When Telefónica UK briefed us to design their latest sustainability report, they also asked us to hire two paid interns to work on the project. Here’s what our two interns, students Kyle and Patricia, have to say about their time at Lambie-Nairn:
“Working on this project with Lambie-Nairn has been an amazing experience. Seeing how a big agency works, from the initial creative brief, through the processes of design and development to an end product is something that you can’t really understand without being part of it; and it’s an amazing process to be part of. No matter how many projects you work on at college or university, it can’t come close to the experience of working on a live project.
I’m still somewhat shocked that I was chosen for this role, to be honest, but it’s something that will be amazing to have on my CV. Having real world experience is probably the most valuable asset in terms of future potential, and I’m confident it will open more opportunities up in the future.
If I had to choose one lesson to take away from this summer, it would be the importance of communication right through the process. No matter how good your technical skills are, if you aren’t keeping up to date with what your colleagues are doing, constantly bouncing ideas and feedback off of each other, and communicating clearly and effectively with your team and your client, you’re not going to get the best results.”
“Working for Telefónica with Lambie-Nairn has been a great opportunity that I won’t forget. First it gave me the possibility to work in a professional environment with experts that gave me great advice for the future. But mostly this experience gave me important responsibilities. Although I was an intern, I did not simply assist on the project – I had the possibility to run the project, with Kyle, from beginning to end. Lambie-Nairn trusted my ideas as well as my judgement and let me go with it.
This was definitely a great experience that helped me gain more confidence about my work skills. I feel really lucky that I was picked as this experience will definitely boost my CV and I am now feeling more prepared and ready to face the job market.”