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International Buying Intern – International Dance Supplies

Universtiy of Exeter Internships, UoE Internships, SCP, SBP, GBP, A2I

What were your main duties and responsibilities during the course of your internship?

I began working upstairs in the offices on the company database (Khaos Control), and did extensive work with price lists – including calculating discounts, rearranging price lists, and sorting through characteristics of products. I also spent a lot of time working in a more practical role, helping out with Quality Control within the warehouse picking and packing department, print department, cutting patterns, creating and printing care labels for product orders, and general kit building when needed.

What would you say was your biggest achievement over the course of your internship?

Doing the internship reaffirmed by desire to work within a smaller, but still expanding business where it is essential for each member of the team to help out across all departments. I have also greatly improved my skills working within the database and am not longer afraid of busy spreadsheets!

What benefits did your internship bring to your employer?

I feel that during my time at IDS I managed to help out a large number of my colleagues in terms of lightening their workload, and perhaps doing the more practical jobs so they could be afforded the time to progress more with their workloads. I have been thanked on numerous occasions for taking on a mundane and lengthy job for someone so they could have the chance to make good ground on the work they needed to undertake.

“The 12 week internship has been extremely useful in supporting one of our busiest teams through a period of change. Grace was able to integrate efficiently and effectively into the team to provide support across a range of tasks and responsibilities.” – HR Manager, International Dance Supplies