gyro, the b2b agency has appointed its latest intern, Hussain Ali. He secured the internship after competing for the role in gyro’s annual “Pitch Idol”.
Ali, a year 11 student at the Ernest Bevin School, competed with two fellow students to land the role. The students presented their pitches on how to increase uptake of smart phones amongst 16-24 year olds to the UK management team at the London marketing agency. “Hussain landed the role on the back of his passion for the brief and his hugely creative approach” commented Natasha Pittman, HR Director, gyro.
The pitch idol programme was set up over five years ago to offer a helping hand to students from the school with an interest in marketing. The inner-city school helps young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, some of whom have arrived in the UK as refugees.
gyro works with the school as part of its Foundation Programme. The programme was set up to help charities who work with young people – organisations like St Giles Trust, Ernest Bevin, Ickle Pickles and SportsAid. For Ernest Beavin, GyroHSR provides marketing and business support, to reading mentoring and charity fundraising.