TWO Ammanford teenagers have been on work experience - and the trip of a lifetime.

Josh Jones and Morgan Llewellyn hopped on a plane to China for two weeks of work experience at a luxury clothing manufacturer.

Josh Jones, who’s family owns Ammanford-based luxury socks and knitwear producer Corgi, was looking for something a little different to do with his mandatory Year 10 work experience when his dad suggested a trip to one of their partner businesses in China.

Chris Jones, Josh’s dad, said: “I knew they had to do a placement somewhere and Josh already works in the factory.

“I thought it would be much more interesting for him and Morgan to spend two weeks over in China than to stay in Ammanford, or the factory.”

The two 17-year-olds set off for two weeks in Shanghai, where they experienced a little more than the usual work experience tea run.

Josh said: “We got to do so much out there and really experienced a piece of authentic Chinese culture.

“We were treated like any of the other workers in the factories and helped to reorganise their whole warehouse sorting system, so it worked more like ours does in Ammanford.

“In the second week, we even got to do a bit of modelling.

“And of course we sampled the food.

“It was funny to watch Morgan, who thought curry sauce was a bit too experimental before we went, eat crab ovaries, duck tongues, pig brains and chicken feet.”

Josh is the sixth generation of the Jones family to be involved in the business, established in 1892.

This year, Corgi is celebrating is 125th anniversary and is commemorating the occasion with a special run of socks.