Placement overview

Name: Najeh
Age: 17
Duration: 2 weeks
Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • I applied for the placement because I wanted to experience a different opportunity that I would never have had access to in London.

    Najeh, Creatives student, Barcelona

The motivation

I applied for my placement because I wanted to gain experience of living and working independently in a new country. I wanted to learn all about the Spanish culture and the history of the city. I applied for the placement because I wanted to experience a different opportunity that I would never have had access to in London.

The placement

My workplace environment was very quiet and relaxing. During my placement I had the opportunity to be creative and experiment working with different mediums, such as stencils and box artwork. I loved the freedom of creating my own pieces and brainstorming concepts that I thought would be appealing to customers. 

The location

What I liked best about Barcelona was that the city felt a lot like London. Even though it was an entirely new place, it felt very familiar to me and almost like being at home. It was also great being so close to the beach and having that view in the morning every day before heading off to work. 

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The impact

My favourite thing about my placement was that I was free to create my own artwork and decide on what I thought would be appealing to customers. I now have some great experience under my belt, and I plan to go on to study Games Art at University and hopefully work as a Gaming Artist in the future.

My advice to future participants is to make the most of being in the city. Find people to explore the city with because it will make your time there so much more fun. Enjoy the experience because you never know when you’re going to get the chance to go back!

Outcomes

  • Gained sector specific experience
  • Exposure to cultural experience
  • Confidence building
  • Improved people skills
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