My name is Ellie Cotton, I am 16 years old and currently at Ryde Academy Sixth Form, studying Business as a double award. I am really interested in marketing which is why I chose to go to Solent for my work experience. Over the week I felt I learnt many different aspects of marketing – from editing photos to actually going out and meeting clients.
On one occasion I visited the Isle of Wight Brewery, to be shown around and taught all about how the alcohol is brewed and the different ingredients that are involved in the process. On returning to the office I had the opportunity to edit the photos that were going to be used for a future article.
Whilst being in the office I was set many tasks which included, calling clients to arrange delivery dates and also calling round several restaurants to gather information regarding advertising.
I felt this week was really beneficial to me and helped me gain a wealth of experience within the marketing industry.
I also feel it has given me more confidence within myself as well as a clearer idea about what career path I want to go down in the future.
I would like to say a big thank-you to Christie-Lee for giving me this opportunity as well as the rest of the team that made me feel welcome as soon as I walked through the door and helped me along the way too! Look forward to seeing you all again in the future.