Over the last 3 months, we’ve had an intern (A.B) from the Bristol Creative Industries internship programme working with us. With his internship coming to an end, we did a Q&A with him to find out about his experience with the programme and how he feels his time with us has gone. Here’s what he had to say.
Why did you apply for this internship?
A.B: Honestly, I was kind of just looking for a job, like, applying for anything. This seemed like a really great opportunity to get some experience and potentially, maybe, get a job at the end of it. Hopefully.
What has your Noble internship experience been like so far?
A.B: Yeah, so, it’s been really, really good. It’s been really, really great. Being able to work with everyone has been really, really cool. Everyone’s been super nice. I feel like I’ve gotten along with everyone really well and I feel like I’ve gained a pretty good understanding of, like, a lot of different things and it’s just been super valuable.
Hugo: Nice. I second that as well. It’s been awesome to have you on the team and getting you involved in all sorts of different projects.
A.B: Thanks man. Appreciate it.
What are some of your takeaways from this internship?
A.B: Yeah. Okay. So I think I’ve gained, like, a pretty good understanding of SEO, which is I think, like, super valuable. Like, Ruth was telling me that people in SEO are pretty sought after, so that’s really cool.
Kate: She would say that.
Yeah, I guess she would. I learned quite a bit about PPC and social ads from you (Hugo) and Lorenzo. Content creation, like, designing creatives on Canva. That’s been really fun. Yeah, just a really comprehensive understanding of a lot of different things, I think.
Hugo: Nice. Do any of them stand out for you? That you enjoyed more than others?
A.B: I really enjoyed the creative stuff, like making stuff on Canva and Photoshop. It was really, really fun. I’d, yeah, definitely like to get more involved in that kind of side of things. I think it would be really fun.
Was there anything that surprised you about your experience?
AB: Yeah, so I actually did not think that I would enjoy SEO at all. Like, I had done some SEO beforehand. I kind of hadn’t really enjoyed it. But I think because… I’m not sure what it was, I think Ruth was probably a reason. Like, she’s great and, like, really understanding and explains things really well and kind of, like, takes the time to make sure that I understand things. And I think also being able to kind of, like, have my own project in the Noble site audit and kind of being able to take control of that and have autonomy over that was really, like, I don’t know. It was very enjoyable for me. So, I think, yeah, SEO.
What were your favourite projects to work on?
AB: Okay, yeah. Sure. So the Noble site audit is one of them.
Kate: It was so good!
AB: Thanks! I think also the Kasa Chiropractic Creatives that I did for Lorenzo. I was pretty proud of those. I think those are pretty good. And then also the five things that we love about summer blog. I thought, I thought that it was really cool to kind of get everyone’s perspectives and you have everyone’s personalities kind of come through in their sections and I thought it was really nice to, like, have a nice team piece like that.
Hugo: Yeah, that was really cool.
Would you recommend an internship at a digital marketing agency?
What would your advice be to someone in that situation?
AB: I think, just, kind of, be open to, to trying new things. I think, like, I’ll use myself as an example. I genuinely didn’t think that I would enjoy, like, the seo side of things at all. And then it ended up, like, the seo audit was one of my favorite things that I did. So I think, yeah, just being open to trying new things and, like, learning new skills. I think it, it seems very obvious but I think that’s kind of like the most, like, most important thing.
Hugo: Oh, nice. I think it’s obvious but a lot of people don’t do that.
In five years time, someone asks you about your time interning at Noble, and they say ‘what were the three words that you would use to describe how it felt being a part of that team?’ What would you say?
AB: Oh, 3 words? I think synergy. It’s quite a small group at the moment but I think everyone gets along really well and works together really well. So, yeah, synergy. Another one, I think, just, fun. Like it was really fun. And I think another one would be… “growth’ because I have learned a lot.
Hugo: That was a great three words.
A.B: Thank you. I appreciate it.
Kate: Synergy, growth, and fun. Bring it on. That’s awesome. That’s really cool.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
AB: Career wise? Oh, I think it- see now it’s difficult because initially, coming into this, I wanted to do, like, just project management. Like project or account management. Like, I wanted to do that kind of thing. And now that I’ve got this experience from Noble, it’s like, it’s kind of like, it’s like opened my eyes up to like all of this other cool stuff that I could be doing. And now I’m like, hm, because I like SEO and I’ve enjoyed PPC and the creative stuff and, yeah. Hm. I don’t, I genuinely, I don’t know. I feel like if there was a job where I could kind of do all of those things and like, that was my job. That would be ideal. I might… I don’t know.
Hugo: I love that answer.
So there it is. A.B’s final thoughts on his time here at Noble. We wish him all the best for his next placement and will definitely miss him. We celebrated his success in style with a Noble lazertag shoot out!