Astra Security providing valuable work experience
Astra Security providing valuable work experience for 16 year-old Bristol school-boy
Astra Security have recently helped young Bristol school-boy Theo Lloyd, who has spent 4 weeks doing work experience during the summer months. The placement was arranged by Astra Security Managing Director, Paul Beet and provides an opportunity first-hand to find out what it’s really like to be in a working environment at a crucial time for a ‘school-leaver’.
Theo, who currently studies at Bristol Free School, in year 12 started his stint with Astra in July and has done a variety of jobs during his stay. This has included an introduction to marketing and advertising; conducting research into Corporate and Social Responsibility and Apprenticeship Schemes as well as spending time ‘on the road’ with one of the Astra Security engineers. There has also been time spent in the Astra offices, seeing the day-to-day workings of a busy office environment. He’s supported the Office Manager with general administration duties including data entry and filing.
Sarah said ‘It’s been great having Theo around the office. He’s been able to provide some valuable administration support, as well as being able to be a ‘fresh pair of eyes’ for us. Having a young person can sometimes provide a different perspective on things. We’ve been keen to make sure that he’s exposed to a wide variety of operations, not just the administration side. I thoroughly hope that his stay with us has provided an overview of how a business operates, and the various facets which are involved.’
Theo added ‘My time with Astra has been very enjoyable, mostly due to the relaxed, friendly nature of the office. Everyone is really helpful and as a result I have learned a great deal about the office and can see how much hard work everyone puts in every day.’
Astra Security Limited are specialists in CCTV and Access Control. It is a huge part of their ethos to support local communities as well as champion personal development and training within the Company. There are currently two apprenticeships going through Astra which are linked to the Institute of Leadership and Management.
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