Each summer CCL selects top tech students to participate in its summer internship programme. The programme aims to provide a valuable stepping stone for the students to launch their careers in the tech industry. This summer, the interns worked alongside seasoned professionals and contributed to real-world projects from software engineering to project management.
One of the unique aspects of CCL’s internship programme is its emphasis on holistic learning. Rather than being siloed in one specific department, interns have the chance to explore different areas of the company and see how they inter-connect. This approach allows students to gain a better understanding of the company’s operations and how the various departments work together to support customers. One of the interns, Max Bastida, points out that:
This internship was a great way to get a sense of the variety of work in tech. I got to experience introductions into multiple different areas and learn about the sort of work that was being done. I enjoyed the opportunity to learn for the sake of developing my own knowledge while being able to contribute to projects.Max Bastida, CCL Intern
This internship was a great way to get a sense of the variety of work in tech. I got to experience introductions into multiple different areas and learn about the sort of work that was being done. I enjoyed the opportunity to learn for the sake of developing my own knowledge while being able to contribute to projects.
The interns expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to explore their interests to the fullest, always with the support of friendly and approachable colleagues.
Rory Holmes also described how the wide-ranging tech opportunities he experienced in CCL’s supportive team culture provided him with a positive learning environment.
“I have been able to gather important knowledge about how the different departments in an IT company operate, as well as how they communicate between departments to support their customers. The friendly people here have provided me with a comfortable place to learn and explore my interests to the fullest, while always being open to any questions that I might have.“Rory Holmes, CCL Intern
The role of mentoring in career development
CCL’s internship programme places great importance on excellent mentorship for career growth. Each intern is paired with a mentor who provides guidance and support throughout the programme. This allows interns to learn from experienced professionals and receive valuable feedback on their work.
Janelle Kwan, an aspiring software engineer, shared how the support and opportunities provided by CCL allowed her to gain the experience needed to start her career with confidence.
“When I first started at CCL, I was unsure of what it was like working in the IT industry, and nervous about my first full-time job. With the support of the wonderful people at CCL, and the opportunities provided to me, I have gained the experience and confidence I need.“Janelle Kwan, CCL Intern
Similarly, Raith Fullam spoke about how the experience at CCL allowed him to discover what working in tech is really like and how great the CCL staff are.
“When I first started at CCL, I was unsure of what it was like working in the IT industry, and nervous about my first full-time job. With the support of the wonderful people at CCL, and the opportunities provided to me, I have gained the experience and confidence I need.“Raith Fullam, CCL Intern
In addition to mentorship and career growth, CCL’s internship programme emphasises team culture and inclusion. The company values diversity, and prides itself on a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone can thrive. SJ Lee found that everyone she worked with helped with any doubts she had, problems she was facing, and questions that arose. The internship programme allowed her to experience different areas of the company, learn many new skills, and make new friends along the way.
“I got to experience different fields in the company and learnt so many interesting things, even making new friends along the way! Everyone I talked to and worked with was extremely kind, and supportive with any problems or questions I had. I’m so thankful to CCL for making my first internship a wonderful experience and will always remember the great times I had here.“SJ Lee, CCL Intern
Launch your career in the cloud
CCL’s 2023 internship programme successfully equips students with the knowledge, experience, and support needed to launch their careers in the tech industry. By emphasising holistic learning, mentorship, career growth, and team culture and inclusion, CCL has created constructive and empowering opportunities for aspiring tech talent.
If you’re interested in a career in the cloud and want to launch your career with a leading cloud and IT service provider, be sure to check out CCL’s summer internship programme. You never know where it might take you.
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