Boot Camp

Hi, my name is Amy, I am a Juice Academy social media apprentice at Journey 9 and I want to tell you about my experience so far and give you a few tips about Boot Camp.

When I was invited to The Boot Camp, I panicked. Interviews are not my strong point: I always get too nervous to sell myself to the employer. But I knew The Juice Academy was what I wanted to do, and I knew it was an amazing opportunity, so with a little reassurance from my Mum, I set off. If there’s anything that will take your mind off how nervous you are for something, it’s being nervous that you won’t even make it there on time! The traffic was working against me, but I used that time to read all my notes on the employers and get a grasp of what they were looking for. As soon as I arrived, I was welcomed and I knew that my worries had been for nothing. Even the building was welcoming, and once I started chatting to people, I started to relax a lot more.

The Boot Camp selection process is nothing like a standard interview- there’s no daunting office, no bleak waiting room, no awkward silences. It’s one interview that actually allows you to get comfortable with the employers and have fun. Obviously, you still have to make yourself shine, but it comes more naturally, as each of the different tasks throughout the day allow your strengths to come through. One thing I loved about The Boot Camp (other than the cookies) was that everyone, despite technically being competition, wanted each other to succeed. I knew that when I left that building, employed or not, that my confidence would have grown.