Intern Testimonials

Design Intern

This was the first time I had worked in a professional design setting. I found it quite an eye opener to be part of a design team in one of the country’s largest telecommunication companies, with an extremely modern brand that sponsors the country’s largest music events and with Ireland’s national football team. By doing this, Three, as a brand, has become associated with the music and sporting success that lifts us as a nation. In part, Three had become part of our culture and I’m honoured to have worked here if only as a summer intern.

Gary Price
Gary Price

Finance Intern

What really separates Three Ireland from any other workplace I have worked in is the people and the positivity which pervades around the whole organisation, regardless of department. The training provided by the Learning & Development department could not be faulted. Our liaison, Grace Garvey, has been a fantastic teacher throughout, teaching us not only about how to achieve and maximise our skillset in our future careers but also teaching us about ourselves. Understanding who you are and why you are doing what you do are can provide you with great personal learnings and rewards.

Gearoid Lyons
Gearoid Lyons

Finance Intern

As we all become increasingly reliant on mobile technology, I was eager to develop a commercial awareness of the telecoms industry and learn how some of the bigger trends in this industry and the wider economy are affecting the work and outlook of the company. In my three months here, I’ve learned how Three helps farmers keep track of their cattle through SIM cards, how the latest developments in 5G will allow driverless cars to enter the mainstream and how the future will be more data-driven than ever!

James Dolan
James Dolan

Technology Intern

The fast-paced, ever changing nature of telecoms, which attracted me to Three in the first place, means that no two days are the same.

In a few short weeks, I gained so much knowledge of the network and now feel really confident in the work I’m doing. I had no idea when beginning this internship just how complicated a mobile network is! My manager had already given me a vast amount of responsibility, allowing me to present at our quarterly team meeting, in front of a room of network professionals. It’s great to have that level of trust and support from my manager. The main thing I’ve learned is the value of meeting new people and expanding your network. You can gain so much information just by asking someone what they do and because of that I’ve gained an insight into other areas of business. So, a smile and friendly hello goes a long way.

You don’t have to be a big techy to work at Three – I wasn’t but now I work as part of a highly technical team and I wouldn’t change it for the world! . I was given responsibilities over projects and got to make impactful decision, with a brilliant support system backing me up every step of the way. Experiences like this are invaluable.

Rahaf Khalaf
Rahaf Khalaf

Business Intern

When I applied for the internship programme, my main goal was to work in a role that would be challenging and enable me to gain new skills. At Three, I got this and more. As well as working on these skills in my role, I was also trained in developing my personal and professional skills by the Learning & Development team, varying from communication, to presentation, to time management. I feel the biggest benefit I gained from my internship is confidence. I now feel comfortable in my abilities and would be confident in talking to stakeholders at any level of seniority. I believe that the experiences and relationships I gained throughout my 12 weeks in Three will have a major impact on my long term career.

Fergal McPhilips
Fergal McPhilips

Business Marketing Intern

I applied for Three’s internship programme in the hopes of securing the marketing internship. I was invited to an assessment centre where I was given the opportunity to prove myself as a responsible, confident and hardworking team player. During my academic career and experience in retail, I had developed the ability to plan, negotiate and carry out individual and group projects and presentations. I was given the opportunity to showcase this skill during a group assessment and 15 minute presentation with Three’s Business Marketing Manager, my now mentor, Ailish McGlew. During the assessment centre and subsequent interviews, Three recognised that I was a cultural fit; an individual who shared the values of customer centric thinking, going beyond the expected and taking responsibility. I could learn the rest. I was offered the role of Business Marketing Intern.

I was apprehensive about joining a corporate business environment, but my mind was soon put at ease. I quickly realised that my worry that I’d be ‘sitting at a desk all day’ was completely unfounded. I was always going to and from meetings, collaborating across departments on a variety of different projects. I also worried that I’d either find myself out of depth in a business to business environment, or I’d be photocopying and doing the coffee run. Neither of those outcomes transpired, I’ve been given real quantifiable work since my first day at Three. I couldn’t be happier with the extensive exposure I’ve been given. I’ve been heavily involved in a multitude of different projects, from running business competitions in retail stores to event planning with the Football Association of Ireland. My team have been fantastic at giving me the opportunity to showcase my skills and creativity, whilst giving guidance on due process to ensure that I am expressing this creativity in the right way. The transferable skills I have refined over my academic career have been critical to my making a success of this internship, and have aided me every step of the way. The capacity for independent thought, reflection and judgement is undoubtedly an invaluable asset to anyone in a business environment. This quality has been identified by Three’s Business Director, Eoin MacManus, as a direct result of education, regardless of subject matter. On learning I had an English degree, Eoin shared with me his thoughts on education, stating that “learning is an attitude to life which is all-encompassing and never ending”. He said that in order to be successful in business, “we have to have the ability to think - lateral thinking, critical thinking, adaptability, flexibility, to have an opinion and the ability to stand up in front of other people and state that opinion”. My experience in the Business department at Three has certainly been reflective of this view. The confidence my colleagues and managers have in my ability has allowed me to develop my skillset in a practical and measurable way.

Alex Capper
Alex Capper

Technology Intern

What made Three so different from other places I have worked was the company culture. The focus of the first week in Three was to help me connect to the company and everyone in it. The focus wasn’t on work, but on myself and ensuring I felt apart of Three and understood what the company and its values.

When I was introduced to my team, I was given an introduction into telecoms and what I would be doing over the course of my time in three. I received a planned timeline of the projects I would be looking after during my internship and the people who were aiding me.

As in all walks of life, it wasn’t always smooth sailing. Challenges appear but my colleagues made me feel part of the team and appreciated my efforts and my work. I felt connected with them and a part of something bigger, and they helped at every point and offered guidance and aid in my projects.

The lasting impression I have of Three is that it’s a company you can dive into, and a workplace where you can sink your teeth into challenging projects. During my time at Three, I completed numerous team projects, helped organise a small event for staff with my fellow interns, ran in a charity 5k and got to meet numerous head of departments who gave fantastic life advice.

I would recommend the Three internship program to anyone looking to develop their professional skills and get a taste of real work and experience company culture. The best part of working in Three is that you will be able to meet some truly exceptional people and make lifelong friends.

Dylan Canning
Dylan Canning

Marketing Intern

As a recent graduate of Digital Media and Business Management, I was interested in moving forward in this area and after some research, I found an application for Three’s summer Internship. I never realised how much of a learning curve this internship would be for me. Through high-pressure teamwork and event-planning, I gained a better understanding of how to communicate accurately, overcome challenges and push myself beyond my comfort zone.

I never expected to enjoy an internship programme as much as I have. Having experienced another internship previous to this, I had a massively different idea of what an internship was. The amount of time and effort that Three puts into the internship programme is second to none, with constant training and development for interns, as well as real, impactful work planned out for our twelve weeks. I know that there is a stigma around an intern being the glorified coffee/ tea maker, but this is definitely not the case at Three. I really felt part of the team, making valued changes that were implemented across the board - changes that I know my team will continue to use after my three months have ended. The interns were listened to and appreciated.

One of the most exciting projects that I worked on as part of the 3Plus team was competition fulfilment. From pulling winners from our competition base, to sending out their tickets and receiving great feedback from happy customers, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing so many delighted customers and seeing the impact that I had made on them.

Rachel Verschoyle
Rachel Verschoyle

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