I’ve just completed my first week at Paines Plough and now into my second week ranging alone! I’ve taken over from our interim administrator, Sean, who had kindly shown me around on my first day at PP towers. Since day one I felt extremely welcomed by the whole team as they invited me to share cake and sweets in the office and a lovely welcome beer outside of the office! Aside from that, I have learnt a lot in just a short time, observing how everyone functions in a small team to deliver high quality touring productions and absorbing information at every moment. Each week we have company meetings and ‘creative chat’, giving insight into how the company is run and the goals that we are working towards as a team.
I will be spending the next 12 months at Paines Plough working as the Admin and Finance Assistant. I was lucky enough to be given this opportunity through a work placement scheme called Creative Access, something I hope will encourage more people from BAME backgrounds to apply for roles within the creative industry.
Some of what I’ve been up to during my first week:
Compiling figures for our Sustainability Report
Given tours of the office space as we’re looking for a new housemate
Scheduling bookings for our Rehearsal Room
Preparing for the release of our next newsletter (so keep an eye out for that!)
Being in the Paines Plough office is a very exciting and vibrant place to work, fully immersed amongst creative and inspiring people, I’m looking forward to my next 12 months here.