Work Experience Blog - Harriet

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Before I started my work experience at Gecko I was unsure on whether I would like to pursue a career in the theatre when I am older. Luckily over the last two weeks I have had an amazing opportunity to see what it would be like. 

I have always been very keen on theatre both on and off stage. At school I have definitely gone down the theatrical route. I am doing GSCE Drama and dance as well as BTEC technical theatre skills. Also I’m always one of the first to have their name on the sign up sheets for school performances.

When people first meet me I am quite a shy person but that wasn’t a problem for Pippa and Belinda who were both ready with a neighbourly welcome. I started off my first week with simple yet exciting tasks and as the week went on I got a chance to meet a lot of new interesting people within the Gecko team who made me feel like one of them. One of the best things about it was how much I was included and how I was actually making a contribution to the company. Some of the tasks I have done include updating the UK mailing list and scanning documents onto Gecko’s sharepoint. With Gecko there is never a dull day even the most “boring” tasks were exciting and gave me a chance to learn something new. Some people don’t understand or appreciate the work that goes on behind the scenes, if someone who has that mindset came to Gecko, within an instant they would understand how important the whole team is.

I would recommend applying for work experience with Gecko because it is a wonderful and happy place to be. It will also give you a fascinating look into the many different roads and pathways within the theatre. The possibilities are endless.

I have enjoyed my experience with Gecko immensely and I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone for making me feel at home. Also a incredibly sad goodbye, I will miss working with the whole Gecko team a lot.