The end of the summer is nearly in sight, and Harry, a Career Ready student has completed his 10 week paid work experience with us in our marketing department.
Here we hear from Harry and how he found his time with Mobile Mini:
“It has been great being part of the Mobile Mini marketing department, and actually having my own role and projects to complete. Working on a diverse range of marketing activities has given me a true insight into life in a busy marketing department, and also given me a depth of experience and developed my skills.
Within my first week, I headed off to our Bridgend branch, with Marketing Executive Victoria Cornfield. The objective of the trip was to carry out a photoshoot of their new branch premises for a press release as well as meet the team for a feature in our internal newsletter, the Grapevine. This was an experience in itself, as it was my first time on a plane! I was nervous to say the least! However, it all turned out OK, and it’s another tick of the list of things I have achieved.
My weeks to follow, were a little less scary. My main role and responsibility whilst with Mobile Mini for the summer was to look after our sister company, Mr Box, social media sites. This included growing their presence on all social media sites from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. From researching topical subjects in the news to creating daily posts.
To develop my digital marketing skills, I also got involved in researching and writing blogs to be featured on our websites as well as attend meetings with our digital agency.
My days were often full of variety, with the exception when I spent a week and a half stuffing envelopes for a marketing campaign! I realised all my hard work was paying off though when I heard the customer enquiries coming through on the phone or on email. It gave me a great insight into life in a marketing department. No two days are the same and it is always full of variety!
On a personal note, just like last summer, my levels of confidence have grown which will not only help me in future work placements but also as I head off to university next month. Working at Mobile Mini has really shown me what a great place it is to work. I have been made to feel completely at home, and I am forever thankful for the countless experiences I have had with amazing people.
Thank you Mobile Mini for everything and all the best for the future”.