Six enthusiastic youngsters are now much more aware of what to expect when they step into the world of work, thanks to their recent summer internship experience at Digicel.
For two months, Tebh O huiginn, Brendon Belle, Tyler Belle, Robin Lewis, Najla King and Gina-Ann Trotman, worked with Digicel’s Marketing, Sales, Customer Care, Finance and Human Resource departments, gaining invaluable experience on the world of work and in particular, the fast paced nature of the telecommunications industry.
Head of Human Resources and Facilities, Kerrigan Roach, stated that this year’s group was a mix of new and returning interns, who brought their youthful exuberance to each of the departments:
“Each department head delivered nothing but glowing reports about the interns who worked under them during this period, noting in particular their willingness to go the extra mile, whether on weekends or after work; in addition to their eagerness to be involved with all aspects of the business. These are qualities that will certainly keep these youngsters in good stead for the future, especially when they officially enter the world of work.”
Tebh O huiginn, a recent college graduate from Ireland, commented on his experience in Barbados with Digicel:
“My time in Barbados and with Digicel was amazing! I learnt so much working with the Marketing team, getting a great feel for and an understanding of how fast paced things can be in a highly competitive environment. Also, getting a chance to experience the culture, especially during the busy Crop Over period, in addition to opening of the inaugural Caribbean Premier League, is something I will cherish for years to come. I definitely look forward to returning to Barbados and maybe Digicel at some point in the future.”
Tyler Belle, a former Harrison College student and recipient of the Aubrey Collymore scholarship for Male Commonwealth Science students, said the internship was a great way to spend the summer before going off to the University of Kent to study Computer Systems Engineering:
“Working with Digicel again this year was another great experience and I was able to learn from the staff and managers a lot about the complexities of the work environment. I also received quite a bit of encouragement and advice about how to approach my university studies. Who knows, in a few years I may be in a position to join the Digicel team in a permanent role. I certainly wouldn’t mind that one bit.”
Roach made the point that Digicel remains commitment to playing a pivotal role in furthering the development of Barbados’ youth:
“We are known for the assistance we provide in the community and the part we play when it comes to sports and culture. However, we also take our role as professional developers very seriously, not only for those who we employ, but those who can help groom prior to them entering the workforce.”