Jodie Neal’s work experience at Nobull

Jodie Neal’s work experience at Nobull

Where do I even start? My time at Nobull has been short and sweet, but experiencing the work environment has been fascinating. From the moment I stepped nervously through the door, I was greeted with friendly smiles and enthusiasm. From then on I knew this was going to be a week full of good energy, learning, team work, and not to mention a whole lot of laughs as well.

After feeling a bit lost after my gap year and deciding to drop university to find out what I really wanted to do with my future. I sent my CV to marketing/PR agencies around Bucks to see if there were any opportunities on offer. Nobull replied within five minutes offering me one week of work experience, giving me the sense that they were a friendly, hard-working team, who care and want to help people starting off in the big (and a little scary!) world of work.

Beth made sure I always had an interesting task to complete and answered any questions without hesitation to feed my curious mind. Some of the tasks included making mood boards for potential Instagram posts, preparing an Instagram story with the design tool Canva for a hotel brand, with the aim being attracting viewers to visit Shakespeare’s town of Stratford-Upon- Avon. My week also included brainstorming ways to increase brand awareness for a lifestyle brand, which taught me how important social media is in building brand awareness and how creating a positive reputation for a business can have a huge impact on their success.

One of the many perks of working at Nobull is the afternoon snacks. On the first day, we were offered Krispy Kreme doughnuts, and after surprising the team with the words ‘I’ve never tried one before’ (which I did get a bit roasted for...) I knew I was in for a tasty treat. The next morning started off with the left- over doughnuts, and then three different bags of chocolate in the afternoon, however this is counter balanced with running club every Tuesday lunch!

One of the other major tasks I learnt at my time at Nobull was how to do the tea round. I surprised the team yet again by saying I’d never made or tried normal tea in my 20 years of living. So on the first day when they mentioned making the tea round a sense of dread filled me but, after a few laughs, Beth showed me exactly how much milk to put in, how long to leave the tea bag in for and even down to specifics such as mugs people like best, which shows the high attention to detail the employees strive for.

Thank you Nobull, for not only introducing me to Krispy Kreme doughnuts and teaching me the fine art of tea making, but also for the many laughs and skills I have learnt this week. I have gained a greater understanding of what I really want to do and for that I am very grateful for. It’s safe to say that I not only left the week 20 pounds heavier, but also with a sense of awe and excitement for the type of work environment that I want to engage in, and the motivated, hard-working and witty type of people I want to surround myself with in order to learn and reach my full potential.

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