Work experience works wonders

Monday, 26 June 2017

IMG_3537Seevic College student Joshua Crisp, 17, has helped local organisation Wild Essex to improve their website and go on to walk away with the Silver Award in the Website: Tourism & Hospitality category at this year’s Essex Digital Awards.

As part of his BTEC Level 3 ICT course, Joshua undertook a one-week work experience placement to progress the organisation’s SEO, mapping and social media access.

After being approached by Wild Essex, Joshua, from Benfleet, explored the existing website and put together a report on considerations such as the appearance and areas that are lacking impact.

Joshua, from Benfleet, said: “It was a great placement, as I was able to put into practice what I had learnt throughout my course.”

Stephen Neale, Publisher of Wild Essex, said: "I was really impressed with Joshua’s diligence, speed of work and the effectiveness with which he was able to deliver on the tasks that were set.  

"He was able to identify required improvements for the website, solutions and then, because he had no password access to the website, was able to recreate it on a third party platform with the suggested changes.”

Beating off nearly 1,000 applicants to scoop the runner up award at the ceremony held last month at Boreham House in Chelmsford, both Stephen and Joshua were pleased to hear the news.

Stephen said: “Getting nominated was our goal, so winning an award was beyond what we honestly expected and a wonderful surprise.”

Joshua added: “I was really happy to hear Wild Essex’s news, and feel proud to have been a part of its success.”

Looking to progress into the world of Computer Science after he leaves the college, located in Runnymede Chase, Benfleet, working with Wild Essex has helped to give Joshua a taste of the working world and experience for his CV.

Find out more about offering work experience placements at Seevic College.

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