Starting as I mean to go on

Jack Simpson

Head of Marketing and Communications

Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.

Today marks the end of my first month with Web Applications UK as a PR Assistant. Hopefully all the months to come will be as challenging and rewarding as this one!

In most jobs the first day is quite boring, usually spent signing forms, reading training manuals and shadowing a colleague – not here. After a friendly welcome from the whole team in the weekly company update, I was given my own workload to be started right away.

My first task was to write an editorial on our Centre of Excellence for the Lancashire Advertiser. Not knowing much about the Centre of Excellence at the time, it was daunting at first. I did some research and at the end of the day I received a coveted high-five from our Chief Executive Craig Dean for the editorial I’d written. Over time I’ve realised this was quite an achievement.

Since then the many other elements of my role have been gradually introduced and I’ve received training in some essential areas. There’s a strong culture of self-improvement here and I’ve been supported rather than controlled. I have learnt so much in a short space of time through writing, receiving criticisms and learning from them. It’s been challenging but highly rewarding to see my writing improve and our followers on Twitter increase. (@WebAppUK and @waukce)

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