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Ten Feet Tall

Middlesbrough-based promoters Ten Feet Tall have taken on a range of graduate interns from Teesside University over the last 2 years to help take their business forwards.

Graduates contribute to local, national and international organisations of all shapes and sizes, bringing enthusiasm, creativity, innovation, and problem solving to help organisations thrive. To complete specific short-term projects Ten Feet Tall hosted a range of graduate interns for 12 weeks 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.

Alongside bringing some of the country’s top comedians, bands and performers to regional venues Ten Feet Tall also owns Base Camp; a flexible multi-use arts venue situated in a former industrial premises in the heart of Middlesbrough. With help from Teesside University’s recruitment and matching service the company hosted several interns to meet their business objectives - an Events Coordinator, Creative Communicator and Programmer, Exhibition and Education Programme Developer, Graphic Designer and Film Maker.
The interns helped Ten Feet Tall take advantage of opportunities afforded by the distinctive nature of their arts venue. 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 as Venue Manager and Graphic Designer/ Film maker 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 an Masters intern with ‘Advanced Practice’ in September 2021 (a student to work on a focused project within a range of disciplines including Science, Engineering, Computing and Business). Ten Feet Tall are also considering employing a sandwich placement student, to provide them with a year in industry as part of their studies.

For a personalised discussion about how internships could help your organisation please e mail business@tees.ac.uk or call 01642 384068.


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