For the last 10 years Clock has been hiring university students as Interns to allow them to fulfill their degree. During this time we have employed over 20 students. The intern scheme at Clock is a pipeline for hiring staff and it helps the business grow.
A lot of university degrees require students to undertake a 40 week internship in an industry relevant to their degree. This allows students to put their skills into practice and help them find work when they graduate (as they have some experience of the real world).
The benefits of intern schemes to both students and companies are unbelievable.
Students benefit from the experience gained from CV writing and being interviewed, but mainly from working in the real world- plus the added bonus of earning some money!
Companies benefit from a relatively cheap resource, and when nurtured students have the potential to become a key member of any team. Most interns have little to no experience of working in the real world, so the employer has the opportunity to mould the student in to an ideal employee. With new students every year bringing their own views and opinions it keeps the company fresh and exciting.
At Clock we love our interns. Each year they surpass all our expectations, always showing excitement and enthusiasm regardless of the task put in front of them. We feel that an intern should have a say in the direction of their time with us, so if they want to pursue a particular area or technology, then we support them. An internship is not just about the company but about the individual.
After 40 weeks or more of working for us, our interns are invaluable and they are missed when they return to university. They understand how we work, and the way we work, so some want to carry on working for us. We are often keen to hire them when they graduate.
If you are a small company with limited resources then having an internship scheme to aid growth and provide extra resource is very beneficial.
Clock have hired 8 interns after graduating, (including me) all of which have key roles within the company. A couple have left for pastures new, but the rest still remain.
We have a relationship with lots of Universities but here are some of the ones with websites on internships:
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