At Ringley we are passionate about bringing young people into our business. We have a thriving intern programme but we were keen to find out what attracts them to our business. So we asked them.
"Why do interns come to Ringley? Well, there are two reasons. The first is obvious - to gain an insight into property management - and the second is to experience and learn more about one of Europe?s most exciting cities - London.
"Without a doubt, London stands alone in its ability to provide absolutely anything you can imagine, from culture to food and from activities to architecture. There is hardly a moment to feel bored because the city really is nonstop excitement! We interns have also been surprised and pleased to find so many parks scattered around the city. In particular, we recommend seeing Hyde Park, London?s largest and most famous green space. You can go for a stroll, go boating, eat out in style, listen to an outdoor concert or just relax and enjoy the greenery in the midst of this vibrant urban area.
"Another option is going to Camden Market, which is very close to our offices at Ringley. You can really delve into London?s multicultural environment and try a variety of dishes from around the world. For example, you could get a Lebanese falafel wrap, a German baguette or even an African dessert. You?ll always be full and happy!
And to top off a great day in London, you can head to the Shard to have drinks in the tallest building in Western Europe. At night, the view is certainly impressive. These are just a few of the thousands of exciting things you can find to do in London . You can have all this and more if you choose to work here.
A great work-life balance
"Social life at Ringley is more than just cordial conversation. Our company is a melting pot of cultures from around the world and we each bring something special to the table, including our experiences, food, and language. This means that we learn something new every day, ranging from learning to say ?hello? in Russian to trying food from India. New interns and employees with different cultural backgrounds arrive constantly, so the excitement never stops.
"We always have something to talk about, and because everyone has a different point of view, we have really interesting conversations. We all accept each other for who we are, so we are able to speak openly about all kinds of topics. Although people come and go, we are able to make lasting friendships that we hope will continue into the future.
"Beyond lunch and the office, we sometimes hang out after work on Fridays. The relaxed environment helps us to build our friendships. We often go to the pub to grab a few beers, and this allows us to talk to people we do not often see in the office. Though we have fun with each other, at the end of the day, we always come back to talking about our responsibilities at Ringley.
"So even though we are 'only' interns, we feel as if we really belong at the company. "
Author : Mary-Anne Bowring
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