Building fresh connections: Jannettas Gelateria, BID St Andrews and Tourism St Andrews hire two new interns

Mon 9 Jul 18

Jannettas Gelateria, BID St Andrews and Tourism St Andrews are excited to welcome two new interns for the summer period. Emma Baldi, from Tonneins in the South West region of France, has spent the month of June with Jannettas and Amy Bretherton, from Kilmacolm near Glasgow, is spending ten weeks over the summer working for BID and Tourism St Andrews.

Emma, who studies Communications, Sales and Marketing at the University of Bayonne, has worked to gain an all-round view of the various components within the Jannettas business through assisting with sales, helping at commercial events and shadowing their Business Development Officer, Charmaine Duthie. Emma, who’s internship was a compulsory part of her degree course, contacted Janettas independently to arrange the internship. The position has given her the opportunity to improve her understanding of the business sector as well as her English skills, whilst experiencing Scottish culture first-hand.

Amy, who studies Russian, Spanish and German at the University of St Andrews, is currently coordinating the town’s new Beach Wheelchairs scheme, alongside organising the Ask Andrew Ambassador Scheme and carrying out a research project for BID to gain greater insights into tourist footfall in St Andrews. Amy was recruited through the Santander Talent Scheme, which supports small to medium enterprises to host an intern. For Amy, the internship provides the opportunity to learn a host of valuable skills and to give back to the St Andrews community. So far, she has assisted BID with the Midsummer Celebration retail event, organised a recruitment event for Ask Andrew Ambassadors and is enjoying working on marketing and social media publicity for the Beach Wheelchairs scheme.

Both interns have been able to make extensive use of their language skills so far in their roles. Charmaine from Jannettas says “St Andrews is a multinational town and we are lucky that we are able to use the multilingual talents of our staff. Having an international intern and a local intern working to improve local businesses is so good. It’s a life enhancing experience for the interns and for the businesses it’s a win-win”.

Any business interested in hosting an intern is welcome to make contact for more information about the process. The Ask Andrew Ambassador Scheme is currently recruiting volunteers; all those interested should contact Amy at [email protected].


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