First steps on the road to a fu­ture ca­reer

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A SCHOOL­BOY took the first steps to­wards a ca­reer in the media by join­ing the com­mu­ni­ca­tions team at Bucks County Coun­cil for a week of work ex­pe­ri­ence.

Bai­ley Wood, 16, of Farn­ham Com­mon, who wants to be a sports re­porter when he leaves school, went along to the county coun­cil’s of­fices in Ayles­bury last week.

Bai­ley, a pupil at the Bea­cons­field School, ac­com­pa­nied a media of­fi­cer on an in­ter­view for a press re­lease story, and then fol­lowed it up by track­ing down a con­tact to try to con­firm some of the facts for the ar­ti­cle.

He said: “I en­joyed it, it was a real in­sight. I learnt dur­ing one job that things don’t al­ways go to plan and that you have to plan for ev­ery sce­nario.

“I didn’t re­alise how big an or­gan­i­sa­tion the coun­cil is and how many peo­ple work there, and how many de­part­ments there are.”

EX­PE­RI­ENCE: Bai­ley Wood of the Bea­cons­field School

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