Having applied to many companies around the UK in an effort to gain work experience, I was offered a summer internship in the marketing department of Hospital Innovations UK. Before starting the internship, I knew a little about the company and I was looking forward to gaining a greater insight over the course of the summer.
During my first week, I was handed the task of updating the Allograft Competition Report which seemed quite daunting at the time. This project was incredibly beneficial and allowed me to gain a level of commercial awareness I did not have prior to my internship. It was a fantastic project and one that I finished in the second last week of my placement. It was rewarding to see all the hard work coming together to create a 300+ page report.
Improving my presentation skills has been a challenge I have been working on for some time and I was pleased and excited I was given many opportunities to present at Hospital Innovations UK. I have previously presented at a model UN conference and in lectures at university; however I had not presented in a professional workplace. It has really made me aware of what I must improve to become a better public speaker and the difference between presenting in a business environment, and a university environment.
Throughout the eight weeks I worked at Hospital Innovations UK I was given many analytical projects to do. As my university course is business analytics orientated, this was where I felt I could really get my teeth into. One of the projects was analysing the online traffic entering the company website. This was a really good experience and it gave me an opportunity to put what I had learnt from my studies into practice.
One part of my internship I particularly enjoyed was being involved in filming an allograft handling video. We spent close to six hours preparing and filming for the video and it was unlike anything I had experienced before.
As soon as I started I was made to feel part of the company. The most important thing for me was feeling like I was adding value and that the company was benefitting from the work I was doing. I have gained a lot of confidence from this experience and I have improved many professional skills; skills I am looking forward to using in my future studies and career.
Hospital Innovations UK is a great example of how to run a successful business. It is a highly driven and dynamic firm with extremely hard-working and motivated staff. I have learnt and gained a great deal during my internship and I am certain that this experience will help my future employability and career ambitions.Back