Work Experience Student 2017
Tom Bolland from Sherburn High School, spent one week at Creative Shed Agency as a work experience student. We asked him to write about his week placement and below are his thoughts on his time with us.
“I was filled with excitement”
My name is Thomas Bolland and I am currently in Sixth Form taking my A Levels at Sherburn High School. The subjects I’m studying are IT, Media Studies and Photography.
In the future, I would love to have a career within the marketing industry and that is why I was filled with excitement when I learned that I would be doing my work experience at Creative Shed Agency.
“I know what I want to do”
I felt that carrying out my work experience placement at Creative Shed would be a great opportunity to see what life would be like working within the marketing sector and to make sure it is a career path I would definitely like to pursue.
Unlike Chloe, the other work experience student, I know what I want to do when I’m older but I’m not sure if I want to attend university or start as an apprentice and complete an NVQ in marketing as I haven’t made my mind up yet.
“Research is an essential part of marketing”
After being at Creative Shed Agency for a week, it is safe to say that I would love a job in the marketing industry when I am older!
Whilst working at Creative Shed, I have learnt many things about marketing. For example, I learned that research is an essential part of marketing as you have to research things such as target audiences, customer bases and various other key information before carrying out any marketing activities.
I have also learned the ins and outs of blog posts and how they can be used to bring more traffic to your website whilst at all times ensuring you stay relevant and true to your brand. I was shown the basics of how keywords work and how SEO (search engine optimisation) works and why it is important to consider these when writing your blog posts.
“Everyone was very caring and considerate at the fact that we were work experience students”
The things I loved about my time at Creative Shed, is the creative and laid back atmosphere. I felt that Chloe and I were given enough time to understand and complete the tasks that were given to us. The people here are also great and everyone was very caring and considerate at the fact that we were work experience students, so we are allowed regular breaks and we were always asked if we are okay.
I really appreciate everyone’s time and I would like to thank Creative Shed Agency for such an amazing experience. I feel that I have gained some valuable skills during my time here and I have met some fantastic people.
Did doing your work experience at Creative Shed help you decide what you want to do when leaving school?
After doing my work experience at Creative Shed, I now know that I definitely want to work in marketing when leaving school. The team also helped me by giving me advice on which direction would be best for me when considering further education.