Emily crowned “SES Intern of the Year” for 2016

Emily, a Year in Industry Student, has been named the ‘SES Intern of Year’ winner for 2016.

Emily was suprised but at the same time really happy when finding out she was crowned the SES Intern Winner. Below what she told us after she was given the good news:

Emily SES Intern Winner

Emily with her SES Intern Certificate and her Line Manager Sarah.

I was really thrilled to find out I had won this award and touched that Sarah had thought to nominate me. My placement has been an amazing opportunity to explore all the different aspects of working in government. I have been able to get involved in many high level projects and this has given me more confidence for when I start university. I have also enjoyed working with so many amazing people and I am really going to miss working here.

Emily completed her A-Levels a year early, meaning she was only 17 when she started her role. She took to working in this fast paced environment in her stride.

Her main role was being the Editor of the Biodiversity News, where she published articles, and also co-worked on their Social Media Accounts such as Twitter. But that didn’t stop her participating with other interesting things which she took up without any hesitation. She was resourceful in finding other areas to expand her skills and has been involved in the Earth Observation policy team and organising meetings involving senior civil servants. Emily was also highly praised for her role in the annual Zoo Inspectors Seminar held by the Animal and Plant Health Agency. She compiled a report on the views of inspectors on key areas and created a note of the event. The report was commended by several professors from the University of Edinburgh.

Sarah, Emily’s Line Manager, who nominated her told us:

Emily has been thoroughly reliable and professional in carrying out and completing tasks and projects and deserves this Award. Her contribution to the high profile 25 Year Environment Plan stakeholder events is a testament to this.

She was the deserved winner for this year’s Intern award.

We wish her all the best with her new life at University this coming September and for the future :)

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