FRANK Water have been working with Bath Spa since 2014. Here’s what they had to say about recruiting an intern through our funded schemes.
Why did you get involved with Bath Spa University and what was the outcome?
Bath Spa is one of our local universities, and has previously supported us by selling branded refillable water bottles on campus. We were offered an intern on a three-month fully funded placement, which we of course accepted!
The intern we selected, Alice, was brilliant. She supported us through our busy summer months and worked closely with the team here at FRANK Water.
What are the tangible benefits for the business and the student?
It's essential for the success of small charities to have the support of local universities. Thanks to having more support we expanded – taking our FreeFill initiative to three more music festivals during throughout the UK during summer 2016 (ten in total). We saw Alice grow in confidence throughout the placement. We think she is more motivated than ever to stay in the charity sector, and we're sure she will do fantastically well!
Describe your experience in one sentence.
Excellent – the Bath Spa staff were very organised and Alice was a fantastic intern!