Hello, my name is Harry, I’m 15 and have been doing my Work experience at Dogs Trust Head Office.
This is my week so far….
Six O’clock, Monday morning, half asleep, I found myself trekking to St Albans City Station to begin my first ever commute. I didn’t think trains even ran this early, but soon enough I found myself leaving one at Farringdon station. After purchasing and quickly devouring a bacon sandwich, I climbed the tall staircase of the Dogs Trust headquarters in Angel, Central London which is to be my ‘workplace’ for the week.
I have been placed into the Digital Marketing Team, who are in charge of running all of Dogs Trust’s online presence.
On Monday and Tuesday, I had been making a video about what it’s like to work in the office. I interviewed two people who work here to gain an insight into life in the Dogs Trust office. My first task was to compile a list of questions about working in the office, and then I carried out the two interviews before taking some clips of the building then edited it all using Microsoft Movie Maker. The filming was all done using a handheld, Flip camera.
Wednesday - I had a tour of the building which has taught me how a company is run and also the number of people it take to keep the organisation going. I was invited to attend a meeting about the new website for the ICAWC conference which was very interesting. Both of these have given me a greater insight to the work that Dogs Trust does and how that work is done.
You can watch my video below..
I’m glad that I chose to do my work experience at Dogs Trust, the people are all nice and the atmosphere is good. I also genuinely feel as if I have accomplished something already, and it has also been more enjoyable than I was expecting it to be. I have definitely gained experience of a working environment which could very possibly prove invaluable in the future. And I’m only on my third day!