11 Jan

Why you should take part in Enterprise at College

St David's College provides students with a huge number of opportunities to be involved in Enterprise activities throughout the year. Just before Christmas, three of our students - Charlie Barber, Nicole Flavin and Phoebe Rees - were chosen to take part in work experience at a local film studio. Here is what the girls had to say about their experience:

 

"Being a part of Enterprise has been an amazing experience. It was through Enterprise that we were told of an opportunity to gain paid work experience in a real film studio in Barry called Digichemistry.

Working for a real film company definitely developed our camera and editing skills, as well as having actual experience of working long hours and having to meet deadlines for the client.

We have learnt so much from this experience, including how to use final cut pro and how to use sophisticated cameras. It gave us a first -hand experience in the industry that we hope to set our future careers in, which made it clear that this is exactly what we hope to do in the future.

Craig, Mirain and Sam were great to work with and helped us at every stage, if we needed help, but also gave us space to use our own initiative.

It was challenging at times as you were put under pressure to get the work done but we were given plenty of help and we were able to complete a professional looking documentary that we are both proud of. We were placed in a team full of enthusiastic people, who made the experience even more enjoyable!

Having to go through an interview process and being short listed from our CVs was also great experience. Being chosen over 30 other candidates was a fantastic feeling, and if you ever get the opportunity to take part in Enterprise, be it through work experience, work shadowing, or taking part in the variety of competitions, then we absolutely recommend it. Not only do you have great fun but also learn a whole new range of skills. It also gives you something that you can put on your CV to make you stand out.

We are so glad that we were given this opportunity and if we had the chance to do it again we would take it without any hesitation!"

- Charlie Barber, Nicole Flavin and Phoebe Rees