Naomi (staying at SNO forever – already)
Doing an internship as a graduate was a great way to work out what I wanted to do in the long term (which turned out to be marketing ski holidays!). I’d studied English Literature at uni, so knew my strengths were in research and writing – two big things the role required.
I really enjoyed learning about marketing and the industry. From the first day I was given my own responsibilities and I could see the difference my work made every week. I was delighted when they wanted to keep me on as a permanent member of the team!
Over two years on and I’m still loving work at SNO – there’s always so much to learn and I’ve met some fantastic people along the way, both in the office and in destinations all over the world.
One of the best parts of my job is working with all the people who have done internships here. They really can show they’ve contributed, so they can put live projects on their CV and have gone on to great things as a result – we love to keep in touch and catch up over reunion fondues and BBQ’s here in the SNO garden! The best still do the odd bit of freelancing for us.
Louise (stayed on at SNO)
I joined Sno in 2013 after I moved to London as a fresh-faced graduate. I was looking for a job in marketing, and Sno was the perfect opportunity to build up some work experience. Apart from learning lots about the world of digital marketing and SEO, I also got to contribute to the online resort guide for several Swiss resorts that I had been to. So my written copy is now up on the website (which has really been invaluable for my CV). Writing for the website was a great way to apply my own experience and skills to the job because I already had some writing experience, I am a literature graduate, and I grew up in Switzerland as a teenager.
After I finished my internship I was offered a job at SNO as a sales consultant. The job offer was a natural extension from my internship - I had learnt a lot about the ski industry during my time at Sno, and I was keen to try my hand at a different side of the business. It was also nice to continue working together with the team as I had become friends with everyone there by then. The sales position also allowed me to develop the customer service and communications experience I already had under my belt. I am really glad I stayed on to see Sno grow into the best online ski travel company in the UK and I'm so proud of how far they have come (don't just ask me, Sno won the Telegraph ski awards that winter!). My work at Sno has also led me to my current position, working for a publishing and design company.
Tom (now a Media Executive)
I just wanted to say I received an offer for a full time role yesterday, which I'm seriously happy about. I also wanted to say I couldn't have done it without you guys, it was a great placement which definitely helped me get onto the career ladder. I really learnt a lot and in a lovely environment, and couldn't have asked to have met better people, so thank you so much.
Harriet (now working in HR)
I interned at Sno last September/October which was a really valuable experience for me. I have no doubt it massively helped me obtain my current role at UBS in the HR department.
Hannah (now travelling around the world)
I learnt all about SEO which was great as I had little understanding of it before my internship and I’m sure it will be beneficial to me when applying for jobs in marketing. I’m so glad to have had the opportunity to be a marketing intern at Sno, I learnt lots and most of all had a great time with the lovely people that work there.
Michael (now working for Universal)
Doing an internship at Sno was a great opportunity for me to try my hand at creative writing and experience working life from within a small but successful startup company. During my time there I gained an insight into the marketing of a developing website and the competitive nature of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). I really cared about the work I put in since my writing was published directly on to the website, and now I can use this to show it off to any future employers too. I'd recommend an internship with Sno as a chance to work in a friendly team environment and as a positive way to spend a few summer months if you're looking for ideas or direction after graduating.
Sean (now doing a MA in Journalism)
Learning about how SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) works, I was able to develop my writing skills during my internship. I have been able to take this forward into later copywriting jobs with LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor and the Online Publication, The Modern Mountain.
The work environment at SNO is friendly, sociable, and encourages you to develop your writing skills, while nurturing and guiding you along the way. It was an awesome 8 weeks I spent with them, and made things feel just that bit more Christmasy writing about snow covered resorts.