This summer the Click Travel team have run two days of virtual work experience workshops for local children aged between 15-18. The sessions were available to anyone and were designed to help young people get a taste of working life virtually. It has been Click’s way of giving back to the community and particularly to support young people during this difficult time.
The sessions took place over zoom, and gave the teenagers a taste of a range of areas around the business including marketing, sales, customer service and product engineering. Activities included learning how to code, trying their hand at sales, and finding out how to use social media to get a job in the future.
As well as taking part in quizzes, virtual lunches and fully interactive sessions, those who joined all received a certificate of attendance and advice about how to get further work experience opportunities in the future. The Click team made sure that there was no criteria for children to take part other than their age, meaning that anyone from any background was able to sign up.
One of the participants, Jordan, said: “I really enjoyed the work experience. I think learning about coding was my favourite part! I didn’t really know what to expect but Robert was really friendly and made it easy to understand. I also liked the question session at lunch with the graduates because we could ask them questions about uni and how to get a job.”
Click Travel CEO, Jill Palmer, said: “It’s been brilliant to see so many young people take the opportunity to join us for these virtual sessions. We know that many work experience placements have been cancelled all over the country because of the ongoing pandemic, so it has been great to organise a way to make sure the opportunity isn’t lost! We regularly offer work experience opportunities at Click Travel throughout the year and we will definitely be doing this again in the future.”