My first day of work experience was a very nerve racking one as I really didn’t know what to expect as it was my first time doing anything like this. As I walked up the road to the main office I felt more confident as I thought how bad can it really be.
Pushing open the door a rush of excitement came over me as it all seemed real at last. The staff made me feel welcome keeping me occupied by asking me all sorts of questions and giving me a brief of the next two weeks, I felt a weight lifted off my shoulders when the other work experience person walked in.
From then on I have really enjoyed my time there, they’ve kept me really busy teaching me how to make packs for the houses that they are putting up for sale, window cards as well as adding clients to their systems to put them ones step closer to the house or flat they want, I know how to do background checks on clients and make sales and letting folders that are vital to the business. A nervous start has led to an incredibly enjoyable experience.
Written by Nichola’s son Harry Henty for World Youth Skills Day 2018