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I was lucky enough to do a short placement at Ruffer LLP getting to grips with active fund management. Ruffer look after investments for private clients and institutions, as well as managing several funds. During my time there I was taught the basics of how to rate stocks, look after clients and basic administration on individual funds and clients. Areas I focussed on included the commodities and Forex markets, and spent time on both the ‘front desk’ and the trading floor.
I spent my time managing their impressive roster of clients that range from TV personalities to sportsmen and women. My day to day tasks included taking minutes at creative meetings, dealing with clients directly to ensure that the services provided were tailored to their needs, and drafting pitches and powerpoints. I spent half of my time on the ‘brands’ desk, where I was able to pick up first-hand insight into how JGM successfully merge brands with their clients.
I spent a month at Wise Buddah on an intimate production team, producing in house radio shows, commercials and music audio as well as live shows in the BBC for Radio 1 and Radio 6. I was conducting extensive research on brands, artists and worked closely with several presenters, looking after their needs and organising on-location recordings and producing specialist shows.
Filterview are a new wave media firm that work to provide the best online viewing content for their members. I was invited to do a placement here which mostly involved TV production, website maintenance and research. I had a brilliant time and especially enjoyed helping out with audio/visual production on location. I also offered creative input and spent some time on marketing strategy.
I undertook a short internship in the video production unit of the online magazine VICE.com, conducting research, production planning, interviewing artists and political figures, and providing editorial input. I also spent time shooting on location with various film crews across London, as well as playing a significant role in event organisation.
The most prestigious award signed by the Queen for an outstanding commitment to volunteering within the scouts organisation
Award for most outstanding contribution to college life
I've walked the 200 mile Coast to Coast walk across the UK three times.