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Spotlight on… Work Experience Student Mollie!

Jigsaw Performing Arts work experience

Recently, former Jigsaw Finchley student Mollie joined the Jigsaw Head Office team for a week of work experience. We love hearing what Jigsaw students get up to when they’re older and how their classes have helped them, as we have with work experience students joining us in the past, so we took the opportunity to catch up with her!

When did you join Jigsaw?

I first joined Jigsaw as an extremely shy and self-conscious child in 2008 and attended for around 6 years. My parents thought it would be a useful and enjoyable experience to help get me out of my shell.

What is your favourite Jigsaw memory?

Probably the time I was given the main part as Little Red Riding Hood for one of the end of term performances. That was the first time I’d ever been given responsibility in a performance, and my Jigsaw drama teacher at the time – Michael – instilled a lot of confidence in me because it seemed like he actually believed I could succeed – I just needed the opportunity that Jigsaw provided. After that, I always pushed myself to take leading roles in group presentations, and I often volunteered to play piano pieces in assemblies during secondary school, which was something I never would have dreamed of doing if I hadn’t attended Jigsaw.

What are you doing at the moment?

I am currently studying my A Levels at Woodhouse College and have started applying for Universities. Though I left the performing arts behind at GCSE level, my experiences at Jigsaw have provided me with many invaluable and transferable skills and memories that I still look back on to this day.

What have you been doing at Jigsaw head office?

So far, I have been assisting with – and responding to – customer enquiries, as well as learning the basics of how Jigsaw presents itself on social media with adverts and Facebook posts. It really provides insight into the behind the scenes of a such a large-scale company, and what has to be done to make it run so smoothly and professionally.

What are your aims for the future?

I aim to attend University to study a BA in Creative Writing, as well as eventually publish the novel I’m working on for my Extended Project. I’d also love to try my hand at script-writing, which is something I got to try later in the week.

Fantastic – it was great to have her here for work experience and we wish Mollie all the best with her future studies! 

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