In June, Action Sustainability hosted a local work experience student, through the Inspire! Education Business Partnership initiative set up through Hackney local council.
Each of the marketing team members guided Aliyah during the week and got her to experience marketing “first-hand” with various planned tasks. Aliyah reported that she had a great time with us and really gained confidence as the week progressed.
You can also hear her experience first hand:
”My experience at Action Sustainability was amazing. The staff (consultants and managers) were extremely welcoming, this really helped me settle in easily as the atmosphere was very hospitable. One thing that was really good was the variety of tasks and the organised timetable. This was really good as it almost realistically mirrored a busy workday. Because of this, I am really prepared for future work.
For example, the meetings were very useful as I gained an insight on behaviour in a professional environment. I learnt a lot about the company and gained many transferable skills.
I also really liked exploring the Supply Chain Sustainability School website. With the detailed and interactive e-learning modules, it is impossible not to learn something. I surprisingly gained a strong interest in sustainability and workers’ rights and am considering it as a learning option for the future.
Overall, it was a valuable experience that I will never forget, and I cannot thank the staff at Action Sustainability enough for giving me this wonderful opportunity.”
“We really enjoyed having Aliyah as part of the team, she was a great asset to the team and it was great to deliver social value in the local community, which is something that we are committed to at Action Sustainability. As a previous apprentice, it was great to help Aliyah on her journey of discovery of potential career paths. Nowadays, there is so much pressure put on young people to know what they ultimately want to do as a career, having little, or no experience in different fields.
During her week with us, Aliyah completed various different marketing and digital marketing tasks and it was great to hear at the end of the week that Aliyah would consider completing an apprenticeship which she admitted was something that she previously would not have necessarily considered.
Overall, it was a great experience working with, and helping a student in the local community, and this is something that Action Sustainability will be conducting again in the future.”