SuperGroup School Experience Days
On Friday 6th October, Ellie and I went on a trip to SuperGroup Plc (Superdry) HQ which is located in Cheltenham.
On arrival, we couldn’t believe it was Superdry as it looked like a standard office building that any employee might work at. Inside however, was a well-designed modern office space which spanned across most of the industrial estate.
On arrival we met Aled, our supervisor for the day, he was well presented, fun and approachable. We were split into two separate groups; had a tour of the building and competed in various activities such as a quiz about the businesses background, a dress the mannequin challenge and a design challenge with a designer who designed a dress for Beyoncé! At lunch, we had been prepared sandwiches and everything was laid out for us in the café. We ate lunch with staff members and where able to talk to them about their contribution to the business, which was very insightful. Throughout the day we were also introduced not only to the different departments within the organisation but also different roles and responsibilities within functional areas for example human resources, design and technology. At the end of the day we were given access to the staff shop which was full of Superdry clothes and merchandise and everyone who took part in the day was given a Superdry bag as a memento for the day.
We would like to thank SuperGroup for the opportunity, as business students it really helped us to understand how an international business operates whilst giving us an idea of the type of job roles and opportunities there are.
(Rachael & Ellie, Year 13)