Thirty-three (33) students have been selected to benefit from hands-on training for two (2) months in this year’s FLOW Internship Programme.
The number represents a significant increase. Addressing this, FLOW Country Manager – Wayne Hull said, “For more than six (6) years, FLOW has been recruiting at least eight (8) interns each year for the Carnival and Christmas season, so this year to move to thirty-three (33) is a big jump for us and is giving many more students an opportunity to participate.”
Hull explained that “While most of the Sales Academy students spend their time with the sales team, they will also be spread throughout the organization to gain experience in various departments. This initiative most certainly empowers and equips these young people for the world of work as they leave with real work experience and an enhanced resumé.”
The curriculum for the Internship Programme includes weekly training sessions in Sales, Customer Service, Marketing and Communications, Record Keeping and Reporting.
Already, recruits for the programme are reveling in the opportunity.
Kareem Lucas commented , “This has honestly been a life changing experience for me that I am by no means going to take for granted. Having the opportunity to work in one of the leading companies in St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a dream come true even though it’s an internship. .. I am working very hard to make a good impression in the hopes of being considered for a full-time job opportunity at FLOW.”
Rhea Ollivierre described her recruitment as “..the opportunity of a life-time. I was worried about facing the very competitive workplace without work experience, and so I am grateful to FLOW for creating this opportunity for us. I have developed patience, perseverance and discipline which really puts me in a winning position. Thank you FLOW.”
Recruitment for this year’s Internship programme began in April at the St. Vincent Community College/Division of Technical and Vocational Studies There were 100 applications.