SUMMER INTERNS IMPRESS WITH PRESENTATIONS BACK TO THE BUSINESS
In August, Abbey welcomed Kelve and Jemima, two logistics interns that joined the business as part of the Career Ready, Think Logistics internship programme.
O ur internship programme is led by Emma Bamin from the HR team and is designed to showcase the variety of careers available in the logistics sector and give young people experience and insight into the world of logistics as they consider their career options. Our interns spend time with teams in HR, IT, marketing, finance and commercial, as well as learning about the wider group, what we do and the vital role that logistics plays in the UK economy. At the end of their internships, both Jemima and Kelve delivered fantastic presentations back to the business and representatives from Career Ready and Think Logistics about their internship, reflecting on what they have done, learnt and what they will take from the logistics internship experience. It was wonderful to hear that both interns are now considering careers in areas where they worked during their time with Abbey. For Jemima, she is now considering HR as a future career and Kelve says he would like to pursue a career in marketing.
THE BENEFITS OF A LOGISTICS INTERNSHIP TO ABBEY We’re delighted that Jemima and Kelve both got a lot of value out of their internships but this isn’t all one-way traffic. Hosting an intern has many benefits for an organisation, and through our work with Think Logistics and networking with many other companies in our sector that also support the Career Ready Think Logistics internship programme, we know our
peers see many benefits from this scheme too.
Firstly, we have been consistently impressed by the quality of the interns and their maturity and
enthusiastic approach to the internship opportunity. All of our interns have contributed new and fresh ideas in the departments they have worked in, giving us a changed perspective on things that only someone from outside the business can do.
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