Competition: Win Tickets to the National Business Convention 2014

They say it's all about who you know. Well how would you like the chance to network with over 200 business delegates at the National Business Convention 2014? We're running a competition to offer up to 10 lucky graduates the chance to attend this prestigious event absolutely FREE!

With speakers from across the sectors including RBS, Brewdog and The Scottish Government, this event is a combination of networking, plenary sessions and interactive workshops and a rare opportunity for a graduate to attend.

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Intern Story: My Experience As A Marketing Intern with Firefly

I can’t believe it was only 12 weeks ago that I started working at Firefly as a Marketing and Business Development Intern (through Adopt an Intern). How time goes fast when you enjoy what you do, you’re kept busy and learning so much all at the same time! 

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Putting an end to unpaid internships in law firms.

Here at Adopt an Intern, we've been working with the Law Society of Scotland on promoting high quality paid internships. By partnering with the Law Society we're aiming to help unemployed and underemployed graduates find a role in a law firm which may turn in to a traineeship in the long term, as well as recruit graduate posts such as HR, Business Development and marketing within law firms.

Through our collaboration, the Law Society has now also published new guidance on law firm internships as part of its wider work on fair access to the legal profession. 

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Intern Story: My Dream Internship

Servus! My name is Emily Cook and I am a lucky participant of the Adopt an Intern German Exchange 2014. Quite simply, Adopt an Intern helped me to find my dream internship; I am spending the summer in the heart of Munich, working for a prestigious multi-lingual recruitment agency called Euro London Appointments.

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Intern Story: What being an Intern is really like...

“Intern” is not a word with hugely positive connotations. When people think of a stereotypical intern, they think of a browbeaten rookie, caught in an endless cycle of coffee-runs and filing, someone who’s never met their boss and would be terrified if they did. I think anybody starting a job under the title “intern” probably feels a bit nervous – I certainly did. I’ll admit, I was worried that it would impact on how seriously my colleagues would take me.

Another word with pretty negative connotations is “tax” – and I was going to be working in tax strategy. When I’d applied for the post it had seemed like a good idea at the time, but as my first day drew closer, I got more and more worried about the number-crunching aspect, not to mention the cliché that the only people less popular than traffic wardens, work in tax.

As it turns out, I really needn’t have worried at all!

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