Hello, Creatives! In their 2015 survey, the UK Creative Media Workforce Survey revealed that 77 per cent had done unpaid work experience – which is a staggeringly high number.
Here at 99% Perspiration, we want to make sure that you make the most out of your work experience placement, so we’ve asked a few key bloggers to document their “work experience experience”, and share it with us; the good, the bad, and the ugly.
(Also, see Tim John’s article on tips for how to make the most of, and not screw up, your work experience placement.)
This coming Wednesday, Gemma begins her three-day work experience with ITV Tyne Tees. Not only will Gemma be shadowing members of their news team; writers, bulletin readers, editors… She’ll be getting hands-on experience, helping film & edit ITV’s journalistic content.
Currently the Culture Editor for young writing start-up Kettle Mag, amongst writing for many online publications, Gemma is in her final year at the University of Sunderland’s Journalism BA.
Vlog one; Gemma explains how she snagged work experience with ITV’s journalism team, explains her passion for journalism, and enthuses about what lies ahead at ITV.
To find out more about Gemma Hirst, you can check out her blog, and check back with 99% for Gemma’s next vlogs.
Want to share your work experience opportunities with us? We’re keen to share your stories; get in touch via our Twitter, @99Podcast.
And, as always,
Stay productive, stay awesome!
Executive Producer, 99% Perspiration