Maiju is nineteen years old from Kotka, a small city in Finland. She studies Business and Administration at Etela-kymenlaakson ammattiopisto. This is her last year at college so she decided to try something different and do a work experience placement in London.
Her time has been divided by working in one of the offices at Newham College and at the Business Lab in Stratford. Some of her tasks have included photocopying, basic admin, assisting the business advisors and organising and setting up weekly workshops at the Business Lab. However Maiju says that the most challenging thing has been the language barrier but she says she thinks she has made big improvements.
Her plans for the future include going to university and returning to London to work sometime in the future.