Over the summer, 8 local students have been working with some of the Island’s leading digital companies, First Central Group, JT, Cortex, PwC, Deloitte, and Sure.
The six-week paid summer internship is designed specifically for Guernsey’s post-16 students who are passionate about the digital world and are looking to begin a career in the sector. The placements see students gaining hands-on experience working in a professional environment, learning new skills on real-world projects.
Now in its seventh year, the programme has now seen over 65 students taking part and beginning their careers in the Digital sector.
The programme concluded with a presentation evening in August where this year’s cohort spoke about their journey and the projects they had been working on ranging from web and email development, building data systems, building and testing software programmes and learning about data forensics.
Matt Copperwaite, Assistant Manager at Deloitte LLP commented: “For the past 6 weeks, Frankie has experienced and observed a number of different service areas within Deloitte. This has been a great opportunity to showcase the diverse areas of the business that Deloitte is involved in and an opportunity for Frankie to experience how the offshore office works as a part of the wider UK teams. Frankie has proven herself to be very willing and adaptable and it has been a pleasure to have her working with us at Deloitte.”
Digital intern Jack Bennett who was placed with First Central Insurance & Technology Group shared, “I think the internship has made me more open to careers in fields of programming I wasn’t as keen on earlier, such as web development, as I feel much more comfortable with that wider range of development in a professional setting.”
JT’s Head of Talent Sarah Gosiewska said: “We were delighted to support the 2023 Digital Greenhouse Guernsey internship, offering a place to Pierce Gorman. Having proved incredibly successful in the past, this year was no exception. Pierce’s skills and expertise supported meaningful projects and in return he gained valuable experience, working across a number of aspects of our business; from our retail outlet, marketing and sales support teams, to software development, data centres and even logistics. We’d highly recommend the scheme as a gateway to attracting the very best talent for a lifelong career within JT.”
Elliot Harris, who was placed with Cortex spent his summer learning new skills by building a company app commented, “I developed a good understanding of Blazor and its features. I have also improved my UX design skills and my thinking around making good choices for the future of a project.” To students looking to take part in the 2024 internship, he says, “Go for it! Even if you are just beginning your digital journey, it’s an opportunity to work with interesting people and learn from them.”
To find out more and register your interest for the Digital Internship 2024 visit here.
Pictured: Cai Williams, Freya Nicholls & Jack Bennett – First Central Interns