The Hon Jay Weatherill MP, Premier of South Australia is today celebrating the arrival of the Mentor Me UK winners to South Australia.
The eight winners will be embarking on their month-long SA “Mentor Me” internship-adventure this week with prominent South Australian companies.
The Mentor Me program offered eight mentorships across fields such as tourism and hospitality, food and wine, events, culture and entertainment, which ultimately is to help promote the Working Holiday Visa aimed at encouraging UK students and travellers to visit South Australia.
Meet The Winners
1. Assistant shark scientist – RORY MULLOY, a 25-year old languages graduate from the University of Manchester who lives in London. Rory will work with Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions, founded by the world’s leading authority on great white sharks. He will have the opportunity to work with top shark scientists on research, data collection and shark tagging.
2. Sports and events intern – EMILY BUZAGLO, a 22-year old student from Surrey studying Sports Marketing at Coventry University. Emily will work at Adelaide Oval, the iconic cricket ground recently redeveloped into a multi-function sporting and entertainment venue. She will have the opportunity to work across several departments including marketing, communications, strategy and events, as well as having access to closed training sessions.
3. Festival coordinator – ANNA WEBB, a 29 year-old Venue Manager living and working in Leicester. Anna will work with The Adelaide Fringe, the largest festival of its kind in the southern hemisphere. She will have access to all aspects of the festival, applying her creative skills to everything from programming and artist services to media and marketing.
4. Experience guide – BETHANY PINNEY, a 22-year old student from Exeter studying Wildlife Conservation at Nottingham Trent University. Bethany will work at Southern Ocean Lodge, a multi award winning, luxury lodge and former Tatler Hotel of the Year. She will assist with wildlife tours, walks, kayaking, quad biking and more.
5. Junior exhibition curator – CAMILLA DOUGLAS, a 22-year-old University of Glasgow, History of Art and English Literature graduate living in London. Camilla will work at The Art Gallery of South Australia, home to one of Australia’s great art collections. She will have access to several departments, learning about marketing and public relations, public programs, publications, curatorial, registration and front of house.
6. Vineyard operations intern – HUGH McCULLOUGH, a 22-year old student from Oxfordshire studying Modern History at the University of St. Andrews. Hugh will work at Yalumba, Australia’s oldest family-owned winery. He will have the opportunity to taste and learn about wines and get hands dirty in the lab, bottling and distribution areas and of course, in the cellar.
7. Food ambassador – SARAH BIRCHAM, a 21 year-old student from Milton Keynes studying Food Marketing Management at Sheffield Hallam University. Sarah will work with Vili’s Pies, an iconic family run Australian meat pie company. She will spend time in four key business areas: marketing; export; production and quality assurance.
8. Destination marketing and events coordinator – ESTHER DAMARY-THOMPSON, a 24 year-old student from Hull studying for a professional CIM certificate in marketing at the Oxford College of Marketing. Esther will work at the South Australian Tourism Commission, the promoter of travel and holidays to South Australia. She will have access to four diverse areas including international marketing with one week spent with one of the State’s leading tourism operators.
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