Say hello to brookscomm’s newest interns

15th August 2018

We are excited to welcome to brookscomm our latest interns, Harry Smith and Barney Packer. Harry and Barney are already adding value to our fast-paced, integrated communications agency. Harry joins us as a summer placement student halfway through his Business and Economics degree at Bournemouth University, and Barney is here as a recent Journalism and Public Relations graduate from University of Lincoln.

Benefits of a diverse work-force

It’s always great to have enthusiastic, energised and passionate interns who can hit the ground running, seamlessly integrating with our team and making a positive impact to the business, with fresh insights, different perspectives, and contemporary knowledge and skillsets. It’s important to retain and engage a diverse and vibrant workforce, especially as the PR and marketing landscape is continually evolving and converging..

The brookscomm ethos

Hiring based on attitude, culture, ethos and skillset is crucial to business success. Here at brookscomm, we believe that offering flexibility and a better work-life balance can make a huge impact on the business. Flexibility can mean different things to different people. Whether it is hours that are flexed to better suit the employee, as well as the business, or working from home options, or providing practical solutions to remove barriers to working so both parties benefit.

Investing in our people

Our interns can benefit from the brookscomm ethos of treating everyone equally, understanding individual development and flexibility needs, instilling a sense of collective responsibility so that each individual has the working hours and environment to excel. We always endeavour to make the working environment work for everyone, understanding individuals needs and ensuring the workplace is fully inclusive ensures our clients get the range of integrated expertise they need to add value to their businesses.

brookscomm sees the value in investing in all employees with mentoring, on the job training and exposure to a variety of experiences and courses to learn and gain insight.

Harry comments, “My time at brookscomm has been amazing so far. I never thought I’d have a job where I’d genuinely enjoy every task and look forward to work. So far, I’ve been involved with Amazon’s seller central, multiple social-media accounts and various other tasks. Every day is something new and it’s an experience I’d recommend to anyone keen to pursue a career in digital marketing and PR. Also, everyone is extremely friendly and welcoming.”

Barney adds, “Working with brookscomm has provided me with a valuable insight into the work and daily running of an integrated communications agency. The team have all been very welcoming and demonstrated how a strong team should operate and communicate. Already within my internship, I’ve been involved in bigger projects whilst feeling like my contribution to the business is valued and recognised. There are also frequent opportunities to learn new skills and develop existing ones in a healthy work environment. “

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