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Jack Simpson

Head of Marketing and Communications

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Working at Web Applications UK has enabled me to do something I truly care about; writing.

Every day I get to write creatively, be that a blog like this one, content for our website or recruitment material. After graduating three years ago, this is the first job I’ve had where I’m doing something I actually enjoy. I’m also encouraged to gain experience and master my skills. All Webbies are given £1000 worth of training, so I’m encouraged to improve and to find ways of doing this myself. When an opportunity like this comes along, you have to grab it with both hands!

I’ve always loved writing, even when I was little I made up stories and noted them down in books I’d hand crafted from paper. This continued throughout my education where I began to write answers to questions and essays, not only stories. The principles are still there – you have to think about the structure, how each sentence sounds and if your audience will appreciate your efforts.

Knowing that people are now reading my work is very gratifying. With blogs I can essentially pick what I write about, providing that it’s Web Applications specific or something techy that our readers will value.

The days aren’t always easy, especially when there’s a news story that needs to be written about that day or the bus has taken me 2 hours to get here! But then I think about the amazing opportunity I have been given. As someone with no experience since graduating I was given a chance and I’ve realised that this is something I really want to excel in. Working at Web Applications is perfecting my writing and making me see how words and sentences flow and work together; I’m really analysing everything now and it’s all been worth it. The inevitable creative block happens sometimes though and that’s when I’m grateful for my fellow PR Assistant, Natalie Bailey. She helps me out when I get stuck and vice versa. We send our work to each other to give another perspective; other people can read things differently so it’s vital to do this. Plus I don’t mind if she criticises my writing because I’ll do exactly the same to her! This is the culture here; we all lend a hand where we can.

Working at Web Applications allows you to do something you are passionate about, be that writing code or writing a blog. You’re challenged on a daily basis and get the support you need from your peers. Even though I’m not a developer (like most of our Webbies) it’s the same for all of us, no matter what we do. We’ve all been given a chance and are performing a vital role for the business where we want to succeed. This is the fundamental point to any job, doing something worthwhile and enjoying it!