I took the opportunity to develop & expand both my skills and knowledge within the business industry by obtaining a week’s work experience at Telford Ski Centre, where I handled inward & outward communication and transactions for the company, promoted health & safety & handled customer’s requests. The company emphasised the importance of communication, public image, & advertising. My desire to study Business & Management strengthened because of my enjoyment & success in my work experience. Through studying Public Services at level 3 I have gained the ability understand & sympathise with people I meet, maintain an active & informed position in the world today, & understand customer’s actions. The three most crucial traits I have learned so far from my work experience, is first the ability to understand the processes needed to help resolve any barriers to continued growth & profitability, as well as the power source of a business- what drives it? Secondly, being able to look beyond the numbers to the trends, & finally being able to work quickly to deadlines & handle pressure well.I believe an important trait of a business person is the ability to be able to deal with many challenges. I played outside of school for my club rugby team, whilst playing for the hockey & football teams for the school. This participation has strengthened my abilities to lead & communicate within a team. To play in a team needs dedication, time management & teamwork. From these roles, I have learned the importance of trust & dependability which are essential for success in business. I also enjoy listening to music & watching films- which are both activities that allow me opportunities for both relaxation & for socialising with friends. During the summer of 2014, I partook in the NCS programme, where I spent a week away with a group & joined in the team & individual strength-building activities such as canoeing, rock climbing & orienteering. After this, I spent an additional week with the team working with Cancer Research, to raise money for the charity and awareness in my local community.Since July 2017, I have worked at The Talbot Inn, taking responsibility for the security of the pub & customers; promote health & safety; managed the internal & external business transactions & worked as a waiter in the pub also. Throughout this, I have been able to maintain a good relationship with colleagues & with the customers, developing my communication skills whilst serving during intense & busy shifts & multitasking successfully. As a result, I am a driven and ambitious forward-thinking individual with experience- traits that are vital for effective business management & impressive academic performance. I possess strong team-working skills, can work individually or as part of a group, & have excellent organisational skills that I have gained through my academic & work experience. I consider my key strengths to be making analytical judgements, people & time management, making decisions, assessing business situations & identifying important points. I have excellent interpersonal skills which allow me to relay business information clearly to my target audience, & can prepare well thought out, crisp presentations for both individuals or groups.It has been these past experiences which have shaped me as a person and inspired me to pursue a career in Business Management. Therefore, I am truly excited & looking forward to furthering my knowledge in this field. The degree will act as a foundation for future success in the fast-moving & powerful world of business. I am eager to meet new people, explore a new environment & above all immerse myself in the study of business. I have only recently ventured into the world of business & I am passionate eager to learn more. In the future, I plan to start my own business & a business based degree will aid me. I see myself as a very capable & enthusiastic person who will grasp this challenge with both hands to further my potential.