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I did work experience for a year after my A-Levels as I wasn't sure what I wanted to do as a job. During this time I found out more about PR and communication and decided to pursue this as a career and go to University. I was a volunteer for my local radio station's charity phone line as well as doing an unpaid placement at Warner Music
I looked after PR for various clients including motorsport teams and championships, new homes builders, solicitors. I ran corporate events and looked after buying space in newspaper and time on the radio for advertising.
Internal communication is responsible for taking lots of information and being able to break it down in to meaningful chunks of text, video, posters etc to get across your message.
I worked with a great team and loved going to work.
This job taught me a lot of things, including trying to remain calm under pressure and multi-tasking or juggling lots of separate projects/customers.
As Internal Communication Manager I am responsible for keeping our employees up-to-date with what is going on in our company. I work really closely with our Managing Director and get to go to different offices to meet lots of people. I organise big events for people in our company. I also get to travel to Germany and I worked in the Netherlands for 18 months. There are loads of opportunities to help create job which suits your skills and interest.
I love detail and planning and have a passion for communicating with people. I love working in an office and catching up with people. Having skills to build great working relationships with people is really important to being able to do your job well.
I told my career advisor that I wanted to be a Children's TV presenter and that was basically the end of my career meeting!
I wouldn't worry so much about which subjects I picked to study. Once you get on the career ladder no one asks you what you studied.