Published: 06 July 2015 From the beginning of year 12 I’ve never really had an idea as to what to do after I leave sixth form, so when we were given the task to find work experience for a week, I was baffled. I remember speaking to my mum and her suggesting I speak to my cousin Richard, who works at Sagittarius. I’ve always had an interest in his work and am interested in ICT and have considered it as a backup option as a career. So I emailed Richard, who told me to email Gemma who has allowed me to spend this week with the team at Sagittarius.

During the last week of June, I trekked on two trains, from Rainham to Ashford (and succeeding to get to where I was supposed to be, every single day), and spending the day in the office at Sagittarius. To say I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself would be an understatement. I’ve looked forward to coming into the office every single day, and every day I have learnt something new.
Before this week, I didn’t really know much about web design, I knew that it was coded and that a project manager oversaw this process, but other than that I was completely new to this area of ICT but during this week I’ve observed the office as a whole and been able to spend time with Project Managers, developers and marketers, expanding my knowledge of web design and digital marketing. I’ve learnt some elements of coding and how to use a database to pull data from and to place in the website, while being given the chance to help make some changes on some websites- which made me very proud of myself. While spending time with the Project Managers I’ve been able to see how the creation and development of a website is fulfilled, through their management of the team, and the liaising across areas, such as client-side and server-side. Something I hadn't known before.

This week has helped me to really consider where I want to go after sixth form, even helping me to confirm that I do want to go to university and what course I want to do, I finally feel like I know what I’m doing in life- to an extent- and although, I’m still not certain what I want to do after university, I really hope I look forward to going to work as I have this past week. So thank you to the guys at Sagittarius for having me this week and for teaching me so much more about web design and digital marketing.

P.S. Who wouldn't love an office like this anyway?!

Céline Johnson
Work Experience Student

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