I was lucky enough to get the opportunity of working at SMT GB for a week’s Work Experience. I have learnt a lot and as a university Journalism student, it has taught me a lot about writing for a magazine. Experience is always needed in addition to a course qualification as it actually teaches life skills that a university can’t teach.
My first day was filled with nerves but that soon disappeared after meeting the lovely staff at the Duxford office. My Aunty, Amy Metcalfe then showed me around the building to meet everyone and to look at the construction equipment on the site… the haulers are huge! After the tour, I was given control of the ‘SMT GB’ Twitter account and managed it on Tweetdeck which was difficult at first due to not really using Twitter myself but I soon got the hang of it. The rest of the day was spent writing articles for SMT’s internal magazine and I finished the day off with tweeting about new merchandise.
A lot of my second day was spent in the car and we first headed over to Rickmar Plant Sales to interview the team. They were all really lovely and after we had taken down enough notes, we took a few photos to feature in the Voice magazine alongside the article. We then went to the Birmingham office and interviewed Joe and Eddie there for articles in the internal magazine. It was a long drive back to the office and then I started writing out the articles that I had taken notes on during the day.