I have also been working with the web developer Carl with the website development performing a variety of tasks such as creating new pages and working with the E-Commerce platforms. This in particular has helped through experience with real sites, instead of pre-produced scenarios created in college lessons.
The most unique challenges in my work placement have been in providing IT solutions for different purposes. This has varied from simple shortcuts to trying to draw information from API’s. This is helpful for my future plans with university studies in cyber security and networking, where similar skills are needed to work effectively.
The placement has also provided me with general skills which I can apply in everyday life as well as in other industries. This includes the structure of my professional communication, helping to build rapport and share information efficiently.
Overall, the placement has helped me to create a positive mindset towards work that I can carry through to future endeavours.
Lancashire Skills Pledge
My placement demonstrates the commitment whY-us? has shown towards supporting people develop skills and experience in enterprise through the Lancashire Skills Pledge.
The Lancashire Skills Pledge brings together business and education providers to address skill shortages and boost productivity.
For facilitating my work placement and their continued commitment in supporting people into work, whY-us? was awarded a Lancashire Skills Pledge certificate at a recent celebration event at Preston County Hall.
whY-us? have also recently recruited Kelsey Pilkington, a 2nd year BA (Hons) Digital Marketing Apprenticeship at UCLan to a full time Marketing Executive position.