Assemble is always on the look out for upcoming talent and young people who want to build up their experience. In recent times, Assemble has launched the internship and apprenticeship programmes in the last year to provide a springboard for those in education or recent graduates to kick start their careers.
Matt Stedman started his apprenticeship programme last September, enrolling on a PR and Communications course whilst he’s been working for the team. In that time, he’s had a big impact on Assemble’s communication processes and was even nominated for a PPA award. Matt said this wouldn’t have been possible without the opportunities that Assemble’s apprenticeship programme provided.
“Since I joined Assemble, the freedom they’ve allowed me to operate with has been second to none. I’ve been allowed to take on real responsibility, feel listened to when I’ve voiced my opinion on strategy and, most importantly, been allowed to experiment without debilitating pressure.”
“It just goes to show that when companies actually give their new entry level employees some leeway, they’re capable of bringing about really positive changes and innovation.”
In addition to this, Assemble started the paid internship programme this summer to provide opportunities for young people looking to gain valuable work experience in the media and events sector. Assemble’s first intern, Aaron Franklin, joined the marketing and events team in July for a summer internship before his A-Levels recommence in the autumn. He said:
“My internship has made me more confident in analysing data and presenting my ideas to colleagues. Not only have I learnt to find trends in data, but there are many other skills which I have acquired, varying from creating animated videos to forming a CPD, broadening my experience in the workplace.”
Tom Broughton, Assemble’s Managing Director, said he was delighted to welcome Aaron to the business and provide valuable experience to support his university application. He said:”The vision is to have a rolling programme of undergraduate and graduate interns, who can gain a wealth of experience from working with our teams, whilst providing us with lots of energy through new ideas and fresh thinking”
Both of these programmes will aim to provide opportunities to young people from underprivileged backgrounds as part of Assemble’s drive to support and promote inclusivity.
The next internship will focus on journalism. Should any budding journos wish to apply (due to start in the autumn/winter period) please send us a CV and covering letter to email@example.com.
We look forward to your applications and hopefully we’ll welcome some new faces to the team soon.