Work Experience at Airedale
A student from a local school recently completed work experience with Airedale, so we asked her a few questions to find out what she thought about it
1. Introduce yourself!
My name is Eleanor and I attend Cardinal Heenan high school. I have been doing work experience at Airedale for the past 10 days, I wanted it to give me an insight into the world of work and for me to be able to see which career paths would suit me best.
2. What did you do?
I helped out in different departments such as HR, Marketing, Health and Safety and Finance. I created posters to advertise products, researched new products and looked at payment terms for different companies.
3. What did you enjoy the most?
I really enjoyed HR and Marketing as I felt I had skills that were useful in both areas. These were areas that I was interested in already and I would like to experience them more.
4. What did you least enjoy?
Finance has been a challenge, however the point of work experience is to find out what you don’t like as well as what you like.
5. How did you feel on your first day?
On my first day I felt nervous but I didn’t need to be because everyone was so nice and I settled in well.
6. How did you feel on your last day?
On my last day I felt that I had gained much more experience and confidence within the workplace that I can use when being interviewed for a job.
7. What do you know about Airedale now?
I now know a bit more about what Airedale make and sell, I did research on building management systems which was interesting.
8. What have you learnt during your work experience?
I have learnt that work is completely different to school because you are trusted to get on with your work and have much more responsibility. This makes it a very comfortable environment.
9. Has work experience been different to what you expected?
Work experience has been different to what I expected because the people are very friendly.
10. Has it helped you to decide what you might want to do in future?
It has helped me decide what kind of job I would be more suited to.
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