FMI’s successful internship programme has triggered the careers of four women under 25, while the agency reaps the benefits of their fresh ideas and understanding of emerging technologies, FMI Group managing director John Fisher said.
“Working in the events and marketing arenas, it’s essential that we are ahead of the game. Young graduates bring the latest approaches with them. This helps us drive our clients’ work through new, dynamic channels while keeping a firm eye on the bottom line.”
Over the past two years FMI seems to have followed a female-trend in this arena. Fisher added: “It hasn’t been intentional, just the way the CVs have fallen, and we are very impressed by our four new women under 25, all of whom are proving great contributors to the wider FMI team.”
Bev Fraser first came to FMI as an intern from her events management degree at Bournemouth University. She ended up running her own programmes, including trips to Marrakech and working on a complex roadshow for LV. After receiving a first, she was asked to return as a permanent event executive this September.
Korean-American student Jessica Lee had just completed her Masters in Linguistics at Oxford University when her CV hit Fisher’s desk. She has recently been promoted to an account manager role. Fisher said: “We jumped at the chance to hire Jessica. With LG Mobile Europe as a key account, her fluent Korean has impressed our clients from Seoul. She also brings exceptional digital and research skills to our communications team."
Fran Gilman’s summer placement from The University for the Creative Arts has since turned into a part-time permanent role. Still studying for a degree in Advertising and Brand Communications, she supports FMI’s digital campaigns.
Meanwhile, new intern Lauren Moulsley will be with FMI until next summer.
Pictured, left to right: Jessica Lee, Bev Fraser, Lauren Moulsley and Fran Gilman