Meet our new intern – Amandine

Amandine, our latest intern, joins us from France, after studying Marketing and Management to find out more about business life in the UK. In this blog, we get to know her better and find out why she is interested in being an intern at Capita TI.

What’s your background?

I have a bachelor degree in Marketing and Management. Until recently I was working in recruitment at a temping agency.

Why did you want to work in the language industry?

I am very interested in international business.

I think it is important for a company to be understood by all of their customers, especially if they want to expand to international markets.

What do you love most about languages?

Languages are very important for me, because it is the best way to discover different cultures and meet different people. Language brings us closer by sharing with people.

Tell us about your studies

I studied Marketing, Management and Business Development in France. I learned all the basic knowledge that you need to build up a company. During my studies, we also had to lead group projects so we could practice what we learned. The best part was the internship, especially the one we had to do abroad. This was the perfect opportunity to discover another country, language and culture.

What would you consider to be your biggest professional success?

I would say my recruitment experience. I didn’t have much experience before this, but in few weeks I totally adapted myself to the agency.

By the end I had expanded my client portfolio and developed a really good relationship with them and my colleagues.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I would like to work in an international company. I really want to be part of several projects and hopefully be responsible for a team.

What makes you get out of bed in the morning?

Recently, I would say that I’ve had to face new challenges, and it’s quite exciting.

What are your hobbies outside of work?

I like sport, mainly running and playing football. I like to meet friends, just to go for a drink or a good meal. I am also a big movie fan.

Do you speak any other languages?

I am French native and I learned German at school but I’m not very good at it! I’m fluent in English though.

Who inspires you?

My 2 brothers, they work together at their own company, and it works very well. I am very proud of them and what they did to achieve that. They are very good people and they have always looked after me.

Any funny language stories to share?

The first time that I went to a Boots store (a pharmacy) in Manchester, I needed to buy toothpaste. But I didn’t pay enough attention to what I was buying. And finally the next morning, I nearly brushed my teeth with a denture adhesive cream!

Any tips for those wanting to learn another language?

Don’t be afraid to make mistakes and talk to people. Good things will come from these conversations.