My first IC experience
Last week, we invited A-Level student Lizzie White to join the team for her first glimpse into the world of internal comms. From writing copy to getting her head around our virtual model, here’s how she found her time at the 44 office…
“I spent two days working alongside the 44 team, learning what goes on behind the scenes at one of the UK’s most successful internal communications agencies.
“Everyone was very friendly and welcoming, and I was always encouraged to push myself. I wrote a short article about a promotional video, learnt about the importance of tone and style in my copy, got involved in team meetings, and I was also given tips on proofreading. These are all skills I’ve been developing at school, and it’s been really rewarding to apply them in a work environment.
“As I’m currently studying for my A-Levels, experiencing the working world has definitely helped me choose where I want to go next. Writing for and co-editing my school magazine has increased my interest in journalism and the media, and I want to study something in this field when I go to university.
“The importance of internal comms in the modern workplace is undeniable, and as we move closer and closer to a digital world, the way companies communicate with its workforce is always developing. It was inspiring to see how all the cogs turn at 44 – how different areas of expertise work together to produce a finished product, and how everyone contributes their part to the successful 44 business model.
“These two days have been invaluable and have really furthered my interest in journalism and communications. I hadn’t experienced working in an office environment before, but I found it easy to perform to my best in such a creative and friendly company. I’m going to make the most of the skills I’ve picked up in my time here and start putting them into practice – during the rest of my education and the start of my career.”
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