After a very unproductive summer last year, I decided it was time to get as much experience as possible this time around.
This meant that I could enrich my CV with some new positions and contribute towards the key elements of the Work Experience module starting in third year (September 2018).
My first placement that I have stated this week, is at the Soil Association. The NGO is based in Bristol city centre. They are a charity that focus on sustainability via a number of key themes, from farming to supporting children’s meals at school.
Working at Waitrose has helped my understanding of the way the Soil Assocation functions. Particularly through the food side of things, since Waitrose sponsor the organisation. The John Lewis partnership have also formed their organic brand (Duchy) through the soil association, certifying many products to ensure they meet the correct standards.
My second placement commencing in August is a PR company based in Chepstow that specialise in technology, in particular tech start ups.
This will give me a good scope in terms of industry. Two very different specialities from sustainability to technology communications.