If you’re a regular reader of our blog then you’ll already be familiar with Nathan, who’s joined us on work experience this week. In case you’re not, find out more about him here. We asked Nathan to keep a diary during his time in the office, so he could tell you all about his week. So, over to Nathan!
This week Your Marketing Goodguys are joined by Nathan, a budding Graphic Designer who’s completing his work experience with us after having finishing his 2 years at Pendleton College. We’re happy to welcome Nathan into the office, and we’re eager to give him a taste of design and studio life!
Each year, we support Westleigh High School’s World of Work day, running workshops with Year 9 students about the creative media industry and our roles at CRE8.
During the day, students have the opportunity to attend a number of different sessions across a range of topics such as education, public services, cookery and law. It’s a great way for them to focus on what they may look to do in future and identify the subjects they will need to study at GCSE.
Following on from our involvement with their Y11 mock interview day, I’ve been back to Westleigh High School to give some students a bit of extra help with putting together personal statements on college and job applications.
Facing a blank piece of paper and having to write about yourself can be quite daunting, so I took along some tips to guide students on how to structure a statement and some content ideas. A personal statement is essentially a marketing pitch for yourself so it needs to convey a positive image, be well-composed and persuasive. Preparing something similar? Here’s my recommended structure and some pointers on content to get you started:
Well, here we are. Nearly two years on since Jordan started (Oct ’12) he’s finally been presented with his Apprenticeship Certificate of Achievement. I say finally because he should have received it in December, but for one reason or another it took 8 months to arrive.
Earlier on this month I was asked to deliver two ‘Introduction to MailChimp’ training courses for the Serpentine Galleries team.
It was an honour to be invited down to such a prestigious venue. The Galleries on the ‘banks’ of The Serpentine in Hyde Park makes such a lovely setting – and I was blessed with glorious weather on both days.
Jonathan has been with us for 12 months now. He came to us from Salford University after finishing his BA Honours Degree in Graphic Design. Then his learning really started.