Over the past six weeks, eight Guernsey students have been working with some of the Island’s leading companies, developing their skills and gaining valuable knowledge about working in the island’s digital sectors.
This year saw students being placed with First Central Insurance & Technology Group, PwC, CBO Projects, EY, Resolution IT, The Digital Greenhouse and The Evolution Group.
The six-week paid summer internship has been designed specifically for Guernsey’s post-16 students who are passionate about the digital world and are seeking to work on projects for local employers to develop their digital and creative career pathways. The programme concluded with a presentation evening where this year’s cohort spoke about their journey and the projects they had been working on including Data Migration, Graphic Design, Project Management, Robotic Process Automation and user testing.
Ben Wratten, Programme Manager the Digital Greenhouse commented, “Working in partnership with local businesses to provide young people with experience of our digital and creative industries has had such a positive impact over the past five years. This truly is a fantastic opportunity for students and graduates to experience cutting edge digital and creative projects showcasing both employment opportunities and the high level of innovative companies we have operating here in the Island.”
Alex Rowe who was placed with PwC commented, “The Digital Internship is an excellent programme that gives you the chance to take on new challenges and to get a taste of life working in an office. It’s an opportunity not to be missed if this is the field you are interested in.”
Digital intern William Dereham who was placed with First Central Insurance & Technology Group commented, “I’m so glad I took on this opportunity, I have learned so many valuable things and really enjoyed it. It has also shown me what it’s like to work in a professional environment and helped me choose my career path in the world of tech. Additionally I was really inspired by the work of everyone else in the internship. To anyone considering a career in technology, I highly recommend applying.”
Click here to find out more and register your interest for the Digital Internship 2022.