My time at Precedent
By Matt Rickard, summer work experience in business development at Precedent
Continuing with our mini series, we hear from Matt who worked here over the summer.
During my summer holidays I realised it would be a good idea to get some work experience. So I set about getting some and it just so happened that our school had a few fiercely competitive slots open.
I looked for something that I was interested in and considering I am taking both IT and computing as A levels, Precedent fitted the bill perfectly. I wanted to learn more about what relevance both my subjects had in an actual computer based business.
I would be shadowing one of the directors of Precedent, Mark Sherwin. He then showed all the meetings I could attend which turned out to be around two a day. This gave me a chance to see how a digital project runs from just a brainstorm all the way up until final pitch in front of clients with lots in-between. Other than going to meetings I have been involved in market research and testing.
All these roles gave me insight into the inner workings of the company and the stages taken to get large projects done. It has also shown me what I might like to do with regard to a career, and I have seen that coding is not for me, but rather the sales side interests me more.
I feel that precedent has really helped me to explore the world of work while showing me that it’s not all bad especially when working in an office filled with really engaging and interesting people. I have also gained some great skills that I can use when I go back to school to do my website project. Coming to the end of my work experience will be sad and I am going to miss working here but I must say I have no issue saying good bye to my 2 hour commute every day.
On a serious note I am hugely grateful to everyone that has allowed me to sit in on their meetings and for being generally a very friendly company with very nice staff.
We’re always on the lookout for ambitious graduates, so if you think you or someone you know might benefit from work experience in a digital agency such as Precedent don’t hesitate to get in touch. Email your CV to email@example.com and we’ll let you know what we have to offer.