Year 13 Longfield Academy student Lucy Brown talks about her recent work experience.

Future Career

From the 5th to the 9th of February 2018 I was an active member of The HugGroup as a student from Longfield Academy post 16. I was involved with the marketing side of the business and thoroughly enjoyed my time there, as well as learning key things to use in my future career.


One task that I really enjoyed doing was a follow-up email of the two shows that the HugGroup had visited. This involved making sure that the people who claimed interest in purchasing the technology did not forget to get in contact with the company and make sure that they took advantage of the 20% discount being offered. To be able to do this I had to put my IT knowledge to the test and convert the documents to be able to upload them into a format for mass emailing.

Social Media

Another task which I found rewarding was doing daily updates on the company’s social media pages about articles relating to what the company do or are passionate about.

Participating in Business

I wanted to participate in a business which innovates and is devoted to the future so I could use the skills that I learn to take away with me and use in my own future after leaving school. I have learned how to market a small scale business and reach their audiences via email marketing, how to create an application for the Kent Excellence in Business Awards and develop a better understanding of digital marketing, especially via social media.


I am extremely grateful for the experience and would do it all over again! I’d recommend work experience like this to anyone who is interested in going into the world of marketing or small business development. I would also like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the staff at the HugGroup who have helped me to gain a better understanding of something I am passionate about and giving me a real insight into how a business works so I can one day use this knowledge to my advantage.


                                                                  Lucy Brown

                                                                  Year 13 Student at Longfield Academy.


For more of Lucy’s  experiences with the HugGroup please see here