AB Thinks  →  25th October 2016

Lessons learnt by a work experience student

Jack Knight

My time at AB has enhanced my skills and knowledge of the business world, which will be useful in my studies and later life.

Internal communications is a very important aspect for any business, so it was fascinating to see what AB creates for its clients’ employees. To be able to help the team for a short period of time was an amazing experience.

I enjoyed going along to photo shoots and video shoots, seeing firsthand how reporters get information for their articles. It was interesting to see how the reporters conduct themselves in a professional but approachable way, squeezing as much as they can from the situation to create readable, informative stories. I carried out research for the team, compiling ideas for small business advice, which enabled me to use the skills I have already learnt in my studies.

The AB team is unique; everyone in the office was welcoming and always happy to help. I was never pushed to the side and forgotten about. They were happy to explain what needed doing, while always being friendly and informative when I had any questions.

I was asked to rewrite an article, which pushed me out of my comfort zone; I took the opportunity with both hands and hopefully did myself some justification. These experiences have been intriguing, and trying new things will definitively have a positive impact when I go into the working world.

Overall my time at AB has been really fun. I have learnt lots and will use my time here in a positive way to enhance my growing skillset. I‰’d like to thank MD Katie Macaulay for the opportunity and the AB team for being great over the last two weeks.