Louis Jones, a Digital and Social Media Marketing student from the University of Huddersfield, spent one week at Bob’s Business. During his time with the company, he learned about how the business operates and gained hands-on experience and insights into the everyday day life of a cyber security marketer.
Louis wasted no time getting involved with the marketing team and it was great to see that he thoroughly enjoyed his time at Bob’s, here’s what he had to say:
“My dad always taught me two things: the good things in life never come easy and that if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing well. Both of these, it turned out, would be relevant to my week at Bob’s Business.”
I started my week in Bob’s Business full of nerves and worries. Would they be nice? Would I be challenged and learn during my week there? Am I going to end up just making drinks? I was filled with apprehension at what lay ahead. As my time in the Bob’s Business marketing team has come to an end, all I need to say to sum it up is this: I wish could stay here longer.
I arrived at the beginning of a busy week at Bob’s Business, as the company was heading to the Infosecurity Europe conference at the London Olympia, so from the start I knew that I was going to be challenged and Bob’s didn’t disappoint.
My work experience started with in-depth competitor analysis by researching companies attending the conference. I wrote press releases regarding the company’s impressive recent rebrand and shadowed members of the team as they attended meetings with other companies, which allowed me to learn more about the inner workings of the industry.
Despite not having the most extensive knowledge about the cyber security industry, having just completed my first year doing a Digital and Social Media Marketing degree, the company were really happy to help expand my knowledge in both these areas, giving me the knowledge that I can take away and apply with confidence.
The best thing about my week at Bob’s Business was how I was welcomed into the team. They really treated me as one of their own, I didn’t feel like an outsider. If I needed help or had a question to ask, I wasn’t afraid to ask.
The marketing team really helped me to feel at ease and allowed me to approach any tasks I had in my own way, allowing me the freedom to really showcase what I felt I had to offer. The press release they tasked me to complete, when finished, was received with a pat on the back. When I was asked to provide an analysis of their social media and how they could adapt it, they keenly listened to my feedback. I genuinely felt I’d contributed to the company.
In summary, my advice to anyone thinking of doing an internship or working for Bob’s Business: Do it. In my short time here, I feel like I’ve learned things that I will definitely be able to take with me in my future career. The people here are amazing, not just in a work sense, but in the sense that they are people that you could become good friends with. I won’t forget my time at Bob’s. Thanks guys!
By Louis Jones
At Bob’s Business, we are constantly on the lookout for individuals within the local pool of talent who are wanting to gain real-world work experience. If you are interested in gaining some work experience or know of somebody who is, please feel free to contact us on 0330 058 3009 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.