Cartus EMEA’s Award-Winning Internship Programme is Launched for 2014
Cartus EMEA has launched its 2014 internship programme in partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE). Similar in structure to the intern programme that’s run at our Cartus HQ in Danbury, CT, the EMEA programme is now in its third year. As Learning and Development Director, I coordinate and run the eight-week EMEA programme, and I am always impressed by the quality of the candidates we attract.
The intern programme is even more special this year because it won Cartus EMEA the Best Growing Talent Initiative Award in the Re:locate Magazine Awards earlier in 2014. We were delighted to win an award that seeks to highlight organisations that demonstrate a true strategic partnership between talent and mobility—and for me, the internship programme does just that. It allows us to nurture the next generation of relocation professionals who will lead the mobility field in five to 10 years’ time, helping our clients move the next generation of international assignees.
This year, we have interns working at our Swindon, London, and Geneva facilities. Interns join all areas of the business, from assignee-facing teams to support functions such as supply chain management and moving services
Not only does the programme provide the business with much-needed support during the busy summer months, but it is also a great opportunity for young people who are trying to decide on a career. Many of our interns are unfamiliar with the relocation industry, so a Cartus internship offers a potential new career path that they hadn’t considered before.
We begin with a comprehensive recruitment process, and for the interns selected we provide a full induction, initial training, and team-building activities. As the programme follows in the footsteps of a new Cartus consultant, our interns receive the most comprehensive experience possible. Once induction is complete, interns join their respective Cartus teams, where they are assigned a mentor who will guide them through the eight-week course.
2014 gave us our second full-time employee in as many years. One year after completing Cartus EMEA’s very first internship in 2012, Charlotte West joined our London-based team as a full-time international assignment consultant in 2013. Last month, we welcomed back another 2012 intern, Tobby Mambwe, as a full-time consultant in Swindon!
Photo:Three of the 2014 EMEA interns at our Swindon office: Mei-Yan Hang, Jacob Harrison and Zara Harding.