Hello, my name is Lotanna Ezeike. Early last year, my school organised a trip for its pupils to visit SwiftKey at their previous location. I heard they were a mobile engineering oriented company and coincidentally that’s what I want to study at university.
This was definitely a great opportunity for me. We went and it really was great as I had returned to school with a broadened knowledge of SwiftKey.
Unfortunately this wasn’t enough for me as I was so intrigued that I decided to apply for work placement and here I am now – doing and enjoying what interests me most for two whole weeks!
More about me… I’m not really into football but I adore athletics. In fact I actually run for a club called the Cambridge Harriers and my preferred events are the 100m and 200m. In school I am part of a debating society we are currently in a competition called “Debate Mate”. We came second in the UK last year and hope to better that this year and fight for the TOP SPOT!
From the 4th to the 15th of February I have been working here. I’ve been involved in activities from debugging certain issues to dining in a high-class restaurant.
Above all I’ve recently been working on some top secret experiments with themes!
Unlike most companies the flexibility and the balance between work and leisure is evened up. I’ve been to play football with the staff during the breaks and even meetings!
They really took me in as one of their own. In addition the staff/employees are really sociable and I believe I have mixed well with the ones I have worked with.
Overall I’ve really enjoyed my two week work experience and it has really given me an insight into the the world of “work”.
Hopefully in the future will be able to return and actually work here. As, in fact, this is a dream place to work!