Antique Roadshow Work Experience 3rd September 2015

This is a blog about my one day job as a steward for the extremely popular television show Antiques Roadshow from the BBC.

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This all came about when my university lecturer and friend emailed me saying that Antiques Roadshow are looking for people who are interested in working in the media. I instantly took up the opportunity and said yes.

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What my job required was a steward which was guiding anyone who needed help with where to go. Say if someone was looking for the furniture or clocks, then I would guide them where the area is.

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It felt like I was a part of something big and important. Well, it was, but at the same time, everything was simple to do but also effective. Simple in terms of what my job required on the day and effective because people were satisfied of what they were getting.

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I think the main satisfaction relied on the fact that the BBC did a show at the beautiful Trentham Gardens, which was the same place where I graduated in July.

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We started around half eight in the morning on 3rd September 2015 and went on til 7pm. It was a experience to say, because the job required to stand pretty much all day.

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The place was expected packed with at least two thousand people. The place was crowded ever since the door opens at 9am.

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I was in the end knackered, but I wanted to express the fact that I had the honour to work for a day for the BBC. That is what mattered when I signed on and that still does matter as of today.

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I had a good time with the show and everything, but I personally don’t see myself working in television. I only took the chance as I wanted to have the experience and I sure did got it.

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The experience was simple and decent, but I am just not suitable for this type of job in the near future. But I could not thank everyone enough for the incredible opportunity for this.

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