16 Jun RONIN MEET THE TEAM – JOSH
Hello, my name is Josh Vincent. I am a 20-year-old Canterbury Christ Church University student and am currently undergoing a month’s work placement at RONIN Marketing.
For one of my modules at university, Work Based Learning, I have to carry out a professional placement for five weeks. I thought it would be very beneficial to apply to carry out my placement at RONIN, so I can develop my knowledge on the marketing and social media aspects of business.
I only have one year remaining at university and, being the indecisive person I am, I still don’t know what professional route I want to go down once I’ve finished. I love the idea of going travelling for a while once I have finished my studies, before starting work (sorry Dad, if you’re reading this!).
Working at RONIN has been a breath of fresh air! Compared to my two previous jobs, I’d never experienced a working environment like it. The happy atmosphere makes for a great professional setting, with everyone having a laugh and the girls’ continuous singing along to the radio throughout the day. I can’t deny that I’ve joined in with them at times…
I didn’t realise this kind of working environment existed. I feel quite relieved, as I’ve always been nervous to buckle down and join the real working world. If I’m lucky enough to one day land a job with an atmosphere like RONIN’s, I’d genuinely look forward to going to work every day.
As part of my placement, I’ve been given the tasks of carrying out intensive research, and writing numerous blogs and articles for various clients designed for differing audiences. I’ve also shadowed the design team and observed them creating modern websites and graphics, complete with the latest technology. These are only a few of the tasks I have carried out, but all have helped me to gain a better understanding of how a successful business works, first-hand.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at RONIN and am very sad to be leaving. It has taught me some invaluable lessons for the future, and has helped me develop my written communication skills, which will benefit my studies at university.
Lastly, I want to take this opportunity to thank Steve and Judith for offering me this placement at RONIN – it’s been a really rewarding and useful experience. I would also like to thank Caroline, Andrea, Ellie, Balbina, Demi, Nathaniel and Dan for all being so kind and welcoming.