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Recent graduate trainee joiner Joe Tyler on life at Four, two weeks in

Fab fortnight at Four!

The bright lights beckoned as I made my way into London Bridge this morning - The Shard marveled in its effortless elegance; Borough Market buzzed with anticipation - the scent of delicious deli unmistakable.

Now at the end of my second week at Four Communications, I am a seasoned commuter - navigating the trains expertly and enjoying life in the metropolis (or so I like to think!)

Coming through Four’s esteemed Graduate Scheme, I was placed into the Central Marketing Department, based on my experiences in copywriting, marketing and press-offices.

“Work at Four is very fast-paced and you have to be adaptable” they commented, at the Grad Day back in February.  They weren’t lying were they?

The PR Week Awards saw the Central Marketing team at Four put to task - running like a harmonious four-piece band; their enormity and international outreach becoming increasingly apparent.

Then came the torrent of tenders: a very new and revealing experience. Having studied History at The Open University, I am used to analysing and paraphrasing long documents, but tenders are a different animal - one I have yet to tame!

The second week came about swiftly, after I was given an introduction to The Friday Bar - a fantastic way to unwind, integrate and socialise.

Bursting into the office Monday morning, the Euro 2016 footballs de-brief ensued. I chirped a cheeky ‘Hola’- brushing up for my imminent Spanish lesson. I was greeted with smiles as warm as the Seville sunshine - the sort of Four welcome I have become accustomed to. 

The second week gave me an opportunity to use my knowledge of marketing to come up with innovative campaign ideas and to contribute news stories to the Four website. This work was rewarding and engaging in equal measures.

Amid Four’s 15th birthday and their rapid growth, exciting times are on the horizon for Four as they continue their journey, casting their net further and wider. Similarly, equally exciting times on the horizon for me, as I begin mine…

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