FACE has greatly benefitted from Warwick University’s Graduate Internship Scheme which offers 8-12 week placements at no cost to the organisation.
In 2015 we have had the pleasure of sharing our office with Hannah, a Maths graduate. She grasped what FACE is all about with remarkable speed and set about measuring the impact of our work with both purpose and eagerness. She has been a joy to have around and we are delighted with the report she has produced. Her questions have made us reflect on the way we operate and she has left us with simple steps to ensure we can continue her good work.
Here’s how Hannah has viewed her time with us:
I’ve had the role of ‘Impact Measurement Officer’, which has given me some very engaging work to do. Evaluating the impact of FACE is a difficult task due to the wide variety of activities FACE is involved with, so my internship focussed on evaluating a few discrete areas of FACE’s work. It’s been a very rewarding role and I’ve learnt a huge amount. I have helped measure the value and outcomes of FACE’s initial teacher training courses, spoken to schools about the long-term effects of FACE’s interventions, and explored some of the broader benefits that are associated with FACE’s work.
I have especially enjoyed being part of the team meeting with FACE’s regional coordinators: after hearing so much about their regional activities it was great to meet them in person. Another highlight has been a visit to Greenacres Farm in Shropshire where we observed trainee teachers taking part in a training event. Meeting the farmer Mark Lea and hearing about the visits he has organised with his local schools was very inspiring.
I have gained such a great appreciation of FACE as an organisation. The amount they achieve with the resources available to them is incredible and the team have become good friends as well as colleagues. I would heartily recommend FACE to other people looking for work experience; especially those who would enjoy responsibility, freedom and the opportunity to make a genuine contribute to an organisation. The daily lunch-time walks around Stoneleigh Park and the free supply of eggs from Janet’s chickens are added bonuses!
Thank you Hannah and good luck in both your travels in South America and your new job in September!