TES have always welcomed the opportunity to provide short term placements and work experience to local students. We understand the importance of giving young individuals the opportunity to observe and work alongside our colleagues to give them a better understanding of a potential career path and an insight into the world of work.
Most recently, TES welcomed local Student Beth Trainer who joined our Head of Human Resources, Keith Smith, for her college work experience.
We caught up with Beth to hear how she found her experience with TES.
“I have really enjoyed this experience and learnt a lot about Human Resources. The business remained enthusiastic about me being onboard and provided a wealth of experience in a short time frame. I had the opportunity to undertake my own project within the business and was given autonomy to complete the task with whatever support I required. I genuinely believe I made the right choice in terms of looking at a career path that I may want to pursue after my education ends.
I was really surprised I was given so much time to meet and engage with people right across the business and to visit their sister location in Ballykelly. I was invited to observe an interview for an apprentice, attended a recruitment meeting with a Belfast recruitment company and observed a Return to Work interview with an employee. There is so much more of variety in the HR Department than I realised. I remain very enthusiastic about my experience and I do believe I will look to work in HR after I finish school.
I would 100% recommend TES to anyone looking for work experience, the staff were all so welcoming and friendly and I got the best opportunity to experience a real work environment and the opportunity to be involved in so much in a short space of time.”
Head of TES Human Resources Keith Smith, also commented:
“TES have always been very engaged when it comes to proving young people with the opportunity to learn on the job and gain valuable skills and experience. This is evident within our successful apprenticeship programme and of course our recent student placement, Beth Trainer.
If Human Resources is an area of work which Beth does pursue in the future, I wanted to ensure she was provided with the most accurate account of what my day looks like in HR and give her a project to work on which can be reflected on her own CV. We were delighted to have Beth on board and we wish her every success in her future studies and chosen career path.”