Small Man Media is delighted to announce that it has hosted its first ever work experience pupil, as it reinforces its commitment to future talent from across the area.
Thomas Walters, a year 10 pupil from Ridgewood High School in Stourbridge, has completed a week with the Wolverhampton based PR agency and the company is now planning to bring more pupils to its offices after a highly productive week.
The 15-year-old was eager to begin his time in the workplace and chose the Waterloo Road company, after becoming aware of its proactive work with a number of household brands, including Bridgestone and Derwent.
Small Man Media was Thomas’ desired location for his end of Year 10 work experience due to an interest in many of the services performed by the business, such as the use of social media, traditional PR outreach and retail strategies for various clients.
Rachel Smallman, managing director of the business said: “We are glad to have been able to offer this opportunity, and hope Thomas has been able to gain a better understanding of how a variety of how we all operate on a day to day basis and the PR industry as a whole.
“For example, we staged a press release writing workshop and also introduced Thomas to client status reports and encouraged him to have an input. We hope we provided a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for Thomas and a memorable first impression of working life.
“As a result of Thomas’s time with us we hope to welcome more similarly enthusiastic students through our doors in future.”
Thomas said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time during my work experience at Small Man Media. I always felt at ease in the workplace, as everybody was immensely welcoming, so it was nowhere near as scary as I was anticipating! I think this has been a truly useful experience for me, and I am grateful to Small Man Media for helping me broaden my understanding of many elements of the business.”