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Work experience: A week at Kolodo

Work experience: A week at Kolodo
Here at Kolodo, we’re always looking for ways in which we can help provide young people with experience to aid them in securing full-time employment. That is why we were delighted to welcome work-experience student, Ben Eggington, to the team.

We want anyone who works at Kolodo to have the very best experience. But good experiences don’t happen by accident, so we took a few steps to ensure Ben’s week was both welcoming and rewarding. Over five days, Ben spent a day with each of our departments where he completed numerous tasks and challenges including:

  • The production of a logo in Adobe Photoshop.
  • Full development courses including an introduction to HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • WordPress training.
  • Project management, and the full launch process of a website.

Ben has done extremely well throughout his week here at Kolodo and we wish him the best of luck in his final school year and beyond. Before he left, we asked Ben to round-up his working week here, and this is what he had to say:

Ben’s view of the week

“When looking for my work placement I had no idea I could end up at a place as amazing as this. I started on Monday 25th June. I felt quite nervous but I had no reason to be because when I arrived I met all the great people who work here at Kolodo.

On my first day I was shown some videos that had been put together to help me get a feel for what this business does. These videos showed me both the essentials of how to build a website and how Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator is used for graphical design. Also within these videos, there were tutorials for me to follow that allowed me to have a go at designing a logo. It was harder than I thought it would have been but I was always provided help whenever I needed it.

“Thanks to Kolodo, I have gained insight into what I want to do in the future.”

Since my first day, I have been shown code academy in which I learned the basics of three coding languages that can be used to build a website: HTML, CSS and JavaScript. I am doing computer science as one of my GCSE options at my school and I have learned some code before however, here at Kolodo, I learned how to use these codes to design the layout for my own website. It surprisingly turned out a lot better than I expected.

I’ve really enjoyed working here and learning all about the work this company does in both the design and development side of the business. Thanks to Kolodo, I have gained insight into what I want to do in the future. I can honestly say I could not have found a better place for my work placement and cannot thank you enough for allowing me to spend this week working with you.”