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Not so Great Expectations – part 2

Last week we had a guest blogger – Josh Andrews.  He was our first work experience student.  He talked about how daunting it had been, coming to a company and recruitment agency where he knew no-one and didn’t know what to expect.

Well,  let me tell you – we were just as nervous.  Would we have enough for them to do?  Would it take all our time & energy supporting them? Would we be able to behave appropriately? (We’re quite a raucous office.)

What a pleasant surprise we had with Josh.  Intelligent, articulate, able to take instruction – and remember it!  We struggle with that sometimes.  A concerted effort was made, not just to give him the menial tasks.  Yes, filing has to be done etc.  but seeing that he had a mature writing style, we asked him to write a couple of job adverts – we were very impressed and used them.

I guess the crux of the matter is that if both parties gain from the experience, it makes it all the richer.  So, I implore you to seriously consider taking on work experience students.  Give them a chance to shine.  You never know they may even teach you a thing or two.

 

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