Yesterday I traveled to Peterborough in order to arrive in time for a job interview I had agreed to attend this morning with Emapw, the publisher. I’m looking to get a one year industrial placement when I finish the second year of this current Computer Science degree (which, all being well, I will do in May, when I slay these exams).
Tags: Emap, Peterborough, work
The train travel and hotel were pretty unremarkable (I’d recommend the De Rosalia to others), so: the interview. I think it went well, I probably talked too much, but hopefully that’ll be just taken as nervousness. I think I could do the work and would enjoy it, the only think that puts me off (and this isn’t that big a deal), is Peterborough itself. I wandered around for a while yesterday, and got the impression that the town is incredibly dull. The streets are wide and pleasant, and there is actually quite a large commercial centre, but everything seemed so lifeless… Maybe I just saw it on an “off” day. Also, having just walked through Manchester is bound to have given me a bad comparison.
Next week I’m told I’ll get a get a call to let me know what Emap think (that is, whether or not they’re going to offer me a job!)