Work Placement: EP Scheme University Of Kent
creativity is the soul of the true scholar
It’s the start of term for many people this week, but at Giant Campus the learning never stops.
For the last two weeks, Giant Towers has played host to students from the University of Kent giving them an insight into the world of a digital marketing agency.
As part of the universities EP Scheme, these students were awarded work experience with us after racking up a number of points by taking part in co-curricular activities. During the two weeks spent with us, they rotated departments to get an understanding of everything involved in our organisation. This involved a day or two in Giant Campus, Digital Creative, SEO/PPC, Marketing, Office and Finance. Each department had tasks for them to complete and they all did a wonderful job.
Whilst they spent time with Giant Campus they were tasked with coming up with some creative campaign ideas, pitching them to the team and then coming up with a strategy to implement them. In order to do come up with these campaigns, they had to identify our brand, tone of voice and unique selling points by use of online research and asking the team questions.
We love to educate people in creative ways, if you’ve attended one of our courses then you’ll have experienced this first hand. Letting the students have complete creative freedom in this project was imperative and they really did deliver. We can’t give away any of their awesome ideas, but you may see them floating about in the future.
The ability to think creatively and outside of the box is becoming more and more important in the workplace, with more employers recruiting people with creative degrees and backgrounds. It’s time to recognise the importance and value of creative education.
“My work experience at Giant Campus has been great! Danny and Amber have been very supportive and friendly making me feel welcomed. This work experience placement has given me the opportunity to get a real insight into marketing, where I put my thinking into creating new marketing campaigns. Not only was this exciting, but I developed my creative thinking skills in order to generate ideas and was introduced to digital marketing e-learning courses and concepts which will be invaluable in my future career. This is everything I could have asked for from Giant Campus.”
– Harigna Hinglajia
“My time working in the Giant Campus team was short but sweet. I was given the opportunity to come up with ideas for real-life marketing campaigns and then present them to Danny and Amber – a bit like Dragons Den! This was a very enjoyable task in which I gained a valuable insight into what they get up to as well as constructive feedback that I can use if faced with a similar task again.”
– Dom Boorman
Keep a lookout for these guys in the future! It’s been a delight working with them all, they’ve worked super hard and each and every one has impressed us on a daily basis. Good luck!
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