Art and Design students show promise at Country Baskets

Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:07:00 BST

Textile Design, Advertising and Graphic Design students on work placement at Country Baskets Country Baskets have taken on three students from the University of Huddersfield to do a one year long internship. They have all been given the opportunity to explore the possibilities in buying, selling and marketing roles.

Jessica Walton, Ben Norman and Rachel Knowles all chose the University of Huddersfield because of the great internship program offering placements in companies such as Country Baskets; giving students a chance to put theory into practise. Jessica, Rachel and Ben all happily accepted the offer from Country Baskets as it was an easy choice; “Many internships offer young people a ‘fly-on-the-wall’ experience, the chance to gain skills and knowledge on a second hand basis, perhaps occasionally allowing the intern to dip their toe in. This is a far cry from what Country Baskets offered me”, Ben says.
So far the internship at Country Baskets has shown promising results. Rachel says; “I have learnt more about how a company actually works internally and all the people that are involved” to which Jessica adds; “Already I have gained a huge amount of experience, my confidence is growing and I am far more focused”.
Country Baskets give the students the opportunities they seek which Ben explains; “Being trusted with my own responsibilities and given the freedom to use my skills has really helped me to put them into a working context”. Jessica and Rachel both agree Country Baskets let them work independently and happily includes them in the close working team; Rachel: “I enjoy having my own workload and enjoy the independence within the role.” Jessica: “I have gained so much experience by working in such a close team”
You can read more about the roles the interns undertake, and how the skills gained will help in future careers, here:

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