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K9 Nation launches a 3-month intern program!
We launched a 3-month internship program, in December, in conjunction with Grad Soc with the prospect of at least one permanent role up for grabs.
Our business is built on the love for all dogs, providing a free and easily accessible social network for the dog owner community.
The Grad Soc helps companies leverage the brain power and talent of students through highly structured internship experiences with graduate employment on offer at the end.
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) data published on the 15th December the most recent unemployment rate from August to October was 4.9%. One of the hardest-hit groups has been young people with the rate for 16-24 years olds jumping to 14.6%.
K9 Nation is looking to buck the trend and has brought together a group of 7 interns from all over the UK to take part in the 12-week program and give them an insight into what it’s like to be part of a start-up business.
Through a combination of theory-based sessions, guest expert speakers and practical tasks the 7 successful interns have been gaining exposure to the challenges of starting your own business. The aim is that at the end of the 12-week internship program as least one of the interns will be offered a full-time position within the business with the others having gained vital experience, often asked for by employers when students apply for jobs after university.
Our Founder Becky Baker says “The calibre of the candidates GradSoc provided were outstanding and the fantastic mix of backgrounds and degree subjects meant they would each have unique skills and experience they could bring to the K9 Nation Pack.”
Both Grad Soc and the K9 Nation Pack have been working to deliver a range of weekly sessions, all via Zoom, where the interns are taken through the theory and understanding of what K9 Nation is doing and why and empowering them to undertake creative tasks and contribute to the business.
In addition, the graduates have had opportunities to work alongside and learn from some of K9 Nation’s expert Board Advisors, Jordan Dargue and David Pearce, giving the interns a real insight into how to grow and develop an early-stage business.
Intern Evy Miller says “I’m excited to be interning for K9 Nation because it’s a start-up that invests in its employees! I’m gaining tons of knowledge and am excited to play a part in the growth of the company.”
K9 Nation is providing a place for the interns to have a voice and make an impact and, as dog owners themselves, they couldn’t be better placed to engage with the dog owner community and help spread the word about the new K9 Nation app.