A UNIVERSITY graduate was left in shock when she was rejected from a job interview due to her "Welsh accent."

Eluned Anderson, 22, from Cardiff was stunned when she received an email informing her she did not get the job and the reason behind it.


The Liverpool University graduate who is a regional ambassador for the Holocaust National Trust was told by the recruiter that her strong accent was eventually the reason she was unsuccessful in the job interview.

The letter stated she was fantastic and her skill set would reflect well in the role, but her strong accent would not suit the office.

They also made reference to her "regional activities" not fitting in with their environment.

The former young Labour chair candidate redacted the role that she was applying for but people have speculated that it was for a job as a parliamentary assistant.

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Sharing a screenshot of the rejection email on Twitter last night Eluned wrote: “First time I’ve ever been told I’ve got a strong Welsh accent, so I suppose that’s a win?”

The email read: “Hi Ellie,

“Thank you so much for your time in applying for the role of … and attending the interview at such short notice.

“We thought you were fantastic, and performed very well throughout. Your skill set would reflect well in the role.

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“I’m sorry to say, however, that we have decided not to proceed with your application.

“It was decided that your strong Welsh accent, accompanied by your regional activities, would not suit the office environment.

“Thanks once again for your interest and time.”

Social media users were quick to share their fury and sympathise with Eluned over the comments.

Twitter users also speculated the job was for the role of Parliamentary Assistant in the UK Parliament.

One wrote: said: “I think you'll find that that reply furnishes you with a strong claim for employment discrimination. Seriously – take advice.”

Someone asked: “Is this honestly real? It's not real, is it? Please say it's not real. Also, what are 'regional activities'?”

Another one commented: “Oh wow. Not often you get someone to flat out admit to discrimination. Lawsuit.”

Another one said: “I’m not going to be able to stop thinking about this until I know what job the interview was for.”

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Previously a jobseeker discovered he was rejected from a job role after the company's HR accidentally copied him in an email.

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