Intern: Benjamin L.- France
Intern: Antoine D.- France
Age: 17 years old
Placement: Levi’s Store Malta
Dates: 27.01.20 till 21.02.20
Introduction from Internships Worldwide Coordinator,
Antoine and Benjamin applied for an internship in Malta through Internships Worldwide for one month within in the Retail Sector. On receiving their request and the necessary paperwork we immediately started searching for their perfect placement. When we look for a placement, we take into consideration their age, interests, level of English and experience. We filter through our database of Placement Companies and see what would suit them best, always doing our utmost to ensure they will be happy.
In the case of Benjamin and Antoine, we got in touch with the agent of Levi’s Store here in Malta, and after reviewing their profiles, they were very happy to offer them an internship in their retail shops. Likewise, Antoine & Benjamin were both very happy to accept this placement at Levi’s stating that they were both familiar with the brand and own several pieces of clothing from Levi’s. They said that working for such a worldwide known brand would be a great experience that would teach them a lot.
On arriving in Malta they had a few days off prior to their first day of internship staying with a Host-Family who were nice enough to show them some must-see attractions in Malta.
I then met up with them on their first day of work, giving them a welcome pack and some further information. After that, we made our way to Levi’s in Sliema. We met with the Store Manager. She was the person who would be guiding them throughout their internship.
Throughout the internship of Benjamin and Antoine, we were constantly in contact with them checking in to see that everything was going well. I am pleased to say that the feedback was constantly positive. The two boys were enjoying their work, liked their colleagues and were treated with respect. Their last week was very exciting, as Levi’s opened a third store. Antoine and Benjamin were involved in helping to get everything ready for the opening. They then worked their last and final week in the new store.
On their last working day, as coordinator of Internships Worldwide, I went to meet the interns, presenting them with their End of Internship Certificate. They were also given two very positive reference letters from Levi’s which was wonderful for them as well as for us resulting in another successful placement!
The interns’ experience
“We found our overall experience to be very positive, and are really happy with the service received from Internships Worldwide. We liked especially the fact that on the first day of work Willeke accompanied us and gave us the Welcome Pack with all basic information about Malta and our internship and also a phone Sim-Card among other things.
The constant support from Internships Worldwide was very comforting, having one contact person in touch with us while in a foreign country and working in a company with people that we were not familiar with made us feel at east. One person assigned to us was very nice.
During our internship we improved our English Speech and learned a lot about the products sold by Levi’s, how to approach a client in English and how to sell. We also learned how to read a person’s size and style and how to display the products in an attractive way”.
Overall Antoine & Benjamin were very happy with their experience and really satisfied with all services received from Internships Worldwide.
Benefits of an internship with Internships Worldwide
Read below to learn benefits of an internship with us and find out how an internship through our programme can prepare you for the demands of today’s workforce.
Gain valuable work experience
The hands-on work experience interns receive is invaluable and cannot be obtained in a classroom setting, making this one of the most important benefits of internships. Interns have the opportunity to apply acquired knowledge to real work experiences, witnessing firsthand the day-to-day job duties they can expect to encounter in their chosen field. In addition to learning the specialized skills of a particular field, transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, and computer proficiency are also obtained in an internship, fully preparing interns to enter the workforce upon graduation.
Explore a career path
Exploring is an important part of the experience, and internships are a great way for students to acquaint themselves with the field they are interested in. Some students begin their studies with a major or career path in mind, and end up changing their minds later on. Taking on an internship while in college allows students to work in their desired field, helping them decide if the field is right for them. By graduation, students who interned are more likely to feel confident they chose the right degree.
Develop and refine skills
You can learn a lot about your strengths and weaknesses during an internship. Internships allow for feedback from supervisors and others who are established in the field, and offer a unique learning opportunity that you may not have again as a working adult. Embrace the mistakes you make as an intern and the many things that you won’t know. Ask questions, observe, and take risks to get the most out of your internship training experience.
Internships allow you to test out specific techniques learned in the classroom before entering the working world. It’s an opportunity to apply what you have learned in a safe environment where mistakes are expected – rather than learn the hard way in your first job.