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guest blog - what it's like having work experience at techtimeout
29 Dec 2020
by Gordon

what it's like having work experience at techtimeout


From the first morning I started at techtimeout, I was made to feel very welcome and even though I was working remotely it felt like techtimeout provided a warm environment. It didn’t feel like it was my first day in fact it felt like I had been working the for a long time. The staff at techtimeout were extremely friendly, it seemed like a group of friends rather than a group of colleagues.

If ever I needed any assistance with anything, any one of the members of staff were available almost immediately to answer any queries and questions. It was nice to look forward to the inevitable friendly morning message I would receive to check if I was doing okay.

They were also really supportive with any feedback on tasks I completed, whether it was constructive points to improve on or saying they were happy with what I had done.

more rewarding than finally achieving the perfect cup of tea


I always had something to do, which I thoroughly enjoyed, unlike some work experiences where you only learn how to make the perfect cup of tea. I wasn’t just making people’s drinks and that wasn’t only because we weren’t together in an office, it was because I had plenty to do.

I was involved in a little bit of everything at techtimeout; from editing photos for the shop and coming up with designs for potential new products in order to aid merchandising, to designing the ‘12 days of tech-less’ Christmas challenge and posting on the company’s LinkedIn page. Again, unlike some work experiences, I felt like I was actually contributing something to techtimeout which was perhaps more rewarding than finally achieving the perfect cup of tea.

I got to make and design graphics, post them on social media and they are now on the internet forever.

an invaluable learning experience and one that i’m sure I will be use throughout my life


As a result of being able to get so involved with the inner workings of techtimeout, I was able to learn a lot and it made it a truly worthwhile experience. I learnt about new software such as Asana, a very useful project management program, and Canva, which is good website for creating graphics.

Not only did I acquire these new practical skills, I also got to experience what it is like to work in a new start-up company. This was an invaluable learning experience and one that I’m sure I will be use throughout my life in whatever I do.

If you ever get the opportunity to work at techtimeout, you should definitely take it... unless you want to learn about making tea and coffee then you should do regular work experience.


At techtimeout, we have a range of work experience and placement opportunities available. Fill in our contact form and tell us a bit about yourself and what makes you tick. We would also love to know why you're interested in getting involved in techtimeout.