We love watching people learn, grow and develop here at Mantra Marketing; seeing an individuals’ confidence rise and capabilities enhance at the hands of the environment you provide is incredibly rewarding. As a result, in recent years, we’ve housed plenty of internships from Professionals UK including Business Management, Social Media and Administration.
It’s quite surprising how having a fresh pair of eyes, especially from a different generation, can facilitate new ideas, suggestions and viewpoints. Not only that, but team members enjoy having someone to look after, teach and be responsible for.
Introducing… Yohann Lloy!
Hi my name’s Yohann! I’m a student from France and have decided to do an internship abroad to improve my English, embrace some new life skills and add to my educational experience.
England was the obvious choice, and it soon became apparent that Bristol would be a great option! There are so many Europeans living in Bristol, all sharing this lovely city and with plenty of opportunities to meet new people. I started my research into potential companies, the opportunity to meet with Fran from Mantra Marketing Group arose, and here I am, at my desk on Baldwin Street!
Week 1 of 8
So week one with Mantra Marketing came around and it flew by! Here’s what I got up to:
- I was introduced to the whole team – They’re all so friendly and vibrant!
- I sat in on lots of meetings, from Morning Briefs and Induction Days, to Leaders Meetings and Recruitment Catch-Ups. Doing this enabled me to get a feel for how Mantra work as a company, what their values are and what they’re trying to achieve
- I got involved with some team training to learn some sales and customer service skills for myself
- What I appreciated most was the one-on-one sit downs I had with Fran and Kevin to talk through what it was I wanted to achieve throughout my internship, and which avenues I could learn from
The atmosphere is what’s struck me the most since starting my internship; the team at Mantra Marketing are always so helpful, kind and positive. They’re excited to do well, learning wherever they can and really enjoy what they do. You can’t help but feel motivated here!
The training wheels are off!
Having got used to the day to day running of Mantra Marketing in week one, I’ve since been getting involved with all sorts. Fran and Kevin have been assigning me various tasks from building databases and editing the website, to profiling new event sites and creating training materials.
My favourite so far has been using my creativity to help design promotional materials. I was also asked to write this blog which is cool!
For my internship I really wanted to develop my communications skills; my spoken and written English; to put me in a good position for next year when I finish my studies and find my first job. Having mentioned this to the team, I’ve been getting involved with their recruitment, so I’ve had plenty of practice talking to a variety of people, both on the phone and face to face.
Is an Internship right for you?
I can honestly say this internship was a great professional experience for me, I learnt so much from my time with Mantra Marketing, and have improved in all sorts of areas, some I wasn’t even considering! Within the two months I spent with Mantra, I believe I:
- Developed my communication skills within the corporate environment
- Improved my English greatly, both written and spoken
- Gained experience with how to relate to lots of different people
- Made some lovely memories to take home with me
I feel more prepared, ready and confident to take on my next challenge, my English may not be perfect, but I’m definitely a lot better than when I landed in Bristol. Little by little is how we improve.
Bye Bye Yohann
Each time an internship comes to an end with us, it’s bitter sweet; we’re sad to see them go, but proud and excited for what their future will hold. Reviewing their development throughout the weeks is always a highlight.
If you’re looking to gain some experience within the Sales, Marketing, Recruitment and Administration sectors, an internship could be the way to go. For more information, get in touch by calling Fran or Kevin on 01179209291 or pop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org