LSM student Ami Petch has joined Electric Egg as a full-time production and post-production intern after completing her Media Production BA(hons) studies. Ami joins founding directors Neil Baker and Steven Hatton as Electric Egg’s first full-time employee. Ami was offered the role after impressing Neil and Steve on work experience with the award-winning production company.
Electric Egg developed a formal but flexible work experience scheme with the LSM and the Enterprise@Lincoln careers and opportunities team, to help a student gain valuable experience in a professional environment working on live projects. After a rigorous application process and interview, Ami impressed the production team with her enthusiasm and passion for filmmaking, commitment, enthusiasm and natural aptitude as an editor. During this time she made valuable contributions to a wide range of productions from short documentaries to promotional and educational films. As an intern, Ami’s new role will involve getting hands-on experience across the whole filmmaking process.
“We are delighted to be expanding the team and especially to welcome Ami as a fully fledged member of Electric Egg”; explains alumnus Neil Baker: “During her time on work experience with us, Ami has proved herself to be a valuable member of the team and as our business continues to grow it was the natural choice to offer Ami an internship.”
Ami said: “Being successful in gaining work experience with Electric Egg gave me the opportunity to work in a professional environment and to learn new skills. Steven and Neil really helped me to increase my knowledge and prepare me for a career in the industry. I am really excited that I can start this career working with Electric Egg and I look forward to learning a lot more from them in the future.”
Ami’s internship, which is supported by the University of Lincoln Enterprise@Lincoln team, highlights the importance and value of students engaging with industry throughout their studies not only to improve their chances of employment but also to gain understanding of how the skills they learn at University are applied in a professional context.
Head of School Sarah Barrow played a vital role in helping to set up the work experience opportunity. She is thrilled at the outcome of this partnership: “This is brilliant news for Ami. To walk straight out of her university course into media industry employment is testament to the determination and hard work she put into this work experience on top of her coursework. Having been successful in her application to work with Electric Egg during her second year, she has grasped every opportunity to enhance her skills and levels of experience. The School of Media is committed to ensuring that as many of our students as possible are highly employable once they complete their course, and we’re so grateful to Neil and Steve for providing this golden opportunity and supporting her every step of the way.”
Steven Hatton said: “For us, the work experience placement opportunity was about identifying talent and providing opportunities for young creative people. With Ami now joining us we look forward to nurturing the creativity of a promising graduate in the early years of her career.”
After the success of the work experience initiative Electric Egg aim to run the opportunity again in the next academic year to offer another media student the opportunity to gain experience and insight in working with a production company.