Last week we welcomed Ella Inglis and her friend Eilidh McDonagh as part of their school’s work experience programme Ella describes her experience below:-
“Living in the Scottish Borders, work experience would usually involve staying at home, getting a lift into wherever your placement is, (probably somewhere like a cafe, or a local school,) eating a packed lunch followed by getting a lift home in the evening. However; I am lucky enough to be here in Glasgow, staying with my aunties away from home, getting the underground into Mitchells Roberton each morning , where everybody seems happy to be, creating a friendly atmosphere, and then spending my lunch hour choosing one of many lovely places to eat, and shopping! Not only do I get to experience all this, I get to do it with one of my best friends, Eilidh!
I really enjoy coming in every day to learn new things about working, and learning new skills which I will use later on in life. I have been given many different tasks, which I find interesting, and it is very nice for me to actually get involved with day to day work in the office, such as writing this blog! Other things I have done include answering the phone calls at reception, learning how to use law pro (a programme which almost everyone in the office uses to input and receive information about clients, houses, and more), getting the mail ready to be posted, and even going to court!
This is my first time ever doing work experience, and despite only being here for a week, I feel I now have quite a good understanding of what it would be like to work in an office, and what each different department does, which is useful for me as I don’t yet know what I would like to work as when I am older, and I now know more about potential jobs.
Working 9 to 5 really doesn’t seem like very long here, as the days go so quickly, and it’s a shame that I’m only here for a week, but I have really enjoyed my placement here at Mitchells Roberton.”