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Unique opportunity of work experience at Saatchi and Saatchi

Winners of WOHAA have the unique opportunity to have work experience with some of the top UK employers and globally recognised companies. Here is the testimonial of a WOHAA 2010/2011 winner who had the chance to gain a prestigious work experience placement at Saatchi and Saatchi.

‘My experience at Saatchi & Saatchi will be something I will never forget. As I was walking up Charlotte Street I was nervous and excited just thinking about what I would have to do for the rest of the week at this legendary company. When I stepped into the halls of Saatchi & Saatchi I could feel the creativity bouncing off the walls. In the reception area the funky furniture and the plasma screen showing their latest advertising campaigns had me in awe. Soon after I was greeted and given a tour around the office which was huge! It was amazing to see how many different counter parts make up this huge company.

Next I was shown to the office which would be my home for the following week. From my first hour I was already consumed into the world of advertising. By the end of my first day I felt I had consumed a world of information and experience as I was made to make phone calls on behalf of Saatchi & Saatchi.

The next day I was given a specific task that taught me about other advertising companies which gave me a wide range of information about brands and how they want their products advertised. I also got to go into a few meetings throughout the week, this opened my eyes to the way people work together and what the end product is meant to be. I also learnt how colleagues interact with each other.

In the office I was in the whole week I worked with two other women who headed up the PR department and the New Business part of the company. They both gave me really interesting tasks everyday which gave me a wide range of experience throughout the week. They also told me about their experiences at Saatchi & Saatchi and about how their jobs influenced all the different parts of the company.

Overall this experience will stay with me forever as I had an amazing time and with that I learnt a lot which I use in my every day life. Now I understand why Saatchi & Saatchi is so legendary, as the work they produce is one of a kind and the people who create it are true geniuses.

I would like to thank you so much for setting up the work experience for me! I learnt so much and will keep this experience with me forever.’

Shaya

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