Each intern has a personal supervisor - an in-house professional who accompanies the young person every step of the way, giving assignments, evaluating what his/her intern knows and what they don’t know, and how they can be helped to get better in those specific areas. According to Agnė, Centric employees are eager to work with interns and, usually, when asked who wants to dedicate three months to train a young person in addition to their main workload, there’s a lot of volunteers.
“On the other hand, it is one of those values that are very important to us at Centric: a willingness to learn and share our knowledge,” Agnė says.
The second, and equally important, motivation for training interns is that it is an integral part of corporate social responsibility: educating the younger generation, either through internships or through lectures or mentoring in higher education institutions, thus contributing to a deeper knowledge and education of future professionals.
Following this fall’s Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) Career Days, a total of 12 students have been invited to internship interviews at Centric IT Solutions Lithuania. The company’s specialists chose 5 interns who have been learning specific skills for three months and, by the way, are getting paid - paid internship is also an internal policy of the company.
“The recent job interviews with interns, the same as interviews before, has left a very bright impression - we communicated with insightful young people who were well aware of how to prepare for and participate in a job interview. Those were personalities communicating freely and reasonably,” Agnė explained.