Work Experience at Slough Aspire POSTED BY AVAIS KHAN, JUNE 2017 


My Work Experience at Slough Aspire 

My Work Experience at Slough Aspire 
Over the last 12 weeks on every Thursday, I have been fortunate enough to be working at Slough Aspire as a placement for extra-curricular activities alongside completing my final year of A-Levels. Originally, when I was contacted by my school and told that I was going to be working here at Slough Aspire, I didn’t really know what to think as I had never heard of the company or actually known where it was located on Slough Trading Estate. I was feeling very nervous initially and didn’t know what to say or do as I was of course in a foreign environment but very quickly I began to settle in due to the general good will and kind heartedness of the Slough Aspire team. 
During my time here, I got to take part in a multitude of different activities and events that helped me in more ways than one. The roles and responsibilities that I was assigned included but were not limited to; working at front desk greeting and guiding visitors, preparing marketing packs, organising room layouts for events or pop up office or just assistance in whatever needs to be done at a given time. This allowed me to both learn new skills and improve and develop others; for example learning how to act more spontaneously, having a greater sense of organisation, being able to communicate when I find myself in need of help, building my confidence in terms of allowing myself to interact more freely with new team members or visitors that I may not know and the list could go on. 
Overall I have found this experience an invaluable and captivating one which will help me a great deal in wherever I go in the future. I have learnt what it’s like to be working in a real life business setting and being a part of a team which relies on each other and supports one another which will surely be useful in any field/job. I would like to especially thank Fiona Jones ( Chief Executive) for allowing me this amazing opportunity and directing me through everything I needed to accomplish in a friendly and simple way, Andrea Hurman who was truly a pleasure to work with and made everything seem so straightforward in times where I struggled, Sara Loughlin who was always a friendly face and made working appear comfortable with friendly conversations and Amelia Plaister who was a fun individual that I got on with most of the time and pushed me and kept me focused, although most was probably out of Sympathy for me being a novice. 
All the best. 
Avais Khan - Herschel Grammar 
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