We caught up with Marc Maingot, a final year Law student, whilst he was completing an internship with Medway Norse this summer
This was the first year that Medway Norse has been a sponsor for EP, and they were keen to offer several internships in different departments – compliance, climate change and wildlife conservation – and we were very glad to have them on board. Medway Norse works in partnership with Medway Council to deliver a range of services to the commercial and private sectors, employing more than 800 staff. Marc Maingot, having finished his law degree this summer, was lucky enough to be successful in his application for the compliance internship with them, and when we made a visit to the office, it was clear to us how much he had been enjoying his time with them. He commented that working with Medway Norse was a fantastic introduction to the working world, with a really friendly team and environment.
Top of Marc’s list of people to thank would certainly be Andy Coles, who has managed Marc during his time at Medway Norse. He commented that he couldn’t have asked for a better mentor in Andy, who pushed him to learn all areas of the business and liaise as many people as possible from different departments and a variety of clients. This was hugely beneficial not only to his working knowledge of compliance, but also to his communication skills. His internship with Medway Norse certainly exceeded his expectations. And on talking to Andy, it was clear that the feeling was mutual. With all of the work that he completed in his time with them – researching and leading on big projects, discussing and presenting recommendations to clients and suppliers, completing audits and KPI’s in compliance and accreditation – he required minimal direction and was consistently enthusiastic and responsive to any work changes: a real team player and a huge asset!
Marc started to get involved with EP in his first year of study, but was able to get much more engaged with it when he was able to return to campus during his final year and did an amazing job of building up his points! He thoroughly recommends that all students engage with the scheme:
“Get involved with as many other things at university that you can – the fact that you can collect employability points and rewards by doing things that you enjoy is a massive bonus! It is a truly unique scheme and an excellent benefit to being at Kent.”
Start reaping the benefits yourself today – get involved and get rewarded!
Interested in the opportunities with Medway Norse? Learn more about the organisation on their website.