was pleased to welcome Elliot for three days’ work experience
as part of his sixth form college programme. It was a pleasure to
have him in the office and he was very keen and punctual.
As part of
the work experience visit, Elliot was introduced to the operation
of the business which covered all aspects, including the need for
accurate record keeping, ensuring the accounting processes were
accurate and how each individual tour was managed. He also learned
about the research needed in the planning of specialist photographic
tours together with how the individual information packs and customer
documents are researched and produced.
As part of his
work here he was asked if he would like to research and plan a tour
to Iceland. He agreed enthusiastically and was given an outline
proposal together with an explanation of the process and what research
was needed to make the project come to fruition. Armed with maps
and the internet, Elliot spent a day and a half planning a ten-day
tour. The planning required him to produce a brief tour itinerary
in the first instance ready for the website. Once that was approved,
he completed a more detailed itinerary that would be part of the
customer information booklet. This required good knowledge of road
maps and the ability to translate this into an understandable and
logical format. Having completed this he then produced a complete
dossier of the places to be visited on the tour. The latter requiring
detailed research on the internet and guidebooks.
The tour Elliot
produced was the Iceland –
North by Northwest 2024. Photoventures was so impressed with
his work that it will be included as part of Photoventures 2024
Well done, Elliot.
Your efforts were tremendous and your work here says a great deal
about your commitment and drive.