Level 3 Gaming and Computing student, Sam Carre, was given the opportunity to explore the world of work and learn some new skills with a work experience placement. He has now been offered additional part-time work as a result of the excellent work he did for the company.
We asked Sam to describe his experience. He said: “I worked for a company called Batalas Ltd, which is a training company for students. Their current aim is to reach out to a new type of audience, using online training techniques. My lecturer pointed me in the direction of the company and they reached out to me as they spotted my keen eye for website design.
At first I worked with Batalas for one week, where I was mostly involved in creating an environmental awareness e-learning course. There were 100 interactive slides for the training course which I designed to keep students engaged and interested whilst still obtaining all the information.
I used a lot of the skills I’ve learned at Fareham College, especially pixel by pixel co-ordination. It was really fun getting to put my skills into practice in a real working environment. The company was a great place to work and I really enjoyed it. Everyone in the company were all really enthusiastic and helpful, and I think I managed to impress them with my skills and hard work.
Since my initial work experience in November, I was offered the chance to work with them again over Christmas and I will hopefully be doing the same again over Easter and Summer, which is a great opportunity for me to deepen my knowledge and practice my technique.
Taking part in a work experience placement has broadened my horizons to the types of careers that might be available to me after College. I hadn’t heard of e-learning before I worked for Batalas but now I know of its potential and the interesting nature of the work, I will seriously consider a career in that industry in the future. I would highly recommend other students take part in work experience whilst they’re studying at College as I learned so many valuable skills from mine.”
Congratulations to Sam for his great work at Batalas.