Eilidh Morrison from Kemnay Academy in Aberdeen shares how her internship at Aberdeenshire Council helped her prepare for the world of work.
Before I started the Career Ready programme, I always kept very much in my comfort zone. Being mentored by Derek and having an internship at his workplace completely changed this and the experience as really helped me to grow as a person.
Derek helped to improve my self-confidence and he taught me important workplace skills, such as how to build a great CV and become self-organised and work proactively.
The best part of my time interning at Aberdeenshire Council was getting firsthand experience of a professional workplace, carrying out design work for all the different departments was also a lot of fun.
My time at Aberdeenshire Council has helped me to decide exactly what I want to do after leaving school.
The next steps of my career journey is to study visual communication (graphic design) and then hopefully get a graphic design related job. I genuinely have a real passion for design and my time at Aberdeenshire Council has made me even more determined to forge a career in this field.
I’d definitely recommend joining Career Ready to anyone who’s starting to think about their future, it’s such a great way to find out more about the world of work!