Confessions of a Placement Student: December

December has arrived and Christmas preparations are now in full swing.  The Fareham office is no exception, with tinsel laden Support desks and a beautiful real fir tree in the foyer.  It’s safe to say Tikit is in a festive mood.

At the beginning of this month our ‘Supplier of the Year’ award took an Olympic torch style tour around the Fareham office. Each team had a picture with the award and you can view some of the photos on our @TikitP4W Twitter profile.

Supplier of the year Apps pic
The P4W Applications Support team with Tikit’s ‘Supplier of the Year’ award

For a couple of days, Miles and Becky were absent from the Support department as they were handling our external audit for ISO 9001:2008 certification.  We think it went well, but we won’t find out until January.  Hopefully it’ll be a great start to 2018…

The whole of December seems to have been filled with cake, biscuits and sweets! Lots of birthdays this month ensured a steady supply of sweet treats each week and one client was even generous enough to send us a large tin of delicious goodies.

Last week in the Fareham office we once again took part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. As a team we got into the  spirit and donned our most impressive festive knitwear. This year we managed to raise £50 to help protect children, to give them a healthy start in life and a chance to learn.

Christmas Jumper Day
Some of the Fareham team in their Christmas jumpers

Feature of the month: Tikit Christmas Party

This year Tikit’s Christmas party was held in support of Naomi House, a local hospice providing specialist care for terminally ill children.  We have raised money for Naomi House on several occasions in the past as it’s a charity that we are proud to support.  50% of the proceeds from the evening went to help Naomi House provide hospice care for children and young adults in Hampshire and the surrounding areas.

The theme of this year’s party was an ‘Italian Masquerade’ ball. The evening was filled with amazing aerial performances, some pretty questionable dancing (no names mentioned) and possibly the best dauphinoise potatoes to ever grace this earth.

The party was a brilliant opportunity to socialise with my colleagues from other parts of the business that I wouldn’t usually work alongside.  New friendships were made (the free bar may have assisted with this!) and a great time was had by all.

Christmas Party
The dance floor at Tikit’s Christmas party

All that’s left to do now is to wish you all a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!