geHi my name is George; this is my first blog about my journey through my work placement here at Adur & Worthing Councils. On my first day of my work placement it was absolutely chucking it down, I turned up soaked through (great start) – I was fairly nervous and excited for my first day.

When I arrived I had a chat with Siobhan who leads on the Work Placement programme and went through the formalities. Siobhan hooked me up with a laptop and I started to familiarise myself with the login, e-mails, websites, printers etc.

I then met with Mel, who is the Neighbourhood Manager, who I will be helping with the I.T Junction programme while I am here. I was also introduced to Tony and Kim (Sussex Learning Solutions who support the programme too) we had a lovely chat and it was really good to meet them. Mel and I then retreated back to the office – we did have a laugh stomping through the puddles.

The storm made my first day very memorable (even though I turned up looking like a drowned rat). I went home with a smile on my face to a nice hot bath.

My first week has been fantastic; everyone has been really nice to me and so far I’m enjoying the work placement very much, looking forward to visiting the I.T venues and meeting the volunteers there soon.’

 

George