As much as I’m unsure about the placement itself, I have to say I am really enjoying the work.
When I was job hunting, I was trying to avoid applying for ones that relied on me having to constantly produce writing to a high quality. Usually when I think something’s rubbish, I delete it all and start again. I do this most when I’m feeling pressured to write something really good (bad habit I know). I thought that the pressure I would put myself under would mean I would never hit deadlines, and never get anything done.
However, I am actually really enjoying it. I do not put myself under any unnecessary stress like I did at uni, I just write. Each week I have to write three scripts for the Gaming, K-Pop and Unsigned shows, as well as writing the office review on our blog. It’s really good fun. It’s especially good when you think of a great cheesy line to put at the end of a story.
Although I haven’t been taught anything about the job that I’m doing, I feel that I have learnt a lot about myself. I’ve found that I really enjoying writing, and that I’m pretty good at it too, and shouldn’t put myself down so often. It has been great experience in the way that I now have an idea of what I could look for in the future, and what I want to do.
I would definitely recommend doing a placement if you need experience or are not really sure what you want to be when you grow up (just make sure you won’t be relying on it for money!). It’s been a great experience for me.