My first weeks as an Innesco internDigital Manager
Most students just out of university will tell you how important internships are for on the job skills, and gaining experience of an office environment. I totally agree. For me in particular, internships have helped me decide which area of business to pursue a career in. However the internships I have had to date (and its been a few) have varied in their quality, which has definitely affected my perception of different sectors. Some people have been difficult to approach, been unwilling to take the time to explain their projects and often quick to allocate tasks which are boring, unchallenging and don’t increase your knowledge of the business area. In short I have gained little from some of my past internships.
I am happy (and I’ll admit, slightly relieved!) to say that none of these problems have cropped up in my first week with Innesco. My new colleagues have been friendly, extremely approachable and patient, always happy to answer questions (even if they might seem a bit obvious to them). Most importantly for me though, is that they have taken time to explain and incorporate me into their on-going work, allowing me to get actively involved and take a genuine interest in some of Innesco’s exciting projects.
In my first week in the office I have already been integrated into a typically busy Innesco week. I have worked on a variety of different tasks, with different team-members doing a variety of research tasks. Most beneficial for me, I have been allocated my own project to work on. This project is a fantastic opportunity to get directly involved with the work of a communications company, and experience the different aspects of an account.
My first week with Innesco has definitely been a positive and enjoyably challenging week, and I have already learnt a lot in a short time. I look forward to my upcoming weeks with the company.
Paul Lloyd, Junior Account Executive