Work experience is an incredible journey packed with exciting opportunities and a sense of total freedom and versatility over your own destiny. Essentially, the more you put into your work placement, the more you will take out.
As I made my way down the heaving Central line, en route for Holborn, I was both nervous and apprehensive about what to expect of my first week at Climb Online.
THE FIRST DAY!
As I walked in sheepishly on Monday morning extra keen to make good first impressions I was invited to my first Monday motivation session. The team made me feel extra welcome and I knew from the outset that Climb Online was a place that people enjoyed working in with a warm, refreshing tight-knit work community.
The main challenge facing many people on work experience is failing to become proactive in their approach. Since becoming part of the team, I have tried extra hard to chase up tasks regardless of the scale or sector, all off my own back. The team have been excellent with me, setting me a variety of interesting, thought-provoking tasks as well as taking time out of their busy schedules to teach me fundamental skills in the digital marketing field.
EXPLORING CREATIVE FREEDOM
Perhaps my favourite part of working at Climb Online is the platform they provide for individuality and creativity. It is a fantastic feeling to be able to write and complete tasks with freedom in a way that you feel works best, without pressure on you to write a certain way from colleagues.
TRAINING, TRAINING, TRAINING!
Still relatively new to Climb Online team, I am only in my fifth day and have already been gifted several great opportunities. I have already had a total of four training sessions, sat in on a client review meeting with former Apprentice winner Tom Pellerau and been challenged with a variety of tasks to complete. I have been really impressed by the level of faith Climb Online have put in me, as most of the tasks have made a real difference to client projects.
The task I have enjoyed the most so far was a creating writing task. I was asked to devise a total of 15 Twitter and Facebook posts where I had to reach out and make the posts relevant to a specific target audience. This was a challenge, but after some research I was able to carefully craft tweets that appealed to the target demographic. I recurved positive feedback for this therefore it was a nice confidence boost at such an early stage of my Climb Online journey.
WHAT WILL THE NEXT 3 MONTHS BRING?
As I enter my second week at Climb Online, I am incredibly happy with the situation I find myself in. I am loving every minute of working here, learning so many new skills and becoming increasingly familiar with marketing life. I already have a series of exciting tasks lined up for next week and look forward to learning and progressing over the next three months.
Written by: Tom Darcy