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Towards the end of 2016 The Window Film Company in Chesham posted an opportunity for work experience in their marketing team, offering a flexible week working within the team and receiving all the training help they needed. By the end of January this opportunity had been passed on to a student by a tutor at Amersham & Wycombe College, and the role was filled by Kieran.
Here’s what Kieran thought of his time at the Window Film Company:
“The work I carried out was both interesting and challenging, and I quickly learned the value of marketing. The range of products the company offers was much wider than I had originally thought and I was amazed by the variety on offer. I got the chance to fit a piece of film myself and it was definitely easier than I thought it was going to be!
I learned the value of teamwork as well as the importance of discipline and multi-tasking; prioritising was important as there was always more than one task that needed completing. The week helped with my self-confidence and I’m happy The Window Film Company took me on. I was encouraged and made welcome the whole way; I was able to feel comfortable in the work place very early on and at the end of the week I was disappointed to leave!”
Speaking about the week, Marketing Manager Mike Parkin said:
“It was a pleasure to have Kieran join us for the week. He was a credit to himself and the College, setting about the work he was asked to do in an impressive and professional manner. We asked him carry out new tasks in an area in which he had no prior knowledge, and his attitude to learning and then delivering was first class throughout.
It’s a privilege to have the opportunity to assist local students in their progression and I hope Kieran found the experience valuable. As a Company we’re committed to helping to lending our support to the community in as many ways as possible and I look forward to welcoming further students to The Window Film Company”
From this experience it’s easy to see how useful a good work experience can be for your confidence, work skills and CV. Plus this shows how eager employers are to help young people through work experience!
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