During August 2016, Jennie Grice (15) from Sheffield Springs Academy in Sheffield has completed a week’s work experience with CQ Strategic Marketing. Jennie’s work experience was part of the Summer Camp programme run by The work-wise Foundation, which gives 14 – 18 year olds work experience during the summer holidays supported by two days of employability skills induction. Jennie had the opportunity to go to places such as LBBC Technologies and their sister company LBBC Beechwood in Leeds, Rollem in Barnsley, and Newburgh Precision in Rotherham. During this time, Jennie attended a meeting about the annual Get up to Speed (GUTS) careers showcase on Wednesday, with discussions around how to improve the GUTS event and promotion, along with sharing ideas about Get up to Speed 2017.
Jennie Grice said “Working with CQ Strategic Marketing for five days showed me how the real world and the world of work is, and has taught me many things, one being time management and making sure I’m organised for the big day ahead.”
During her work experience Jennie helped update the company’s marketing database, created content for and updated client social media accounts, helped update content onto a new client website, wrote copy for CQ’s news pages and prepared copy for a client press release from basic notes on the case studies and forthcoming event.
Jackie Cook, Managing Director said “Jennie has proved a useful asset to our company this week getting involved in a range of client work under guidance from Claire and myself. She has got involved in everything from admin to updating website content. She has been professional, willing to learn and interested in finding out more. The work-wise team have provided a good opportunity for our business to gain extra help and provide an engaging real insight into the world of work for these students, I’d be happy to support them in the future.”
Janice Richardson from work-wise commented ‘Young people who dedicate part of their summer holiday to gain experiential learning about the world of work demonstrate, beyond a shadow of doubt, that they will make excellent employees in the future. Jennie along with other Summer Campers have excelled in their commitment. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with these young people, they should be very proud of themselves. A massive thank you to all the local employers like CQ. Strategic Marketing who volunteer their time and resources to help young people better prepare for the transition into work.”
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