My internship will be the foundation of my career

Being a part of Career Ready has been one of the best decisions of my entire life.

Who are you?

My name is Hannah Daly and I’m a student at Salford City College on the STEM theme. I recently completed my internship at Banyards.

What did you enjoy about your internship?

Before my internship I had no idea what the role of commission management, engineering or building services would involve.

The best part of my internship was being on site and having a real feel for the role Banyards has in major projects. I enjoyed working as part of a team with highly qualified people in the sector. During my internship I was able to bring new ideas to the table and also developed my existing skills.

My internship gave me a clear and defined career goal for the future – I was made to feel as if I can achieve anything when I put my mind to it. I now know that I can achieve my potential.

Why do you think internships are important?

You can't gain experience like I did from a text book – it is a hands on way to learn. Internships can differentiate your application from the next candidate.

My internship allowed me to expand my network and research a variety of roles within a specific industry. It will be the foundation of my career.

What tips would you give other students?

Take every single opportunity you get – ask lots of questions, get involved and don't be shy. Be grateful for the experience!

Research the company you are working for and show an interest. Our generation is the future, so it is crucial you embrace every single thing you are taught.

Why would you recommend Career Ready?

Every person who completes the programme walks away with a wealth of knowledge and valuable experience. Being a part of Career Ready has been one of the best decisions of my entire life. 

The best part of my internship was being on site and having a real feel for the role Banyards has in major projects.