My name is Brooke Johnson and I am a 2nd year Business student at the University of Dundee. As part of one of my modules I got the chance to embark on a 30-hour internship and I was lucky enough to gain a place in marketing at HMS Unicorn. I have thoroughly enjoyed my marketing internship at the HMS unicorn, this was the first internship experience I have completed and Billy and the rest of the team made me feel extremely welcome. It was a pleasure to be able to work for them. Before beginning this internship, I had only visited the ship once for an event and thought it was intriguing but I never knew the history that went along with it. I was eager to learn more and working here has showed me that there is so much more to the ship than just an events venue. The history and feel of the ship is mesmerising and upon stepping on board it is evident how passionate everyone who works there is about their job and their love for the history and preservation of the ship which made it a brilliant working environment. It was refreshing to be able to learn more about the ship myself whilst also promoting to others to learn more about it.
My role was to help the HMS Unicorn with their marketing of the ship by creating fact sheets, carrying out questionnaires and creating social media posts in order to increase awareness and promote the ship by getting facts across to the public as a must-see attraction in Dundee, which it is. I am so grateful to have been given this opportunity to promote such an important ship. The tasks I was set have helped me develop my social media skills, allowed me to be creative as well as to apply my marketing knowledge gained at university to a real-life scenario. Although it has been challenging at times with the increased workload, it has improved on my time keeping skills, motivation and helped me to discover what I might like to do with my future career. I have enjoyed working on the given tasks and the skills I have learned will help me throughout university and into my future career so thank you to the HMS Unicorn for this opportunity! I encourage anyone looking for somewhere to volunteer or take place on an internship to come to HMS Unicorn to develop their skills in an amazing friendly environment.
Blog Post by Brooke Johnson, HMS Unicorn Intern