Adrian Aguado and Lola Coue at the Chamber International offices.
Two new interns have worked with Chamber International this summer in a programme that helps young people learn about overseas trade and adds an extra global dimension to the business.
Adrian Aguado, who is Spanish, and French student, Lola Coue, each spent three months with the team at Chamber International to gain practical experience about different aspects of global trade.
Adrian, 21, gained his internship through Spanish organisation, Escuela Profesional Javerianas, and found it useful as he was studying international trade at college. He has now returned to Spain to study marketing.
He says: “My internship was the best opportunity for me to visit the UK and the biggest option that Escuela Profesional Javerianas gave me, so I took it, and I loved it!
“How different countries approach international trade is very interesting and being part of a team supporting them with advice, logistics and documentation was fascinating.
“So was letting them know that Chamber International, as part of a global network, will always be there to support businesses needing help.
“Chamber International treated me very well and I would recommend the organisation to others seeking an internship.”
Lola Coue, 22, who comes from La Rochell, has just completed her internship through The Erasmus Programme while studying for a master’s degree in foreign languages applied to international affairs at Marseille University.
She has now returned to France to work as a junior export consultant.
She says: “As part of my degree relates to exporting for SMEs, working with Chamber International was very useful and helped me better understand international trade, including tariffs and the trade agreements between different countries.
“I also gained a very interesting overview of the UK export sector including the diversity of products that UK is exporting.”
Chamber International director, Tim Bailey says: “We have run internships for many years as a way of putting something back into the exporting sector.
“We value them highly as we get the energy and perspective of young people from all over the world who gain practical help in learning about international trade which is crucial for the global economy.”
Chamber International helps hundreds of new and experienced exporters throughout the UK with a wide range of specialist services to make exporting easier and more cost effective.
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