Quotes from the Graduate Internship Programme
“Firstly, it has been a great experience! Everyone at Chelton Brown has been extremely welcoming and helpful. I’ve improved my time-management, Communication, Presentation, writing and designing skills.
The Directors have always kept me involved in everything that’s going on and I’ve been to many business events and meetings, where I’ve met and interacted with a lot of people.
My ideas and suggestions have always been welcomed, respected and considered by all, which has increased my confidence.
I have been given considerable authority and decision making power that has allowed me to become more independent in terms of doing work.”
– Dawar Javed, BA Hons Business Studies
“I have learnt invaluable engineering, IT and design skills that are impossible to simulate in an academic environment. Working in a small company I have been able to attend business meetings in various companies and learn a lot more about what goes on behind the scenes in a business.
My confidence in my own ability to learn new things and have faith in my engineering discipline has vastly improved. ”
- Nick Martin, BSc Engineering
“A big growth in confidence and development of communication skills. I have also gained projects and event management skills and a general understanding of working in a different environment. Being able to increase my skills and gain experience whilst earning a wage has been one of the best decisions I have made and has given me time to decide what I want to do in my future career.”
- Tracey Ewer, BA Fashion Marketing
“University of Northampton initially supplied 4 graduate profiles in response to our application. These were good candidates, relevant to our application and we were glad to appoint one graduate on a 3 month internship. Both parties have found the internship very rewarding and beneficial and we have offered the graduate a permanent role upon completion of the internship.”
- Studioworx, Newport Pagnell
“I have really enjoyed working with the graduate, we tend to employ more mature staff, due to the nature of the business we do. We have found having new fresh ideas, motivational and enjoyable for the senior management team as well as the rest of the team.”
- Chelton Brown, Northampton
“I found working with the Graduate Internship programme really rewarding. It has given me the chance to gain the experience I needed to do the career I love and got into student debt for!
I know how difficult it is to go straight from into your job of choice after university. This programme has given me an extraordinary opportunity to work on a live brief as well as gaining work for my portfolio, while at the same time it has given me the chance to experience the designer/client relationship first hand.”
– Laura Marsland, Graphic Design and Photography graduate
“I have learnt many new business skills and I have enjoyed the responsibility of managing major projects within the business. I have benefited from creating new professional contacts. I have also developed the confidence to manage entire projects on my own or with the help of colleagues.”
- Reagan Nyandoro, International Marketing and Business graduate
“The scheme helped move us forward by understanding the competition. Positively influenced our sales and marketing activity”
– The Phoenix Partners
“It has enabled me and my business partner to focus on important issues within our business which would otherwise have suffered.”
– Made By Niki
“We have been able to use resources more effectively and provide a value added service to our business partners. The grant made the offer very attractive and enabled us to take on more than 1 intern.”
– Business Builder
“Our student has proved to be a very positive member of the team generating business as a result of her creativity”
– Trident Design and Print
“The process of working with the internship programme has been excellent; developments penetrated within Creative-i through the innovation and creativity of the graduates have been exceptional.”
– Creative-i Ltd
“The individual was able to prove his ability to settle in with colleagues and become a valued team member. His contribution through ideas and 'fresh thinking' has been positive”
– Lighthouse (UK) Ltd