A future corporate lawyer currently studying at the University of the West Indies has graduated top of her class in the school of work experience after two months at the nation’s largest telecommunications provider, Flow.
Nia Belgrave, who was assigned to the company’s legal and regulatory department, was named ‘Most Outstanding Intern’ in the Flow Vision summer internship, an eight-week on-the-job training programme, the company has announced.
“Working at Flow has really opened my eyes about corporate law, which was my major focus when I first decided to pursue a career in law. I was shocked when they called my name but I’m very happy and excited about the award,” said Belgrave.
Her work experience exceeded her expectations as an intern as she got hands-on experience in contract law at the telecom company.
“I had the opportunity to read through contracts and see what the language was like and how agreements were specifically framed with different terms and conditions. I also drafted a contract that the company actually used, so it felt great to know I was contributing to something tangible,” she said.
Apart from legal and regulatory work, the interns were exposed to the company’s Information Technology, Sales and Marketing, Accounts and Finance, Human Resources and Corporate Communications departments, Flow said.
The company assigned some interns to C&W Business, the business-to-business arm of Flow parent Cable & Wireless Communications, and also hosted weekly workshops on the local and regional telecoms industry, it said.
The interns all “displayed a level of professionalism beyond their years” said Esther Tull, Human Resources Manager, Flow Barbados.
Kelli Shepherd and Jonathan Howard both picked up awards for ‘Best Presentation’ and ‘Most Likely to Be Prime Minister’, along with Khadija Hope (Ms. Congeniality), Jayden Forde (Mr. Congeniality), Britney Bridgeman (Introvert to Extrovert – Female) and Christopher Mapp (Introvert to Extrovert – Male), Flow said. (PR)