Brighton Internship Programme


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An overview of The Brighton Internship Programme which was run by Wired Sussex in 2007 and 2008. This was a pilot project for the 2009/2010 Sussex Internship Prgramme.

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Brighton Internship Programme

  1. 2. <ul><li>The Brighton Internship Programme </li></ul><ul><li>is the most successful internship scheme of its kind in the country... </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>30 days of </li></ul><ul><li>work based training </li></ul><ul><li>in the digital media and creative industries sector. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>In two years... </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1,000 applications </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>In two years... </li></ul><ul><li>39 internships </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>In two years... </li></ul><ul><li>35 companies </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>In two years... </li></ul><ul><li>21 employment offers </li></ul>
  7. 14. <ul><li>BIP offers a variety of additional skills training for the interns as part of their programme.. </li></ul>
  8. 15. <ul><li>Training sessions include: </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation and Communication, Negotiating Skills, Commercial Writing Skills, </li></ul><ul><li>Project Management </li></ul>
  9. 16. <ul><li>“ They were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, keen and eager to learn, well mannered, attentive, respectful, good contributors and team-players.  I couldn’t ask for more than that!” </li></ul><ul><li>Hilary Kelsh , Consultant </li></ul>
  10. 17. <ul><li>“ I thought that the group was incredibly enthusiastic, naturally competitive and keen to learn. I'd add to that evidence of good group work.” </li></ul><ul><li>Sean Dodson , Journalist </li></ul>
  11. 18. <ul><li>“ They were a good group to work with as they responded well to the exercises and seemed to engage with the material. They were lively and healthily challenging points made which suggests that they were genuinely interested.” </li></ul><ul><li>Matt Gould , Agile Labs </li></ul>
  12. 19. <ul><li>“ Informative, motivating and interesting sessions. I feel that they were beneficial to all interns involved, regardless of the nature of their placements. Both seminars were hands-on, involving and felt productive in a variety of ways.” </li></ul><ul><li>Maja Vucenovic , Ecostorm intern </li></ul>
  13. 20. <ul><li>“ I really enjoyed the training sessions. I think they were really worthwhile and I have obtained the knowledge to develop some the skills that are so important to this industry. “ </li></ul><ul><li>Sarah Nelmes , Midnight Communications intern </li></ul>
  14. 21. <ul><li>As a participating company you'll get: </li></ul><ul><li>An interviewed and selected intern </li></ul><ul><li>Advice and support </li></ul><ul><li>Capital Allowance </li></ul><ul><li>Events to network with other participant companies </li></ul><ul><li>Intern training that brings more skills to your workplace </li></ul>
  15. 22. <ul><li>“ This is a superb scheme for all those involved. The employer has the benefit of a carefully vetted and worthwhile new team member, while the intern gains valuable experience. In our case it all worked very well. </li></ul><ul><li>The follow up and support was excellent and we'll definitely be taking on more interns in the future.” </li></ul><ul><li>Jeremy Spiller, White Hat Media </li></ul>
  16. 23. <ul><li>“ The Brighton Internship Project is an excellent opportunity for people wanting to work in the digital sector and I applaud Wired Sussex for organising such a forward thinking project.” </li></ul><ul><li>Andy Budd, Clearleft </li></ul>
  17. 24. <ul><li>“ I must say that the whole process of using the BIP service was fantastic.  The team at BIP really spent the time understanding our needs and listening to our feedback.  The Intern we selected was fantastic and we have offered them a permanent position.” </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Collimore, Animazoo </li></ul>
  18. 25. <ul><li>As an intern you'll get: </li></ul><ul><li>A valuable internship in a sought after company </li></ul><ul><li>Valuable contacts and invaluable experience </li></ul><ul><li>High level training sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Respected references for your CV </li></ul><ul><li>An allowance for the period of the internship </li></ul>
  19. 26. <ul><li>“ Wired Sussex offers a vital service and has helped me bridge the gap between being a university graduate to a creative professional. I am extremely grateful to the whole team for boosting my confidence and knowledge of the creative industry.” </li></ul><ul><li>Rhys Wootten, Internship with Plug in Media </li></ul>
  20. 27. <ul><li>“ They not only gave me the opportunity to work for a leading Brighton based integrated digital media company, but helped my development with additional skills training seminars” </li></ul><ul><li>Gareth Simmons employed by Site Visibility </li></ul>
  21. 28. <ul><li>“ I was taken in as a valued member of the team into Madgex straight away and provided with an excellent learning programme and opportunity to get some real world experience.” </li></ul><ul><li>Hannah Foster, employed by Madgex </li></ul>
  22. 29. <ul><li>To find out more about BIP go to </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>