Work Experience Week
Last week we had local GCSE student Henry in the office on a work experience placement. Having recently delivered a careers workshop for students in Doncaster, 3D Designer Harriet was Henry’s mentor for the week: “It’s great to work with young people and tell them about what we do. Interpretive design in the museum and heritage industry isn’t always a career path young people are aware of and can feel like a very niche area of work. However, there are a huge number of transferable skills across a broad spectrum of services that we offer and it’s great to show students how exciting it really is to work on such fascinating projects.”
Henry’s work experience programme included learning new software such as InDesign and SketchUp, image content research, designing projected backdrop graphics for a client event and practical experience in production departments. He said: "I like art and history, but I wanted to try a bit of everything. On my first day, like any teen with no idea of what going to happen - I was nervous. My nerves didn't matter though. I got to meet many people - nice people! Everyone was kind to me and really tried to help me if I was stuck. The program was perfect. I've learnt everything I wanted, and more!”
Thanks to Henry for helping us out, we all hope it was enjoyable and we can work with more students in the future to inspire them to get involved in heritage interpretation and design.