Young people need to be dynamic if they want to turn an internship into a full-time position.
That is the advice of Andrew Scherer, marketing and communications director at Inspiring Interns, who has called on people to make sure they make the most of any opportunity they get working in their chosen sector at a time when the UK's employment market remains subdued.
Mr Scherer explained that individuals need to use an internship as an opportunity to prove to a firm it is worth creating a job for them, meaning that a combination of factors are important to make this happen.
"Be punctual, be polite, get your head down, take on advice, take criticism and actively seek feedback for your work – both good and bad – so you know where to improve," he advised.
In addition, the expert indicated that being proactive in terms of networking is also vital, as another department or company may take them on if their internship proves fruitless.