Great Expectations & Career Foundations

Liam talks about his experience at Agent Marketing

Posted by Liam Lewis

Project Support Officer, Agent Marketing

Fri 14th, Aug

You should never trust your preconceptions, because most of the time, what you expect is completely different to what you experience…

I was expecting the conventional things that you associate with an office: dull walls, tiled ceilings, the odd murmur from the water cooler and really monotonous talk with peers. That wasn’t the case when I joined the team – dare I say, family –  at Agent Marketing. I went in to my first day with catastrophic nerves and complete and utter self-doubt, something I’d been accustomed to for years, the stigmas that had limited me from taking prior opportunities.

However, from the get-go I felt like I was flying; I was welcomed with open arms, literally. My first two weeks here were for work experience, but at the end of the first I got talking with Agent’s MD, Paul, about my future and what I wanted to pursue. Paul and I  talked a lot about different options, and by the end of the chat, he said he’d find something for me down the apprenticeship route – something I wanted dearly!

After 2 more weeks of refreshing challenges and experiences it was made official…

…I became the new Project Support Officer!

This news was overwhelming for me. Not to sound like a corny Oscar-winning actor, but I literally thanked every, single family member that had got me here. Because for the first time in a long time, I was proud of myself. I wouldn’t have had that feeling if it wasn’t for this place.

Since working here I’ve sat in client meetings, researched some big projects for the team, shared my own ideas for our Academy programme, presented my findings before the heads of departments, and even took part in Yoga (which was an achy experience that I won’t forget for a while!).

It’s safe to say I’m really happy and comfortable here, and it’s only just the start.

I look forward to the next chapter with my new, mid-week family…and Leo.

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