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.
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.
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.