Summer Internship at Stirling Warrington
This summer we welcomed two DMU students to our office!
Pam and Jacob took the roles of recruitment assistants, supporting the team in various tasks.
They both have learnt so much about recruitment. Within their first week, they created their first blogs for our website – interview preparation guidance for sales and engineering sectors. To say they smashed it would be an understatement.
They have assisted with some of our marketing tasks, including creating infographics, editing social media posts and job advert comparisons. It has been lovely to have them as part of the team and to help them flourish as assistant recruiters. They have had a taste of the different sections within the whole experience of recruitment, which has allowed them to gain an insight into the recruitment industry.
Pam and Jacob created a video to show their internship as recruitment assistants. Which you can see to the left!
They were also in charge of recruiting our marketing assistant. After preparing detailed job adverts, they shared them on several online platforms. They didn’t have to wait long for the responses! After analysing over 60 CVs, they shortlisted a range of outstanding candidates and met with them to discuss the position.
“During my time here at Stirling Warrington, I have learnt the importance of data analysis. I have become familiar with recruitment software like Bullhorn and marketing programmes like Canva and WordPress.”
“Throughout my internship, I have excelled in areas I was struggling with and have built upon skills areas that I had. During my time here at Stirling Warrington, I have learnt the importance of data analysis. I have become familiar with recruitment software like Bullhorn and marketing programmes like Canva and WordPress. In the beginning, I found data entry to be very daunting. As time went on I became much more familiar with data entry, where I found it to be one of my strengths.
My favourite part of the role was recruiting for our marketing assistant role. It was a privilege to be assigned and trusted with such an important task. Interviewing potential candidates and getting to know their future aspirations was one of the most interesting parts of the role. Being part of such a welcoming and supportive team has taught me what to expect in a workplace. There hasn’t been a day since I started in the position that I felt out of place. I certainly respect and admire immensely the work atmosphere that Stirling Warrington has. Thank you for choosing me and going beyond fulfilling my expectations of the role. It has been an honour to work with the team!”
“What I found particularly exciting was being able to oversee the complete recruitment process for the marketing assistant role – it taught me much about the industry, allowing me to see recruitment from the backstage side.”
“Despite the internship being just 6 weeks long, I learnt so much during my time at Stirling Warrington. I gained experience with recruitment software and marketing tools, improving skills and abilities I will certainly use in my future career. What I found particularly exciting was being able to oversee the complete recruitment process for the marketing assistant role – it taught me much about the industry, allowing me to see recruitment from the backstage side. I loved how welcoming and supporting the team was. On one hand, I was given responsible and challenging tasks; on the other, I received continuous support from the Stirling Warrington team. Thank you for having me!”
Pam’s advice for future interns:
I would recommend researching your company well and getting to know its values. The reason I had initially applied for the role here at Stirling Warrington was because of the company’s dynamic and atmosphere that closely matched my values. It is a company where I could see myself working and being a part of.
Before your internship begins make a list of what you wish to gain from your experience and which skills you want to develop. This will help you to decide which workplace to choose that best supports you. I would advise you to keep a track of the skills you learn in a diary.
Jacob’s advice for future interns:
Be open to opportunities, prepare yourself to be active and jump into new tasks and responsibilities with enthusiasm and eagerness to learn. Remember that your time during the internship is limited, so make sure you take full advantage of it. It is your opportunity to develop, learn, and gain practical experience while cooperating with professionals. Make the most of it!
Pam and Jacob will continue with their education at De Montfort University. It was lovely to be able to teach the interns about our company. They were able to gain a lot of information from our experienced recruiters. It has been lovely to take upon interns in our company and give them an insight into recruitment. We celebrate their last day today with donuts and cupcakes, something the interns have brought to say thank you.