A Day in the Life of a Wales Millennium Centre Intern

Here’s Ezra who works as an intern at Wales Millenium Centre.

The Big Music Project has part-funded several music industry internships and we are aiming to inspire and create incredible opportunities for young people from across the country who want to get into the music business. We’re sitting down with each of our interns to find out how they’re getting on! Here’s Ezra who works as an intern at Wales Millennium Centre.

Hi, Ezra, How’s it going!?

All good Big Music, welcome to Cardiff!

Thanks, Ez, we love it here! So, how long have you been in your role here for?

Well, I have been in this role for just over 2 months now. Time flies!

It certainly does! So when you get into work in the morning, what’s the first thing you do?

The first thing I do is sign into my computer and check my emails and calendar to know my aims for the day.

You sound like a man of structure! Haha. Talk us through your day-to-day tasks.

Oh, I am! Ha. Generally, I am speaking to people from around the centre about Radio Platform and our aims as a station. But I also curate events and sort out the station’s needs.

Okay cool. Tell us what your favourite thing you do each day is?

For me, each day is different, but my favourite part is when the station has it’s young trainees in and space is looking lively. I also really enjoy the work I do in Grassroots Youth Centre on a Wednesday because I can tell that every track I’ve recorded has meant so much to the artists.

That’s really nice! So you have worked on a few projects – what were they all about and what did you like and dislike about them?

I’ve really liked working on the radio platform project because I can work my show and be aware of the station elsewhere and help to take control of the station on behalf of young people.

Yeah, nice! What kind of challenges do you face day-to-day?

My biggest challenges day to day has been deciding the priorities for the day. I think I have done well at this but my priorities and centre priorities are very different.

Organisation and setting priorities take a bit of practice. You’ll be fine! What have you learnt about the world of work?

I’ve learnt that working can be difficult but achievable. I have also found out that I am very capable of working in a mixture of environments as I have worked in retail and on building sites in the past. Working in an office is very different again.

I think anyone that works in an office can relate to their first time working in an office. What advice would you give to other people looking to apply for internships?

That it is worth your time and effort as the experience is strong enough that you learn so much more about yourself as well as about the working world. Also, it looks very strong on a CV! I would also advise interns to not feel like they’re the smallest person in the room because they’re an intern. Your knowledge in certain areas could potentially be greater than others and a fresh mind with fresh ideas might actually be what the company needs.

That’s great advice. A lot of employers look for interns to provide them with fresh ideas. What shall we expect from you next Ezra?

I have been considering applying for university although I didn’t think I wanted to at the start of the internship. I would also like to continue on my radio platform and maybe consider a background job in television.

That sounds like a tidy future ahead! In an ideal world, where will you be in five years time?

Working abroad 100%!

Okay, nice! Don’t forget about us when you are a radio personality in a sunny spot somewhere! Thanks, Ezra!

Haha, I won’t! Thanks, Big Music.

Just like Ezra, if you are passionate about getting your foot in the industry, check out our news board for hints and tips on making those first steps.

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