Last week our latest work experience candidate, Caitlin, left us after two weeks. Not only did she leave us a lovely box of chocolates (thank you!!) but a blog post as well

"Part of my sports and exercise science course was to see what it is like to work in a sports related environment. I chose Experience the Country because they offer a variety of different activities and it fits in very well with my course. Throughout my time here I have been asked to help with a number of jobs which involve accounting, marketing, hospitality, setting up for a couple of events, etc. One of the jobs I was given was to edit a video of an event that took place. Video editing is a massive hobby of mine so I was extremely excited.

I have enjoyed working at a computer as well as setting up for events because it has given me the chance to experience two different ways of working. I have also had the chance to go out on the segways which was the highlight of my time here, I had never gone on a segway before and the views along the way made the experience ten times better. I also had the opportunity to go out on the off road course with Mark which was scary at first but in the end it was incredible to see what a Land Rover could do. Towards the end of the course I was told that I could take over and have a go at driving the vehicle myself. I had never driven a car before so I was a little sceptical at first but once I was taught how to do it, it was fun! I never knew there was so much to driving.

I had the pleasure of working with a lovely team who showed me how to deal with invoices, advertise for the business and show me how to organise a big event. It was very interesting to see what it takes to run a successful business and the effort that goes into it.

Doing this work experience has helped me come out of my shell and become a lot more confident"

Good luck with your studies Caitlin, we hope to see you again soon.




Experience the Country is based at Hounslow Hall Estate on the western edge of Milton Keynes (http://www.hounslowhallestate.co.uk).