The week in the life of doing work experience at Changeworks
During the first week of December, Changeworks had the pleasure of giving Josh Myatt, a student at Walton High School, a week’s work experience to show him the ropes of being part of a busy PR and Marketing team. Here, Josh journals his time spent at Changeworks.
Today it was my first day and it was just me and Sue (employer) and me in today, I got into work for 9:00am and I started on completing the account spreadsheet for income, invoices and expenditure. That took me most of the day really, after I completed that I watched the employer edit a video and how to put that accomplished video on to an actual CD.
What I liked about today was how not to be in a routine and listening out for bells, its a change from school with giving you more freedom. There was nothing I really disliked about today and it’s a huge difference from school.
Today everyone was in the office and I got on with the competitor clippings which is the main project of the week, competitor clippings are when I had to search through magazines and look out for competitors for their clients and write down a bit of information for them of course having the usual breaks and lunch which last 30 minutes roughly. Also today I had a briefing about a press release what it is and why it’s used etc.
What I liked today was how I got to meet the team in the business and learning a few new things about the office atmosphere and what kind of work goes on in an office. There was nothing I really disliked again today really, it’s a welcome change and enjoyable at the same time.
Today I was set to come into work at 10:00 and Sue was off ill today so I was in with Tiffany and Jenny in the morning but Tiffany had a meeting to go to. So it was just me and Jenny in most of the day. In the morning I continued with the competitor clippings but moved onto the doing a newsfeed for the changeworks website and published it on the actual website then I had lunch and came back and answered the phones while doing the making of cheques and posting them to their correct address. I then, ironically, did a blog post so far for the business using this diary to finish the day.
What I learnt today was how to post updates on an actual website and also how English can be useful in businesses by summarising an article for example, I also learnt how a company answers the phones usefully.
Today most people were in the office and I came in at 10:00 again, once I got in I continued with the competitor clippings once again moving on to create another news feed for my blog posts that I’m currently working on. I then moved on to a briefing about how to follow other company’s or relevant people on twitter. I then had my lunch and got on to do the twitter followings with mixing with the competitor clippings so I didn’t get to bored, I finished at 4:45 today. What I liked about today was how to use twitter considering that I’ve never used it before and just the day really. I never disliked anything again that was set for me or what I had to do.
Today I continued with the twitter following, competitor clippings and the news feed uploading. Then I went for lunch with the team to a pub. When I came back I completed all the competitor clippings and shortened an article to put it on facebook and also I did another news feed and posted that onto the website and completed the blog posts. What I have learnt today is how the length of time people has to complete their tasks which are very quickly and even more about what the office at atmosphere is like.
What I liked about today was how everyone was in the office and also the work that I was given for today. Again I disliked nothing about today and I finished at around 5:00.