2019 – Talent Hack Opens Door To Students And Graduates

2019 Internship Opportunities

Registrations are now open for Talent Hack’s 2019 Academia Project.

By HIBA KHAN

An internship at Talent Hack is an excellent way to know the inner workings of a dynamic workplace. Immerse yourself in challenging hackathons as well as new technologies to help you decide which career path is right for you.

Lasting typically 8-10 weeks, your time at Talent Hack will see you having a full day-to-day involvement in actual projects selected to match your interests and abilities. You will join a project team and work alongside TH’s employees who are all professionals in their fields.

To ensure that you will get the most from the experience, a mentor will support you directly while you undertake regular assessments throughout your internship. Their perspectives will contribute to your understanding of the business, and its demands and rewards.

Talent Hack’s Academia Project at a glance:

  • Typically, 8-10 weeks in your chosen business area
  • A real project with a significant level of business impact
  • Discovering which skills you need to develop through constructive feedback
  • Building valuable networks and contacts for future career opportunities

Mentoring and Coaching

You will be allocated a mentor who will provide you with day-to-day guidance and support and acts as a sounding board.

Mid Internship Review

To keep you on track; you will attend a meeting with our Managing Director. The purpose of this meeting is to express your honest feedback as to how you feel your internship is progressing. This will also be an opportunity to review whether you are on target to meet your key objectives set at the start of the project. 

Internship Outcome

If the overall evaluation of your internship meets our minimum employment standards and if you have enjoyed your time with us, we will seek to identify a suitable position on our graduate scheme for you.

“Having gone through our Academia Project myself, I couldn’t recommend it highly enough. I have learnt so much since joining and my career rapidly progressed. I don’t think that I would have had this opportunity elsewhere” Anna Bagley, TH Business Development Manager

We’re looking for talented graduates with a 2:1 degree or a minimum of a 2:2 degree supported by other relevant academic achievements or work experience. And, because we work in almost every sector and across most technologies, it’s essential you’re flexible, adaptable and imaginative, sharing our passion for new approaches.

If that sounds like you, apply today! Registrations close March 1st.

2017 – Attracting and Recruiting World Class Talent

Istanbul Sehir University

Expanding our workshops and training program to international students

By HIBA KHAN

Having built upon our first Partnership Project originally introduced in 2015, we extended our Academia Project and Graduate Scheme to an international market in 2017.

Our aim is to exemplify our commitment to premier international talent acquisition by recruiting graduates from across the globe and leverage their experience to benefit both personal and professional growth.

Under a new partnership with Istanbul Sehir University in Turkey and through Erasmus Plus – a European Union student exchange programme, we had the pleasure to welcome new members to the team as International Trainee Consultants & Resourcers.

The trainee Consultants’ role was to develop and manage their own portfolio of clients and source the most suitable candidates within their allocated market.

“Our travel to Istanbul has certainly been enlightening. To see first hand how enthusiastic and eager the student were to learn about our business was fantastic, it was a very successful experience from all sides” Sarah Landry, Managing Director

The new members benefited from our formal training and on-the-job mentoring from our Senior Consultants with the view to grow within our business. Throughout their time with us, they were encouraged to gain further knowledge and develop a solid skillset.

Alumni members from our past Annual Internship Program and Graduate Scheme have greatly benefitted from working with us and have gone on to achieve a significant list of accomplishments and skills to add to their resume; setting them apart from other candidates in their field.

We would like to thank Istanbul Sehir University for their hospitality and look forward to our continued partnership along with welcoming new interns through Erasmus+.

2016 – CEO Launches Academia Project To Widen Opportunities For Young People

Enhancing Young Peoples Life Skills

Preparing Students for employment opportunities in the “Real World”.

By HIBA KHAN

The next step in furthering our CSR program is working directly with students across the UK from year 10 through to final year university graduates with the aim giving them a competitive advantage when applying for jobs in the “real world”.

After successfully piloting the scheme in 2015, we officially launched our Academia Project as of January 2016.

Rose Carter from Trust Careers commented; “Sarah and her team have been involved in our Trust Careers interview days since 2013. To have direct employers interviewing is an invaluable experience for students and for the company to actually build a curriculum around this is absolutely wonderful”

Students accepted onto the Academia Project will gain valuable business exposure, be shown how to build their own portfolio as well as network of contacts within their area of interest. We are also committed to give guidance and support to help them achieve their employ-ability goals.

Su Mortley, Chair of Maidstone schools and colleges CEIAG forum (On behalf of Kent County Council) says: “To have a number of our students included into the project is fantastic. I know some of the pupils personally and am looking forward to observing their progression”

On successful completion of the 12-week program, a select number of individuals from the South East through to the North East will progress onto our client graduate schemes.

Sarah Landry, Managing Director of DFGR and Talent Hack said; “This is a fantastic project, especially with the current status of the job / skills market for entry level requirements within our specific industry sector. To also have the support from GB Entrepreneur Awards as well as Trustee Careers only adds value to our Academia Project”

We as an organisation has already benefited from the insights and perspective that these young scholars have brought to the table. So much so, that we have implemented a number of their suggestions.

2015 – Committed To Our Corporate Social Responsibility

Student Workshops

New Internship Opportunity Welcomes Students from London & Kent

By HIBA KHAN

We are committed to our Corporate Social Responsibility and our ongoing efforts with Medway Youth Trust, Corporate Charity Golf events, Graduate Recruitment & Assessment Days and free employability workshops are a testament to our dedication toward creating a prosperous and successful community.

We are especially invested in giving students the opportunity to develop a strong network, increase their marketability and gain valuable experience and exposure. Not only does this help them hit the ground running when it comes to seeking a career post-graduation, it also boosts their confidence by having worked in a professional office environment.

With this aim in mind, in January 2015, we launched a Partnership Project aimed at 16-25 year old students.

“Being involved with the community especially for a cause that we believe very strongly in, is extremely satisfying. We will continue working with the education authorities and local charities to build upon this years success” Sarah Landry, Managing Director

Within 3 months of launching, we accepted 6 six students from Kent and 6 from London who completed the 12 week course with us. They gained valuable business exposure within their chosen industry sector, built their own network of contacts and developed a competitive advantage over others in the market place when it came to employability skills. 

Next year, we are going international! We are currently finalizing an Erasmus agreement with various European universities that will enable international students to join us in the UK under an Erasmus+ Internship program.

Our aim is to build a solid, future alumni by investing in today’s youth, supporting their career aspirations whilst studying, and offering them work placements if appropriate.