Nine local students worked over the summer with a number of digital businesses on the island, including Cortex, Resolution IT, First Central Group, PwC, Deloitte, EY Channel Islands and Digital Greenhouse.
The six-week paid internship has been designed for students who are passionate about the digital world. Working on projects for local employers to develop their digital and creative career paths, interns gained hands-on experience, building data systems, shadowing cyber incident first responders and testing software programs.
“Working in partnership with local businesses to give young people insight into career paths in Guernsey is hugely valuable and has had such a positive impact for those who have been involved in it over the past six years,” said Ben Wratten, Head of program and commitment. at the Digital Greenhouse. “It was fantastic to see the interesting projects the students worked on over the summer, developing their skills in a range of areas and highlighting the breadth of innovative businesses we have operating here on the island.”
During the pitch night, the interns talked about the projects they had worked on, ranging from marketing, programming and web development projects to data reporting and learning about data investigation.
“This internship has definitely helped me to make future career choices because now I have experience in this industry and now I know what I’m doing and I don’t like this job,” the intern said. Jared Sarchet, who was placed at First Central Insurance & Technology Group.
“I highly recommend him to anyone interested in a career in the digital field.”
Samantha Preece, who completed her internship at Cortex, said: “I encourage anyone considering this opportunity to take it.” It’s a great experience that allows you to understand how your skills translate in a real environment. Attending the internship confirmed my decision to pursue a career in software development.’
n To learn more and register your interest in Digital Internship 2023, go to Digitalgreenhouse.gg/Internship.