Published: 15 February 2018

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We’ve been lucky to spend the week with the fantastic Michelle, our work-experience student, who joined us for a four-day placement in February. She wanted to learn what it was like to work in a modern business. Here's what she had to say about her experience:

My Work Experience at Automated Intelligence by Michelle Hamilton

During the middle of February, I completed a 4-day work experience at Automated Intelligence. It was a very informative, beneficial and enjoyable experience. I was able to take part in many different parts of the business from human resources to finance and even marketing.

I was given the responsibility of sorting out debit card and credit card payments, creating an organisational chart, filling out annual leave documents, updating the latest deals and much much more.

In addition, I was shown how to create and update a website, how advertisements are made and constantly used to raise awareness of new products entering the market, how the support staff are on hand to fix any problems and how to deal professionally with potential clients and partners.

It was incredible seeing how each different employee plays a significant part in the business and through the experience of being in their role it has allowed me to create a more accurate and wider grasp of a realistic career in this industry. It has also allowed me to put all the information I have learnt from school into action in a real-life setting as well as developing many skills throughout the four days.

Moreover, the realisation that this type of work is what I really enjoy has further inspired me to go on and consider degree courses or further qualifications I can gain so that I can pursue a career in business.

I really enjoyed my experience of working in Automated Intelligence. By being able to interact and talk to the other employees about their experience at Automated Intelligence and their process of getting into the company, I now have a wider awareness into the multiple options I have when I leave school. I am now in a better position to make an informed choice at the end of my school years into what pathway I will take.

From my work experience, I have learnt that the business industry is constantly growing and changing and so I know for sure I would never get bored! I am excited to see what the future has in store!