Hi, I’m Harry, and today is my last day on my Supported Internship with Skills Launchpad Plymouth.
Over the past four months, I have been gaining experience working with local people in the role of Administration Assistant.
During this placement I have been working alongside the Youth Hub Coordinator, Rhianne, to provide face-to-face customer service support from the first floor of Barclays in the city centre, and it’s helped me to gain many skills that I hope will transfer well into my next placement and future job roles.
Some of the tasks and responsibilities I have had in this placement include:
making follow up phone calls and texts to members
taking part in online training courses
networking and connecting with people from different organisations including Groundwork South, Prince’s Trust and Care Journeys
helping to voice the views of young people for the Youth Hub evaluation
helping to develop content and ideas for focus groups via a SWOT analysis
creating spreadsheets and data inputting
reviewing digital content for accessibility
preparing marketing materials for events including team outreach packs
attending online meetings on Microsoft Teams
taking part in a group careers information session
developing my CV and cover letters
shadowing team members to gain a better understanding of their roles.
Overall, my time working at Skills Launchpad Plymouth has been an incredible experience and I have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. I have met many amazing people who have been extremely helpful and supportive. I would highly recommend doing a Supported Internship as the last few months have been great for me.
Harry accessed this work placement through his course with City College Plymouth. For more information see here - Supported Internship Programme with Plymouth City Council | City College Plymouth (cityplym.ac.uk)