We catch up with the 2020 Discover Digital Interns
As the fourth year of the Discover Digital Internship comes to a close, we speak with the interns to see how it went
The Discover Digital Summer Internship returns for its fourth year in 2020, with a strong pipeline of local digital talent. Since the programme started in 2017, there have been 46 interns that have participated and we are pleased that each year there have been students that are offered additional work, further education bursaries and full-time employment. Due to COVID19, there were a reduced number of places for 2020, but Digital Greenhouse was delighted to be working with six bright interns who are passionate about their digital career pathways.
After working with some of the Island’s leading companies for six-weeks, local students developed their skills and gained valuable knowledge about working in the digital sector. Presentation evening arrived came along with a full house to hear from the Digital Interns and their journey.
First up was Elliot who worked on Web Application Development and Security & Business Solutions with Resolution IT developing his knowledge about working with cloud technologies and deployment pipelines. Next up was Jenny, Laura and Seb who worked with First Central Insurance & Technology Group for their placement using coding to build a Focus Support Portal for internal use within First Central to make the Platform Support team workflow more fluid.
Hannah then shared her experience on her placements at JT and the Digital Greenhouse working on digital marketing projects, being heavily involved from planning comms journeys to the working on the final digital design. Efficiently building her people skills in meetings and a bustling office and creating digital content and writing articles with the team. Chloe was the final intern of the night to talk about her placement at EY, working on robot process automation. Explaining her journey through using RPA, UX design and tech audit, having already come to the internship with her knowledge of UX and then applying it to a real case study and learning the relationship and issues between UX designer and developer
Working in partnership with local businesses to provide young people with experience of our digital industries has had such a positive impact for those involved to date. This truly is a fantastic opportunity for students and graduates to experience cutting edge digital projects and showcases both employment opportunities and the high level of digitally innovative companies we have operating here in the Island.
Lucy Kirby - Director, Digital Greenhouse