3 months ago by Lewis Manners

My First week at Cherry Professional

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If I were to sum up my first week at Cherry Professional I would say it's been very engaging and I feel that I've already gained great experience from the things I have already completed and the hard-working team around me. I am looking forward to learning more about the company and the exciting projects that we have planned in the marketing department.  

But a little about me...
I am currently a second year student at Nottingham Trent University studying Business Management with Accounting and Finance on a full time three year course. Although the COVID pandemic has affected mine and many other students university experiences so far, I have enjoyed every second getting stuck into my studies whilst also making new friends and joining social groups.

As part of my course this year I had the opportunity to source a 16-week internship as an alternative to studying the core modules. I thought this would be a great opportunity to get first hand work experience within a business and to gain valuable experience to support my future career once I leave university. After applying for a few roles through the university, I was very grateful and excited to secure my placement here at Cherry Professional. The recruitment intern role advertised by Cherry Professional stood out to me whilst I was applying because it gave me the opportunity to move across different areas of the business during the 16 weeks. These areas include marketing, finance, admin and sales. This is great for me as I am still unsure what I want to do in the future, so I’m hoping that this internship will give me a practical introduction into the different departments to give me a clearer view about my career after university. I am now considering a career in recruitment!

I’ve really enjoyed my first week at Cherry Professional, I’ve had the pleasure to meet the amazing and hard-working team whilst also getting involved with lots of different tasks and learning about how the company operates on a day to day basis. Some of the tasks that I had in my first week included: inputting client and candidate information into the database, competitor research, helping with valentines boxes for clients, and writing my first ever blog. Although I’ve only spent one week at Cherry Professional, I feel that I’ve already gained lots of experience and have learnt so much from the helpful and supportive team around me. I am looking forward to the rest of my internship and especially the next few weeks with the marketing team as I will be involved with some exciting projects.