A week of work experience at Waldeck

April 4, 2018 2:13 pm

Last week saw teams throughout the business working with local students during their  work experience placements in the company introducing them to the day to day business environment.

We take a look at what two of our work experience placements from St Georges Academy in Sleaford got up to.

Jessica, who has a keen interest in architecture from her love of art, joined our Research and Development and Digital Capture team.

Abby, who has a passion for technology and was looking for the chance to be creative, had the opportunity to join our Marketing team and put this passion into real life marketing campaigns.

What tasks have you carried out during your work experience?

Jessica: “I first used Revit to create the structure of a medical centre, then I used some software called PTGui to stitch photos together to create panoramas, which were then used to create a virtual tour and finally I used Sketch Up to create a house, which I put into Lumion to furnish.”

Abby: “Firstly, I gained an insight into InDesign and updated some of Waldeck’s current brochure templates, and I then had the opportunity to see how a website worked from the editing side.

“I also developed a recycling campaign and looked at different social media platforms and researched relevant industry hashtags.”

What skills have you learnt or developed during your time at Waldeck?

Jessica: “I have learnt how to use a variety of different software that I probably would never have known about if I had gone somewhere else.”

Abby: “From working with the marketing team, I have seen the importance of branding to maintain a company’s image and other skills, such as team work, which I can use in the future.”

What tasks did you enjoy the most and why?

Jessica: “I enjoyed everything, but especially Lumion. It was easy to pick up and I had fun experimenting with what I could do.”

Abby: “Some of the highlights for me have been doing some important research for the offices, getting to create some presentations and working with the website. I enjoyed these parts because of being able to be creative.”

Has work experience at Waldeck provided you with insight as to what working in the industry is like?

Jessica: “It has definitely given me an insight into the industry and I would love to go more into it, mainly because the software was much more interesting than I thought it would be.”

Abby: “I have really enjoyed my work experience because of what I want to do in the future which is follow a technology route and I got to experience it. I would recommend this placement to anybody who has an interest in business and technology.”

Becky Hicks, Senior Resourcing Officer and work experience lead, said: “Abby, Jessica and our other work experience students all showed a keen attitude to learn about our company and the areas they have been working in.

“Work experience is such a valuable part of growing up and we work with local schools to host students, who have a keen interest in our core areas of engineering, architecture and technology, but also across other areas of the business, such as marketing.”

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