Harriet is a student designer who has joined us for her year in the design and build industry as part of her degree in Interior Architecture and Design, from Nottingham Trent University. She is keen to learn all about the industry and is doing so by helping out and working alongside colleagues from all areas of the design team, on both small and large scale projects. Harriet is also very involved with our social media, relationships with suppliers and social events as a company.
In celebration of World Youth Skills Day on July 15th, we asked our fantastic Student Designer, and latest member of the Workplace Academy, Harriet what her experiences have been over her past year on placement with us at Workplace Creations:
Where and what are you studying at University?
Nottingham Trent University studying Interior Architecture & Design
Why did you choose to complete your placement at Workplace Creations?
I had heard great things from previous students who had completed their Industry placement at Workplace Creations and I have always wanted to experience working in Central London so when the opportunity arose I was very pleased.
What have you enjoyed most about your time with us so far?
As Workplace Creations is a Design and Build company I have enjoyed working on projects right from concept design to completion with the team and being able to get involved with all aspects of the design project. I am also very appreciative that right from the start everyone there has made me feel welcome and an important team member.
What have you learned/how have you developed professionally during your time at Workplace Creations?
During my time at Workplace Creations I have learnt so much especially how designs work and come together through technical and detail design. I have really been able to develop my software skills which was something I was excited to improve alongside colleagues who have been very supportive and guided me when I needed it.
What advice would you give to future placement students?
My advice to future placement students is to grasp any opportunity’s that arise whether it is with regards to work or the social side like getting involved with Lunch & Learn’s with suppliers, showroom visits and Site Visits. Being able to do this allowed me to learn around the subject and taught me how to make more realistic decisions during my time there as I had a better understanding how certain aspects of design worked.
How do you think your placement at Workplace Creations will help you in your final year of studies?
The skills I have been able to learn from working closely with my colleagues at Workplace Creations will be a massive help for when I go back to University to complete my final year. My confidence in my design ability has grown through learning and going through the processes on projects, especially my technical design skills which is an important aspect on every project.