Name : Antonia Tüxen - August – September 2013

Antonia Tüxen commenced her two-month internship with Elevating Success UK, a training and personal development company, on 6th August 2012. Her joining the company coincided with a key member of the administrative team taking an extended absence of leave, which meant that she was exposed to a wider range of duties than first envisaged.

Duties

As a training and personal development company we deliver a range of training programmes. Antonio helped to produce resources for these programmes, as well as support the administrative function that exists to support delivery. For instance, she created programme folders, which include everything from tutor resources and registers to enrolment and evaluation forms. She updated the company Cash Flow using Excel and conducted research – be it in order to supply those on our Employability Skills Programmes with job search information, or to create a quiz for learners in order to reinforce learning. In addition, she had a chance to use her language skills by supporting students at our Homework Club doing their French homework.

Attitude

Antonia has been a pleasure to work with. She has a can-do attitude, which has seen her turn her hand to every task that has been requested of her. In addition, her considerate and inclusive demeanour means that she has established friendships with people in the company as well as those in the neighbouring offices!

Progression

During Antonia’s time at Elevating Success UK she has grown in confidence – particularly in using the telephone to make and receive business calls. She will have gained exposure to using Excel and a general understanding of what it is like to work for a small company – the essence of which is to be prepared to do everything as it really is all hands to the deck.

In summary, we would have no hesitation in recommending Antonia to a future employer and wish her every success in her future endeavours.