Meet our new Marketing intern – Olivia

Olivia, our latest intern in the Marketing department, tells us why she loves languages, how she made English interesting for French teenagers, and why she loves staying active.

What’s your background?

I am three quarters of the way through my degree in French Studies with Spanish, and have spent the last three years studying and working in administration and customer services. Most recently, I’ve spent 7 months in the south of France teaching English to teenagers.

Why did you want to work in the language industry?

Languages were always my favourite subject at school, but it wasn’t until I started university that I realised just how useful a discipline they are.

Working in the language industry will not only allow me to build on my linguistic and professional skills by working with such a wide range of people and groups, but will also improve me as a cultured and understanding individual outside of the professional environment.

Why did you want to intern with Capita?

I want to build myself a future working with languages, and I’m sure Capita will give me so many enriching and positive experiences, as well as the knowledge and skills I need to be successful.

What would you consider to be your biggest professional success?

My biggest professional success is having managed to make English interesting for the students that I helped teach last year on my year abroad. Managing to convert students from having little to no motivation to come to class, to being able to have relatively lengthy conversations with them feels like a big achievement.

What makes you get out of bed in the morning?

I am an active person and I like to be on the go as much as possible, so having a busy day ahead puts a spring in my step and helps me get the day off to a good start.

What are your hobbies outside of work?

I am a tap dancer (which is something I started when I was just three!), and am keen on cycling swimming, travelling and always having a good book on the go.

Who inspires you?

My parents inspire me as they work hard to put my brother and me first, and they’ve taught me everything I know about how to get on in the world and how to succeed.

Do you speak any other languages?

I speak French, having studied it for 10 years now. I am learning Spanish and I can read Italian, after having studied it at school.

If you’re interested in becoming an intern with Capita TI, visit our careers page for more information.

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