The ‘not so secret’ diary of Ed Clark – Episode 10

The start of April marked the start of the tenth month of my yearlong placement here at ITL.

With all of the admin sorted (as was mentioned in last month’s blog) for my last year at University I am looking forward now to going back to Uni, I’ll be sad to leave ITL and all of the people that have helped me so much throughout this year. It will be a shame to miss out on the new office facilities after seeing the building take shape over the last few months (not to mention put up with the noise).

This month has been a busy month for me. One of my main projects for the marketing department is to create of a new website for one of the offshoot technology businesses that will be announced soon. I have been given creative rights to design the look of the website and its content and it’s a project that I have found very interesting. (Before I finish at the end of June I will try and link the new website to one of my blogs so you can see my work.) My work with the new offshoot business has not just been on the website; I have been working with them for quite a few months now producing content and materials to market the new product range when it is released. Helping build this campaign has been a valuable experience and I will continue to work with them over the next two months to try and get everything perfected.

In late April, Karen Holloren Innovative’s new Recruitment Coordinator gave me the opportunity to assist with the graduate assessment centre that we ran. My role as more of a chaperone allowed me to see the assessment centre from an alternative perspective and not just as a student. As some of you know, as a student I have taken part in a few of these last year so it was interesting to see the other side, and I’m sure it will be useful for any future assessment days that I may have to do.

As you will no doubt have heard, these last few months have been very successful for ITL with the company being named the 13th fastest growing private company in Britain (Sunday Times Profit Track 100) and receiving a Queens’ Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2014. Staff from all of ITL’s European offices have been invited to the UK to attend a celebratory party at the start of June that I am very much looking forward to. It should be a fitting event to mark what the company has achieved over the last few years.

Edward Clark, Industrial Placement. 15/05/14

Edward Clark