When I first came to Prova on the 2nd January I was unsure of what to expect. Overall, ‘unsure’ would sum up my general attitude towards my future career at this time. I had done work experience before at a newspaper and had spent the majority of the week twiddling my thumbs. I didn’t feel as if I had accomplished much apart from an extra name on my CV. When I turned up to Prova, on their first day back after Christmas, I had a bad feeling that things could be similar- how wrong I was about to be!
From the minute I came through the front door I was politely greeted by Sarah who explained the history and layout of the company. She then introduced me to the rest of team at Prova who also seemed very friendly and approachable. Once I had settled in and logged onto a computer I was thrilled to discover that Aimee had emailed a big list of work she wanted me to get stuck into.
I was in an office with Faye, Gemma and David who all kindly helped me understand what I needed to do. ‘Just shout if you need any more help’ they said. After I had finished a piece of work they suggested ways that I could improve it which helped progress my writing skills and is greatly appreciated. I enjoyed my time in the office with them and they made me feel very welcome.
During the week I got the opportunity to see what working for a PR company is like. I got the chance to write press releases, research businesses online and experience conversations with the media. As well as this, I was able to get an insight into what a busy automotive PR office was like with an important motor show (Autosport International) only a few days away. All of this experience has contributed to me feeling more assured of how I can perform in future offices I walk into.
To conclude, my week at Prova has been extremely beneficial to me as I have been given a brilliant insight into the world of PR that I am going to explore further. Everyone at the company has been very kind and friendly. I would certainly recommend work experience at Prova. It is also a place that I would definitely like to return to for more experience in the future.
Thank you and all the best to everyone at Prova!