Why take on an intern?

31st January 2022
Why take on an intern?

Your business is hoping to get a lot done this year. Maybe you don’t have enough employees or perhaps you need to take on some specialist skills?

Has the thought of recruiting an intern ever crossed your mind?

These benefits of hiring an intern might help you to decide.

First of all, why recruit in summer?
You can recruit an intern any time of year, however, summer is perfect time.

University students and graduates will be looking for meaningful summer work to build upon the skills learnt from their degree and apply them in a real working environment. For you, this means there is a lot of talent available and a lot of untapped potential.

So if you are considering if an intern is right for your business. Now is the time to find out. 

1. Skills and knowledge.
At the heart of all business in the Humber are its people, but finding the right skills is a challenge all businesses face.

Ambitious, new talent are looking to make apply their skills and start making their mark in the world of work. They bring an abundance of the latest skills and knowledge across a wide range of areas. Engineers, data analysts, software developers, marketeers, accountants, HR, IT technicians, scientists…the range of talent available for you to tap into is a goldmine for your business.

The Humber Internship Programme (HIP) will help you to identify your skills needs and match you with the most suitable graduate/student talent in the Humber area.

2. Ease of use of technology
Social media, computer programs, cloud storage – they’re all are a piece of cake for new professionals.

Within their studies they will have been taught many software programmes and technologies, so they can probably teach you a thing or two to help your day-to-day business function more efficiently.

 

3. You’ll gain fresh perspective
The more voices you have within your business, the more perspective you gain.

The more perspectives you have, the better. Interns are fresh with knowledge and eager to prove themselves as an asset to your business.

Don’t just have them sitting in a room and working on filing paperwork. Engage with them and ask them for their opinions or take-aways from certain parts of the business. You’ll not only be shaping their perspective and broadening their knowledge in the industry, but there is a lot you can take away from what they bring to the table as well.

 

4. Help with projects or tasks that you’re struggling to complete.
A candidate takes on an internship in hopes of accomplishing something to use on their CV for future interviews or for a longer term opportunity in your business.

Either way, they work hard, have specialist skills and want to do a great job. So, give them real, meaningful work that will help your organisation run smoother, accomplish more, or be more successful.

 

5. Give back to the community
It’s great to give back and help new professionals the opportunity to jumpstart their careers – and an internship can do just that.

 

6. You could find your next superstar employee
An internship is a great way to see how much potential a student or recent graduate has in the field.

You’ll get to see their skills and work ethic as an intern—and might choose to bring them on as a paid employee down the line.

Also, it will demonstrate to you the value of a particular skill-set within your business. Perhaps, by bringing in some short-term resource it’s now crystal clear that you need that resource longer term.

 

Have we convinced you? We hope so, because taking on an intern can only be a good thing for your business.

 

Talk to the Humber Internship Programme today. We’ll find the fresh talent your business needs.

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