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An Interview with Rachel
Recently, Rachel Roberts joined Marsh Finance to undertake work experience as a marketing research assistant. In this article, we’ll dive into Rachel’s experience and what she learned during her time at Marsh.
Why did you choose Marsh Finance for your work experience?
I’m studying history and research at university and wanted to undertake some work experience to help me develop my ‘real-world’ research skills. When searching for a work experience opportunity, I had a clear goal in mind. I wanted to find a placement that would help me develop my research skills and work in a fast-paced environment. I was instantly drawn to Marsh Finance’s marketing department when I stumbled upon it. I knew this would be an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a new and exciting environment.
What tasks did you undertake during your time at Marsh Finance?
During my time at Marsh Finance, I was lucky enough to work on various exciting and challenging tasks. I was primarily involved in persona research for business-to-consumer (B2C) marketing and in-depth research on multiple companies for business-to-business (B2B) marketing. These tasks provided me with valuable experience in different research areas, allowing me to develop my research skills further.
The persona research I worked on was fascinating as it involved gaining insights into the target audience for specific products and services. This experience gave me a deeper understanding of how companies can develop products and services that cater to the needs and wants of their target audience.
I also had the opportunity to work on in-depth research for B2B marketing. This involved researching various companies in the industry and compiling detailed reports on their business models, market share, competition, and other important factors. This gave me a better understanding of how companies in the industry operate and how they compete against one another.
What did you enjoy about working at Marsh Finance?
One of the things I loved about the tasks I worked on at Marsh Finance was their relatability and the transferable skills I have gained. The skills I developed during my time there can be applied to different areas of the industry and even to other industries.
Honestly, working at Marsh Finance was an absolute blast! One of the things that I loved the most about the experience was the hybrid reality of working life. It gave me an insightful peek into the real working world, which was super valuable to me as a student.
It was great to learn so much in a short amount of time and to see how those skills can be applied in different areas of the marketing industry. That’s what makes Marsh’s work experience programme so unique – it offers a real-world approach to learning that prepares you for a future career in the industry.
Would you recommend Marsh Finance to other students looking to undertake work experience?
I had a fantastic time at Marsh Finance. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a fun, challenging, and rewarding work experience program that provides valuable insights into the marketing industry. It’s an experience that I will always cherish, and I’m so grateful for the skills and knowledge that I gained during my time there.
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