobs office for interview training he had no idea it would be with the TV star.

“I went in and saw him there and didn’t think to knock on the door,” Jamie explained.

“He looked up and went ‘are you going to knock on the door?’ I had to leave the room, knock and come back in.”

Claude was critical about Jamie’s CV in relation to law: “Maybe you can go in for the Olympics next time because you have no skill in that either.”

But he praised Jamie for paying the mortgage on his home from a young age after his grandmother died.

Claude told him: “It shows a level of commitment when a person is faced with a situation and rises to the occasion.”

Jamie told the Recorder: “I didn’t realise how terrifying that could be it’s so scary. But he’s actually really nice and gave me some great advice.”

In the last week Jamie’s face has been put up all over the Tube – 88 per cent of Londoners will see him – and he’s already had to deal with his new found fame.

“We went to do some filming next to a bill board so they could get my reaction, and these school kids came up, recognised me and asked for my autograph.

“One said: ‘Can you write an excuse if I’m late for school.’”

Jamie already has some interviews lined up, but said nothing would be as scary as his encounter with Claude.

He added: “The important thing for me is that everyone can learn from this, you may think like I did that my CV is fine but you can always change it and improve on it.”

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