The ‘not so secret’ diary of Ed Clark – Episode 12, The Final Diary

The last “Not so secret Diary”

Here it is then, with my leaving party penciled in for tonight my desk now eerily tidy (which it really hasn’t been for the last 11 and a half months!) I’m sat here writing my 12th and last blog.

Thank you to those that have followed and read my pieces I hope to have somewhat entertained you at least a little bit. My last month here has been a very busy one, a lengthy task list has kept me very much entertained, my video for the website was finished, a lot of articles have been written and a code of conduct has been edited. The articles that I have written this month have varied greatly, and include a series of pieces that I have written about our Chairman, David and his history. It was incredibly interesting, researching and learning about how he has got to where he is today. His journey from a schoolboy in Royton to Chairman of such a successful company is inspiring, especially for somebody just starting out in their career. The piece is in five parts but I’m not sure when it will be released, but just a heads up to look out for it.

I have met a lot of people during the year not only the ever growing staff list here at the head office, but of course the people from the offices in Europe, and those that I went to see in China. The whole staff body have been very welcoming to me and I hope that I have given that impression in all of my previous blogs, with some of the staff being very patient with me whilst I was learning about new things (Afqad comes immediately to mind for when he was teaching me about plastics).

My final task at Innovative (other than writing this blog) was to give a presentation to the managers and directors that I have worked for. The talk was to summarise the work that I did this year, how successful it was and what I had learned from the experiences. It went really well and I received some very positive feedback from them about my performance this year, as well as constructive advice to carry forward into the future.

My year at ITL has been a fantastic experience for me, but it has been the challenging work that I’ve enjoyed the most. The thanks for trusting me with this work has to go to our Managing Director, Aidan Towey, and my managers; Dayna, Bernie, and Carole. I have appreciated both the trust placed in me through the year, as well as the support that they’ve provided in helping me with the work.

Edward Clark, Industrial Placement. 27/06/14

Edward Clark