We have long been champions of educating the world in the ways of great presentations. Over the years we’ve enjoyed hosting training sessions for customers, sending Simon out to speak at international events and welcoming the great and the good of Russian business to Eyeful Towers. But we have never had a work experience student spend time with us.
We recently rectified this error, welcoming James to our offices in leafy Leicestershire for a week of Eyefulness. James’ career interest lies in digital design, so we were happy to throw open our doors and welcome him in the hope that we could all learn something new!
Unsurprisingly, this 15 year old student was a little nervous on his first day but James confirmed (of his own free will) that ”everyone made me feel really welcome”.
Dismissing stories we’ve heard about the correlation between work experience, tea making and filing, we treated James to a whirlwind week.
We included James spending time with all the teams and learning how they interact effectively. He also learnt how to edit a video and create his own voice over for a webinar presentation, create complex custom shows and we revealed a number of our tricks of the trade. We’ll be sharing the product of his endeavours soon, so watch this space! He also managed to make us all feel really old with his fresh face and youthful energy!
His time with the ‘behind the scenes’ teams taught him about managing budgets through time sheets, how we ensure our customer is ALWAYS king through careful quality control and great customer service, and a glimpsed inside the world of Eyeful marketing.
James was surprised that a busy and successful office also found time for the fun stuff too, “We had a quick fire game of Pictionary and played Frisbee at lunch which made us feel fresh and ready to work hard in the final push to meet deadlines.” (I think you’ll find that’s exceed deadlines, James!!)
When asked to sum up his week at Eyeful he said, “I’ve had the best time, thanks” and he bought doughnuts too, which makes him a top candidate for future success in our eyes.