The very word ‘internship’ has a bad reputation, and can conjure up images of coffee runs, picking up dry-cleaning and other thankless tasks. But these opportunities (internships, not coffee runs) often prove to be very rewarding and the launchpad for a fruitful career.
We speak to experienced insiders who hire interns, and Amy Mcdonnell, who did a work experience placement in the media industry, to get their words of advice…
Without a doubt, younger workers are more likely to change jobs more often than their senior counterparts. According to reports published by CNBC, the millennial generation is the largest in today’s workforce, and the median tenure for a millennial employee is just two years, compared with seven years for a baby boomer. A 2013 survey found that 30% of companies were losing 15% or more of their millennial workers within a year.
It’s another good year to be an IT professional. Latest findings show that 41% of companies plan to increase the number of IT jobs. But which roles in the sector are the most sought-after and lucrative?