My Year at OSA

02 August 2023

For the past 9 months I have been working as a Temporary Business Support Assistant with the lovely team here at OSA Recruitment. I feel incredibly lucky to have had this opportunity, where I have not only learnt a lot but have also had a great time surrounded by fantastic people.

During this time, I have been helping with the reception, answering the phone, replying to initial communication via email, welcoming office visitors, creating job advertisements and adding candidate CVs to the company system.

Due to the smaller scale of the office here, I have not been limited whatsoever in what the team has invited me to help with and my work has remained exciting and varied. I have had the opportunity to attend and participate in whole team meetings where I was made to feel like I was making an effective and valued contribution. I have also been invited to take part in marketing decisions regarding the website set up, design, advertising, and general branding.

This has been the perfect opportunity as a school leaver, unsure on where to begin when I later embark on my journey into a professional career, as it has given me a taste of all the different aspects that make up a business. This is largely as the role has not only given me an in-depth direct insight into the world of recruitment but has also allowed me a glimpse into the professional marketplace as whole, understanding numerous new professions from reading job descriptions for hundreds of different roles.

Alongside the more serious side of my position, the team have also offered me plenty of chances to have fun! I had an amazing time assisting in the design and creation of our charity puffin Barbs (for the Puffin Parade in aid of Autism Guernsey and the GSPCA), staying later after work to help paint, listening to music, and eat Thai food. I’ve also had a fabulous time on our work socials, especially at Christmas on our lunch, pub crawl, and movie night. There is a really special sense of community here at OSA and it has been an absolute pleasure to work alongside them for the last 9 months! I could not have asked for a nicer set of people to introduce me to the world of recruitment, and they were always on hand to talk, provide me with advice (even helping me with my personal statement!), and make me laugh. The idea that OSA is special because of the people who work here, who believe in listening and caring, is definitely true and I will miss them all lots in a few weeks’ time when I leave for university.

- Rosy Brown