I sit here wondering how I got in this chair, surrounded by all these professional people, but then I remember how hard I worked at boot camp to get to where I am at this moment in time (camels are really hard to make!).
You could say I see this desk I have as a representation of my hard-work and the dedication I have, and always will, put into this new career I’m exploring.
I mean, I can actually call these things mine? You could say I earned this desk.
Reflecting back, let’s take a look at my first week in detail. Naturally, on my first day I was very nervous, and whilst boot camp prepared me well, I still had absolutely no clue of what to expect!
The first day I created a presentation about my boot camp experience and create my own twitter account; we started off easy. One of the things that Mike has said is that we learn by doing, so I guess I’m going to be in the deep end quite a lot.
The second day I learned more about the Digital Apprentice role and researched a few blogs, all in preparation for my own! I looked into apprenticeship blogs that I could relate to. I’m learning a lot about the world of L&D and HR and aim to post regularly about apprenticeships and young people as well as HR and Learning & Development. Don’t forget to check out my twitter account @Little_Figs.
The third day was all about preparing my very first blog, so I created a WordPress account and worked on my first blog: “I Survived Boot Camp!”. We talked about structure and sharing experiences and writing from the heart.
Thursday was different to what I expected as we were out of the office and at my first event. Mike and I attended a Digital Marketing conference hosted by On The Edge, where we learned all about content strategy and digital marketing, Google analytics and much more! You could say it was a long day and a few things went over my head. If you’re interested in learning more here is the link to the presentations from the day.
The last day of the week was about brainstorming my own ideas, putting my own twist and sharing my input on future promos.
I created a presentation on my new project (I’m keeping it close to my chest for now), but be ready, you’re in for a treat! (hint hint)
The last thing I did on Friday was become a member of the DPG Community. This is a social network a little like Facebook that supports all of the events and programmes that DPG deliver – a real emphasis is on using the community to connect with our customers and share information. Check it out!
The one thing that stood out to me in my first week is how friendly and how involved everyone is within DPG, a great team to be a part of.
So, now I’m on my second week at DPG. What tasks will I take on next? Stay tuned to find out…