Matt rests after 52 jobs in a year
A LISKEARD man has had 52 jobs in a year and donated all of his wages to charity.
Matt Frost, 30, of Liskeard, set himself the challenge of a new job every week in 2013 after he had an accident at the electronics store where he was working as a retail manager in London.
Mr Frost's new roles saw him working as a head teacher at St Cleer Primary School, near Liskeard, as an MP in training in London and as a pub landlord at the Barley Sheaf, Liskeard, to name a few.
The money raised from working in the various jobs has gone to charity, with some £10,000 being raised for the Prince's Trust.
Mr Frost said: "I enjoyed the job in retail but the injury woke me up to the fact that maybe it wasn't what I wanted to do forever.
"The accident gave me a window to think about trying a range of things.
"I'm more tired than I've ever been before in my life but I've had the most amazing experience and I've met some incredible people."
He is now taking his first week off in a year after finishing the 52-week marathon on Friday working as a spokesman for Glow Cornwall.
He started with a five-day stint at his father's Liskeard photography studio in January and from there he took jobs as a PR assistant, a beef farmer in St Neot, a personal assistant to Phillip Schofield and an aquarium executive, among many other roles.
Mr Frost said: "On each occasion I had a short window to learn as much as possible. I wanted to give each job the best I could and to learn as much as possible."
Many of his weekends were spent setting up placements and making arrangements for travel and accommodation.
Mr Frost explained: "I tried to live as cheaply as possible.
"I'm a little bit in debt, but I was helped out a lot by people who made me packed lunches or let me crash on their sofas."
He said that one of the most rewarding weeks was working as a special needs assistant in Plymouth.
Several of the firms he worked for have offered him full-time positions.
Mr Frost said: "I've been very lucky and I have had a bunch of job offers throughout the year. I'm going to have a week off and then it's time for me to grow up and rejoin the real world."