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The Etch Academy 2020 mentors

17 Mar 20203 minutes read

Meet our talented Etchers who will be mentoring this year's interns

Harriet Nicholson


Head of Strategy

A little bit about Harriet...

  • Studied History at Oxford University and Management MSc at Southampton University
  • 11 years experience in media, communications and strategy
  • Likes running, cycling and all kinds of circuit training

What do you wish you had known when starting out in the industry?

Nobody can claim that they've nailed it in this industry. No matter how senior you are, there's always room to grow and develop. A great attitude and a willingness to learn goes a long way.

Three important traits for an intern at Etch

  • Can-do attitude
  • Innate curiosity
  • passion for all things digital

What's your top tip

Embrace all the opportunities.

James lester

Digital Producer

A little bit about James...

  • Studied Advertising (BA) and PR (MA) at Southampton Solent
  • Big on Marvel, tattoos, gym and pretty much any excuse to leave the country in search of sun

What do you wish you had known when starting out in the industry?

You do you! "Good" can take many forms. Don't rush things and ask questions.

Three important traits for an intern at Etch

  • Attention to detail 
  • Comfortable with multi-tasking
  • Eagerness to learn and get stuck in

What's your top tip

Know what you bring to the party and embrace it

tina pancheva

Digital Designer

A little bit about Tina...

  • Studied graphic design
  • Loves listening to music, socialising, dogs and long pointless walks

What do you wish you had known when starting out in the industry?

Don't be afraid; there is no pressure to know everything. There are loads of opportunities to up-skill at work. Embrace the opportunities and challenges that will come your way.

Three important traits for an intern at Etch

  • Keen to learn and try new things
  • Passion for delivering great design
  • Positive attitude

What's your top tip

You're better than you think

pete keating

Senior Developer

A little bit about Pete...

  • Studied computing 
  • 12 years experience as a developer
  • Likes football, tennis, cycling and walking Milo the dog in the New Forest

What do you wish you had known when starting out in the industry?

Anything is possible. Don't give up. Never say you can't do something.

Three important traits for an intern at Etch

  • Not afraid to ask questions
  • Getting involved and embracing the culture
  • Really strive to do more and be better, especially in terms of client satisfaction

What's your top tip

Be open to saying yes

How to apply

  • Email your portfolio along with your CV and a cover letter to internships@etchuk.com by Tuesday31stMarch 2020.
  • Successful applicants will be invited to an evening event with drinks, snacks and socialising. At this event, we will also have one-to-ones with each applicant to get to know you all a bit better.
  • Not long after, our chosen interns will be notified and then start with us in June.

Specifications

  • Location of internship: the Etch offices in Town Quay, Southampton (SO14 2AQ).
  • Working hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30–17:30. Friday 8:30–15:00.
  • Salary: competitive.
  • Internships: Digital Design, Web Development, Strategy, Client services.

For more information about the internship and roles available, please check out http://etchacademy.com

Follow Etch.Academy2020 on Instagram for more tips and insights.

We look forward to seeing your submissions.

Good luck!