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My CHP Journey

I’m really enjoying my role at CHP, but I cannot believe how fast the time is going. My job has many different components so I’m learning a lot about a huge variety of topics in a short amount of time.

I’m extremely passionate about social media and relished the opportunity to enter a competition on Twitter on behalf of CHP. Last year CHP took part in a staff survey from Best Companies, eventually ranking 66th in the Sunday Times Best-For-Profit Organisations 2018. Best Companies devised a social media competition on Twitter, which awards the best entry a thousand pounds towards team building exercises. Entitled #PlaqueOnTour, I photographed the Best Companies Trophy Plaque around the office, including with our chief executive and outside in the snow. You can view the entries on our Twitter page. I’m currently awaiting the results of the competition and keeping my fingers crossed.

The Communications Team are responsible for organising events for the company, and this has something I’ve been very keen to get involved in and learn more. Our chief executive, Stuart Stackhouse recently retired after 16 years at CHP, which gave us a great opportunity to plan events to say goodbye.

We held two events, one for CHP staff and another for Company Members to celebrate our 16th birthday and celebrate Stuart’s time at CHP. Both were hard work, coordinating attendees, promoting the event and setting up on the day. It gave me a great opportunity to work alongside my team, and do something different. I really enjoy working on the events, as it gave me a chance to chat to new people, and it has been great to leave my desk at the office.

I’m very keen to learn more about photography, and I really enjoyed the opportunity to take photos and record videos at both events. In the next few months we have several upcoming development events with a professional photographer in attendance. I’m excited to learn from him so I can improve my skills, and progress my technique.

I’ve been working with Annabelle, the other Communications Apprentice to experiment with video recording for our apprentice blog. We’d love to know your thoughts!

 

Luke Beasley
Communications Apprentice

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