February 23, 2017

Turning an intern – into an employee

Turning an intern – into an employee

Meet Megan Thoume – the newest member of Orchard’s consultancy team. Megan joined us last year as an intern, through a Creative Industries Guernsey scheme supported by the States of Guernsey. We asked her a few questions about what it was like to be an intern and what she has made of the transition to a permanent member of the team.

You’re new at Orchard. What’s it like?

I am really enjoying working at Orchard, the people here are really friendly and as I am new to PR it is very welcoming that everyone is keen to offer a helping hand.

At university I studied Media Production so at Orchard it has been good to utilise my filming skills on various events and charity projects. Getting a job in the creative industry is very difficult in Guernsey so I feel very fortunate that I can work in the industry that I am passionate about and still live on my home island.

You first joined as an intern – why did you decide to try out that scheme?

After studying media at university I was keen to put my skills into practice and to learn more. When I heard about the Creative Industries internship the timing was perfect and it was a great opportunity to get more experience and to get to know people in the industry.

What was the best thing you did as an intern?

My favourite project I worked on was the De Putron Challenge. It was a lot of fun to organise and create a film for the event.  I also got to go on my first business trip for the Jersey competition which was exciting.

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And what was the worst?

The worst part was that my internship at Orchard was only for three months. However I am thrilled to be able to have a full time position so that I can continue working in PR.

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What is the most interesting thing about a career in PR?

The most interesting thing is that you never know what the next day will bring, the work is so varied and it is great that I can keep learning more about PR and I look forward to studying PR in the summer when I start my CIPR course. The more I learn about PR the more I love it.

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