At the beginning of July, Just Recruitment opened it's doors to Isaac, a student at Kesgrave High School, offering two weeks of work experience within the marketing department. Take a look at what Isaac thought of the experience in his blog post below.
By Isaac Shaw
In the weeks and months before work experience began, I was filled with apprehension at the prospect of stepping out of my comfort zone and into the corporate world of work.
However, when I finally stepped through the doors of the Just Recruitment office and met the friendly marketing team, I realised my fears were unfounded, and I began to feel excited for what the following two weeks would bring.
Throughout my time at Just Recruitment I helped with various marketing activities; from social media content, right through to advertisements. In fact, on my first day I was tasked with creating a gift voucher for a local charity raffle!
Being given a task which contributed directly to the marketing team’s efforts made me immediately feel like a member of the team, and with their mentorship and supervision I was able to learn the ropes and hit the ground running.
Knowing that my work would not be seen by just my group of friends, but in public, assisted me greatly. It added a pressure which helped me to push the limits of what I thought I could do, and allowed me to come up with ideas I otherwise would not have had if I did not have responsibility to give me a little nudge in the right direction.
Over the two weeks, amongst other things, I’ve made a banner for an article, an infographic, attended a meeting, and even tried my hand at animation (even if it was just moving pictures side-to-side). And in doing so, I have learnt a lot and gained many new skills.
Alongside other basic things like arriving on time and meeting deadlines, I found adjusting to office work the hardest thing to do whilst I was at Just Recruitment. The longer working hours coupled with the new environment drained me considerably, however, I’ve gained a valuable insight of office work, and now know what to do, and what not to do.
Overall the experience I’ve had at Just Recruitment has been amazing. I’ve developed many transferable skills and discovered many new things in the process, all while enjoying my time spent in the office. The team helped me immensely during my time here, and I cannot be more grateful to them for allowing me to do my work experience at Just Recruitment.
Take a look at a selection of Isaac's work below...
A selection of social media posts incorporating relevant hashtags
A video montage of the Just Recruitment annual summer party
Posted on Tuesday Jul 24