When you’re a youngster, it’s really difficult to know what you want to do when you leave school. Most children want to be an astronaut that explores outer space searching for extraterrestrial life or a pirate that sails the oceans in search of treasure…but as they get older, it becomes apparent that these ‘jobs’ aren’t realistic and so the daunting thought of job searching quickly falls upon them.

At Red Rocket, we offer work experience throughout the year to teenagers who are hoping to further their knowledge about design and the industry as a whole. We welcome students from schools and colleges all over Swindon and surrounding areas and let them get a taste of what it’s like working in a design agency. This gives them the opportunity to dip into the day-to-day studio life and let them realise that it’s a fun, creative and sometimes crazy space where our imaginations can run wild.

During this invaluable experience, the students are set a project that’s personal to them. Occasionally it’s creating their own branding, to market themselves and their work, or they may have to design a magazine based on one of their hobbies or something they’re interested in.

In the short time that the students are with us, we teach them the basics in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop so that they can go away and apply it to their school/college projects and use it as a basis to learn more in their spare time.