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Ten Feet Tall

Ten Feet Tall is a Middlesbrough-based promoter and brings some of the country’s top comedians, bands and performers to regional venues.

Challenge

Ten Feet Tall wanted to take their business forward.

Solution

They have taken on a range of Teesside University graduate interns to complete specific short-term 12 week projects in a scheme fully funded by Teesside University. The scheme provides new graduates with hands on experience in their first graduate role whilst enabling organisations to access their knowledge, skills and technological know-how to help increase their performance, productivity and competitiveness.

Impact

Ten Feet Tall used Teesside University’s recruitment and matching service to find interns to meet their business objectives - an events coordinator, creative communicator and programmer, exhibition and education programme developer, graphic designer and film maker.
Providing fresh thinking, the interns helped to deliver and develop the existing programme, plan and creatively promote events, provide new ideas for future projects and build relationships with new partners. This led to commercial benefits, providing additional programming and revenue.

This opportunity to trial new employees on a short-term basis worked well for the company, and all of the interns continue to work with the company – two in full time roles and the other two on a freelance basis staging art exhibitions and helping manage the company’s social media.

As a result of their positive experience Ten Feet Tall then began hosting a flexible intern, a second year Graphic Design student funded by Teesside University to work in the business regularly as and when required to do undertake graphic design, photography and film work.
The company plan to take on a Masters intern to work on a focused project and possibly a sandwich placement student, to provide them with a year in industry as part of their studies.


We have been really impressed with the high calibre of students and graduates at Teesside University, and it has been a terrific experience being involved in helping get young graduates into work. The schemes come in a range of shapes and sizes and they land at different times in the year, and this flexibility has worked really well for us. Giving graduates live projects to work on has given them the chance to show us what they are capable of achieving - enabling us to create longer term roles based around their personal strengths and passions, and of course what they have learned in their studies!

Graham Ramsay, Managing Director, Ten Feet Tall

The internships with Ten Feet Tall have offered our students and graduates a real opportunity to tangibly display their skills and not only provide great experience for their CV but demonstrate how internships can readily lead to permanent employment

Joanne Hughff, Employer Engagement Manager, Teesside University


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