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Diary of a People Intern (part II)

March 10, 2020

6 months in, I can’t believe it! I have just completed my mid-year presentation and it’s been great to look back at all of the experience I have gained. I’ve got a lot to update on…

Over the last 6 months, I have spent a lot of time getting to grips with the Apprentice, Intern and Graduate programmes we run and the schemes within these. I needed to make sure my knowledge was up to scratch, to be able to advocate our roles externally and work with the team internally. Educating myself about our roles has allowed me to represent the company at multiple careers fairs, interacting with students and giving them a personal perspective on the opportunities we offer. My learning has also extended to our recruitment processes. I am now involved with the set up and facilitation of our assessment centres, right through to our offer management and candidate experience strategies. It’s great to see how we showcase best practice in these areas and I have learnt skills transferrable to many business areas.

As I started to understand the priorities of the team and the business, I could invest more time and insight into some proactive projects alongside the cyclical activities. A lot of my focus has been around attracting students to our schemes, through forming partnerships with educational institutions and events taken part in by our Ambassadors. Our Ambassador Programme is a project I have been dedicating a lot of time to expanding. There is a lot of scope to grow the programme and I have really enjoyed having the autonomy. This project has taught me one of my biggest learnings so far, make sure to start off with a clear purpose and set of objectives. In doing so, you have a clear focus and can plan the workload more effectively… skills I will definitely be needing in my final year of university.

In other news, some of my team and I walked a marathon!! We took part in a challenge to raise funds for our charity partner SCOPE. It was the first and last time I had walked that far but the challenge was a great way to raise money for a worthy cause, build connections in the wider team and gain some development outside of my role. With only 6 months to go, I’m interested to see what other opportunities will be coming my way!

Read part I of Cery’s ‘Diary of a People Intern’ here>>>

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