I’m in year 10, attend Winchmore School and spent my work experience at Millfield which has been extremely successful.
I have been lucky enough to learn a variety of different things involving marketing and research to help me later on in life.
The past two weeks have taught me how to use websites such as Hootsuite, which enables you to make a Twitter or Facebook post in advance to posting it. I have also been able to research upcoming events that are taking place over the summer and have found out background information on their pieces and what they are about. As well as working in Millfield, I was also able to see the grounds at Forty Hall and attend a meeting there, plus spend time at the Dugdale Centre.
Working in the marketing department has given me a massive insight into how much hard work and time goes on behind the scenes to any show, exhibition or workshop. I have also learnt how to post events onto the website and have been able to write two of my own pieces talking about upcoming national days and promoting new performances which will be showing at either Millfield Theatre or the Dugdale Centre which have been displayed onto their websites! I am also now able to hyperlink and use excel confidently.
I will also be helping out at the box office during a performance tomorrow evening to conclude my time working at Millfield. The working environment here is great. The staff are all kind and friendly and they want you to be able to get the absolute most out of your time working here. They always ask if there is anything in particular that you want to know or learn, and before letting you get on with the work they will always make sure that you fully understand what it is you need to do. Everything that I have been taught over these past two weeks will most certainly be helpful for me in the future and I definitely believe that you should choose your work experience here!