A FOOTY mad student from Stratford College scored the perfect work experience placement.
Alex Daltrey, who is in the second year of the college’s digital media production course, is enjoying creating media content for Stratford Town FC after signing up for a work experience project and is now continuing to create media for them.
The work includes recording and editing full-length games plus creating highlights packages.
Alex said: “I’m a big fan of football so doing this kind of placement is incredibly rewarding.It is great to be getting practical experience. It’s local to me, it’s football and it’s a great addition to my CV. I want to move forward as a freelancer, so this has been a fantastic opportunity.
“It was wonderful being able to use my experiences and skills from my course at college like project management, administration, communication and camera work and then build on them on this job. It has also given me the chance to develop more skills: I’ve learned more about broadcasting and using a different style of editing.”
The club’s commercial director Mick Parsons added: “It started as part of a work experience exercise but has now become a mutually beneficial and exciting partnership with the local college in Stratford. It’s a win-win situation, the students benefit by gaining experience in a fast-paced industry and the club benefits from the help and fresh ideas the students bring.”