At Nationwide Lifts & Escalators we feel it is vital now more than ever to get relevant work experience the climate for jobs is ever changing and being ahead of the game with some industry knowledge behind you and a taste of life in work is vital to progression in a very competitive marketplace.
This week we opened the door to some fresh young talent in Niall who has joined us on a Industry placement from Sunderland College, its the first time we have taken on a student placement and what a breath of fresh air in the office, we are learning as much from him as hopefully he is learning from us, its been a week of going over our marketing strategies and sharpening up the look of our Socials and more.
Lets get to know him a little better.
What made you choose the course you are currently doing?
I chose Business Studies because of my interest in the subject generated in school where I was first introduced to the aspects of life in a business. During that time, I learned the importance of all the departments involved in the running of a business and how universal the skills that you learn can be. It was because of this that made me want to further my knowledge in the subject and pursue the subject at College.
How important do you think it is to get out and get work experience?
I think work experience is vital in preparation for starting working life. It enables you to enhance and learn new skills as well as make contacts in different industries. Taking part in work experience also gives you the opportunity to explore different options in order to get a clearer vision on where it is you want to go next and know the steps you need to take to get there and to get a taste of life in work.
How has Covid-19 affected your College Life?
With the current measures in place we must wear masks whilst in the corridors and sanitise our hands when we pass the stations around College. The biggest changes are having lessons cut short by about 10 minutes so that lecturers can sanitise desks, laptops and computers as well as adapting to remote learning. It is also prohibited to mix with other students from other classes to eliminate the chances of passing Covid-19 between classes. All these measures are in place to continue regular learning and reduce absences or quarantines of classes.
What are you hoping to get out of the placement?
I am hoping to expand my knowledge of marketing and develop my skills related to that area. I also hope that during my placement it will prepare me for what I choose to do after College. I am confident that my time at Nationwide Lifts will provide me with valuable experience that I will be able to carry with me onto my next step.
What are you looking to do after College?
I am still considering where to go and what to do once I leave College whether that is further education or entering the workplace. However, I am sure by completing my work placement it will help me come to a decision.
Nationwide Lifts & Escalators specialise in all types of Lift Maintenance, Lift Repairs, Lift Upgrades, Lift Modernisation and New Lifts throughout the UK. With offices located across the United Kingdom, we are able to provide a fully comprehensive package to all our clients.