Earlier this year, Ben Tatton-Brown, co-founder and CEO of RingRing Media sold his company for an estimated $20m after just 18 months of business. Here, he explains the value of internships in aiding his businessâ€™ success, in advancing the interns themselves, and why he recommends Inspiring Interns to other start-up companies.
Upon initially reading the strives and toils of the five female interns featured in recent Telegraph article, â€˜Itâ€™s not easy being an internâ€™, it seemed I would have another battle on my hands....
Itâ€™s fair to say there was a strong feeling of apprehension in the air travelling to work yesterday.
Internships: theyâ€™re becoming the trendy next-step for graduates, and are a proven success in getting young people onto the career ladder.Â But as Julia Margo pointed out in her Sunday Times article, thereâ€™s one sure-fire way to ruin them, and it all comes down to money.
With A-Level results released next Thursday, it looks set to be a tough ride for the thousands of people who have applied to university for the coming academic year.
If the term â€˜internshipâ€™ makes you think of tea-making and picking up the bossâ€™s dry cleaning then think again â€“ internships are now being hailed by the BBC as almost a â€˜guaranteed rite of passageâ€™ in the ever-competitive job market.
A recent study by Orange has revealed that more and more job-seekers are prepared to work flexible hours in their first job.
For the student or graduate of fashion, it would be fair to say breaking into the London fashion scene is high up on the â€˜to-doâ€™ list.Â Alongside Paris, Milan and New York, London claims the title of being one of the fashion capitals of the world, harbouring some of the most sought-after designers and never failing to produce fresh talent each year from some of the most prestigious fashion schools and colleges.Â Itâ€™s such a highly sought-after career path that it seems like the young and inexperienced are willing to undergo exploitation in order to secure their dream job.
As a graduate or current student, the words â€˜tuition feesâ€™ and â€˜student debtâ€™ may make you shudder at the mere thought of them.Â You might want to add â€˜graduate taxâ€™ to this list, as the Government has revealed plans to totally scrap the tuition fee system.