As her "BIG" birthday approaches, Matt has decided that Vicky should really get out there and discover the career options available... before simply deciding that broadcasting is her dream job.
Friday 4th August - The Real Milk Company
For her final challenge of the week, Vicky was advised to bring wellies to work... after a meltdown on Thursday night that she'd be working with Severn Trent's Sewage (nothing to do with Matt and Ady winding her up all week, honest!) she apprehensively and excitedly went on her way to Halam to meet Tom and Sam. Now, Vicky will try her hand at most things but it is well known she is not an animal lover...
Upon arriving, a cow very politely weed on Vicky, needless to say she wasn't best impressed but she soldiered on and after training from Tom, she managed to milk two cows! Not quite to the normal milking speed Tom and Sam work to, and there was the addition of squealing throughout the whole process and that wasn't from the cows :-/
After mastering the art of milking, Vicky assisted Sam with bedding the calves and feeding time, and she even returned to the studio with a pint of delicious fresh milk for Matt and ice cream.
Thursday 3rd August - The Turquoise Teapot
Vicky spent the morning with Cathy and the team learning the art of coffee and loose leaf tea. She was very excited to be issued with her very own staff uniform.
With careful instruction our barista in training perfected a latte, cappuccino and flat white.
She also got straight in there taking orders, clearing tables and washing up!
Wednesday 2nd August - Newark Royal Market
For her second day of work experience Vicky had to find her 'loud voice' to work on Newark Royal Market.
She started at 7am working with Pete's Flowers helping him to prepare flowers after Pete's earlier visit to the flower market, wrapped flowers for customers and assisted with a huge wedding order for another Vicky!
Vicky then moved on to working with Steve and Roy selling fruit and veg! She was very excited about this as she could attempt her loud 'pound a bowl' voice. After a few sales she even managed to master the art of spinning the paper bags round without dropping any fruit.
Tuesday 1st August - Royal Mail, Newark
Vicky began her week of work experience with Royal Mail Newark's sorting office. After greeting Chris, who handed her a Royal Mail vest, he showed her the ropes. She was then assigned to work with Phil for the morning sorting the letters and parcels out and delivering the post to businesses along London Road and residential properties along Milner Street and Winchelsea Avenue.
Luckily it was a sunny day!
Thank you to all who invited Vicky in to their places of work, she had a fantastic time!
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Watch this space for more work experience placements... Matt may even get involved too.