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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