Work Experience Blog: Freya Kay

This week has been a fantastic experience to enable me to understand in better detail how an office works. Everyone who works here is friendly and show willing to be helpful. However, they throw you into the deep end. This, by no means is a bad thing. It allows you to get the best out of work experience and has really improved my confidence into what I can do. Most of my friends have probably spent their weeks making tea and coffee for their employers. However, I have not had time to do this as Jess has always got something new for me to have a go at. It has allowed me to open up to new people who have invited me in to their company with pleasure. It has been a really enjoyable experience and I would love to come back and do some more work for them in the future.

I walked into the office on Monday morning feeling quite nervous about the day, but as soon as I walked in, I felt so welcome. My first activity on that morning was to write tweets for the company. I am not on twitter so I didn't really know what I was doing at first, but then I soon got into it. Jess helped me to schedule these tweets on a programme called buffer. This allows the tweets to be released later on in the week and the activity gave me to get a greater understanding into the media side of the company. Following that, I drew some walking routes on the maps to complete holiday packs for the customers.

Throughout the week I have written many blogs for holiday destinations along the Cotswold Way. It has given me an insight into the areas which Compass holidays go to. They are all in the countryside and the beautiful valleys. I have also done some competitor analysis for the company so that they are able to compare prices for walks and accommodation along the South West Coastal Path. Luggage transfer labels and luggage booking forms have been a problem for Jess and I, but we managed to tackle them due to patience and determination.

I would just like to say a massive thank you to the company, Jess in particular. She has made a massive difference to this week's work experience and has made it a really enjoyable. She has been so helpful and supportive, just like everyone else in the team. It is a company I would really recommend to anyone else doing work experience for the first time.

  • We loved our holiday in the Cotswolds, thank you for all of the arrangements! | H & H Netherlands
  • The walks were good and beautifully picked + the bags were perfectly delivered! | H & H Netherlands
  • We had a very good time and will come back with friends and recommend you and this kind of holiday - Thanks a lot! | A Christophe
  • Although the weather has not been ideal, i.e. we had a lot of rain - we really enjoyed the tour! And it was no problem biking with the dog on the tour - he enjoyed it too! | C Ramrath
  • I have a lot of thanks for the perfect organisation and we'll happily recommend your holiday agency! | D Stephan

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