16 Aug 2013

A Week in the Life of an Intern at Joe Browns

Name: Charlie Partington
Occupation: Student

Being an intern at Joe browns is a very interesting experience. Having been an intern in a big company in the past, going to work every day in a suit and tie, it's a nice change to work for a company with such a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

 Week 1

As I get the taxi in the morning and travel down a little road on the outskirts of Leeds to a warehouse, I originally think where am I! But I never judge a book by its cover. The outskirts of Leeds, is home to the modern and relaxed offices of Joe Browns.

As I am no good at making tea, I have been put to actual use learning about all the various departments. It’s of course not all fun and games for a student. Getting up in the morning before lunch is a massive shock, I have even started having this meal called 'breakfast'. Although being a student it consists of a McDonald's and a large can of Red Bull. Breakfast of kings!

 Highlight of Week 1

The highlight of my first week was definitely seeing the new season fashion show, it was a real treat. This was a chance for staff and some of our most loyal customers to get up close and personal with the new range. Seeing all the models in the new season clothes was amazing and atmosphere in the office was fantastic. The clothes (and the models) looked great. I really enjoyed it!

                                                          (A/W 13 Collection)

Another highlight of week 1 was getting to go and see the new catalogue being printed. The printers was huge and it was really interesting to hear about the print process of such a unique catalogue. Certainly not run of mill!

 Low Point of Week 1

I also got to go home early last Friday. In all the excitement of that, I misplaced my car keys. Cue a crazy Friday night sat in a station car park... at least it’s not raining (Oh wait!)

(My car on the way to the garage)

All in all my first two weeks working for such a fun a casual business have been great, no need for false formalities or ivory towers exist here. Let’s hope all my hard work and efforts land me some of the new season products I have got my eyes on!

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