This is not your average office at all
Wasim has been with us for a fortnight and shared his experiences in the post below:
My name is Wasim, I’m 15 and I’m writing about my 2 week work experience placement at Ruder Finn. Here I am on my last day, trying to make the most of it. Straight from the first day I knew it wasn’t going to be your average office, the guys play ps3 in the corner, everyone just casually has a laugh with each other and there’s a coffee machine that tells you what to do!
Yeah not average at all.
As I walked in I was welcomed by Natalie who showed me around and introduced me to the people in the office. My nerves disappeared as everyone made me feel part of their team and I was shown to my seat by Natalie, which was where the healthcare department work. I was glued to my seat for almost the whole day and my lips were sealed, that for me was unbelievable. By Wednesday I was beginning to feel comfortable and started to have conversations with the people around me. To help me understand PR different members of the Ruder Finn departments sat down with me and told me about what they do which I found really interesting - thanks! (Brittany, Mark, Clemmie, Abigail and Sarah).
The whole reason for choosing Ruder Finn was to be in a good working environment and gain experience. The environment here is very friendly and there was never a dull moment, it was relaxed and fun at the same time. I mean my definition of the word office is ‘come in, stare at the computer and go home’, but I guess Ruder Finn changed that, them having a laugh with each other doesn’t actually get in the way of their work as they’re really dedicated. Seriously this is probably the best place for any person who wants to do work experience; I hate offices but for some reason this one is just unique.
At lunchtime I would play FIFA with the guys and took the pride of the office, sorry Will. I would like to say thank you to the whole of Ruder Finn for making my work experience fun but thanks again to all the guys (for losing to me at FIFA), Ged (for always making sure I’m ok ), Glover (for being my teacher when I’m doing the teaching), Sarah(for being the guiding light..), Josie (for answering every question I threw at her and showing me how to do my job) and to Natalie (for looking out for me and helping me out with everything), but thanks to the whole team for the enjoyable experience.
All the best in the future!