Virtual placement with us helps student find job in the sector
Great news in tough times! One of our placement students from Bath Spa University has gained a much sought-after job in the sector – and credits her experience with us as giving her the edge in her application.
Lauren joined us for a virtual placement in 2020, helping Wiltshire Museum to create the new Wiltshire’s Story in 100 Objects website. Not only did she learn to use WordPress, but Lauren also led on inputting all the objects and descriptions for the site.
Lauren is now working as Museum Collections Assistant at the Soldiers of Shropshire Museum, based at Shrewsbury Castle. Her role will primarily involve working on the museum’s digital platforms to make the collection more visual and engaging, and in turn, increase the museum’s support base.
Lauren said: “My placement with Wessex Museums really helped me in getting this job, as the use of WordPress software meant that my background matched the job description, and I have been able to make suggestions by drawing upon my own experience.
“Moreover, with my placement having been remote due to COVID restrictions, I had proven experience of managing my own working day with minimal supervision. My placement in 2020 greatly increased my confidence regarding the use of digital platforms for heritage sites which is key to my job now.”
We’d like to congratulate Lauren and hope this is the start of an amazing career for her in the museums sector.