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The Intern TX: 4 Apr 2013, Week 14

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Episode 3/4, Thursday 18th April, 9pm, Channel 4

Hilary Devey wants to kick down some doors. Determined to give deserving young people a chance to land their dream jobs, she has persuaded some of Britain’s most exciting companies to let her hijack their normal recruitment policy and guarantee the best candidate a job, if they have seen the qualities and raw potential needed to make it in their highly competitive world.

Each week three young hopefuls are given a week’s trial in the job of their dreams. Her three candidates don’t know it but Hilary has arranged for the week to be packed full of the biggest challenges in the ultimate undercover job interview. Each challenge is designed so that the candidates can show what they are made of and prove they have what it takes to success in the industry.

This episode of The Intern takes on the cut throat world of journalism, offering one candidate the golden opportunity of landing their dream job as a reporter on the world’s most outrageous national newspaper, The Sunday Sport.

The Sunday Sport has a reputation for some of the most extraordinary stories and headlines – but it’s also a place where many journalists have cut their teeth before making a name for themselves on The Sun, The Mirror and the broadsheets.

Episode 2/4, Thursday 11th April, 9pm, Channel 4

Hilary Devey wants to kick down some doors. Determined to give deserving young people a chance to land their dream jobs, she has persuaded some of Britain’s most exciting companies to let her hijack their normal recruitment policy.

Each week three young hopefuls are given a week’s trial in the job of their dreams. Her three candidates don’t know it but Hilary has arranged for the week to be packed full of the biggest challenges possible, the ultimate undercover job interview, allowing them to prove they are management material. And she’s persuaded the bosses that they’ll guarantee the best candidate a job, if they have seen the qualities and raw potential needed to make it in their highly competitive world.

This episode of The Intern shines a spotlight on the world of online fashion retailer my-wardrobe. The world of fashion is notoriously difficult industry to break into without the right qualifications. MD and founder of my-wardrobe Sarah Curran tells Hilary, “I expect a lot from my team and if I see potential I will give that person a role but if I don’t, then I’ll be honest and I won’t. “

In seven years, my-wardrobe has risen to become one of the most respected names in online retail. Selling 150 “everyday luxury” designers, the site sees over 1.6 million visitors every month from around the world to shop the new collections. The business employs over 100 people in their London, Sydney, Oslo and New York offices.

In an industry famed for being fast paced and cut throat, Hilary’s interns have just one week to prove to Sarah they have the skills to deal with whatever situations planet fashion demands of them.

The interns will spend the week learning about the world of fashion retail but they won’t be passive observers. Using actors and hidden cameras, Hilary has created tough challenges and extreme situations so that her young hopefuls can prove they are up to the job. Based on real life industry specific situations, each scenario the interns encounter will test a particular skill or aptitude deemed crucial to being a success in the world of fashion retail.

Hilary says: “I’ve got to set these challenges so that Sarah can see for herself that the interns have got just what it takes to work in fashion.”

Can 21 year old Alex find enough creative spark to keep his fashion shoot on track when it all starts falling apart? How will 24 year old call centre worker Holly deal with a mischievous Abi Clancy who’s been briefed by Hilary to be a difficult and tries to walk away with racks of free clothes? When the rest of the PR team goes missing, how will 18 year old college leaver Lisa deal with a time-strapped Marie Claire editor who has lots of demanding questions? Each scenario is a chance for Hilary’s interns to show they have the determination and charm to succeed in the competitive world of high-end fashion retail.

Before they make their entrance into the glossy world of my-wardrobe, Hilary tells 18 year old Lisa, 21 year old Alex and 24 year old Holly, “I want you to eat, sleep and breathe my-wardrobe.”

With help and advice from Hilary along the way, only one hopeful will succeed in winning this extraordinary opportunity. Who will overcome all the odds to prove to Hilary they can make it in the industry?

The Intern has searched the UK for promising young people full of untapped potential. The show offers disheartened young hopefuls the opportunity to get some experience and a foot in the door at industries they believe are impossible to break into.

Episode 1/4, Thursday 4th April, 9pm, Channel 4

Hilary Devey wants to kick down some doors. Determined to get deserving young people a chance to land their dream jobs, she has persuaded some of Britain’s most exciting companies to let her hijack their normal recruitment policy.

Each week three young hopefuls are given a week’s trial in the job of their dreams. The three candidates don’t know it but Hilary has arranged for the week to be packed full of the biggest challenges and worst-case scenarios possible. Based on real life situations, each scenario they encounter will test a particular skill or aptitude deemed crucial to being a success in the particular industry.

Each company boss is offering the best candidate a chance to secure their dream job – but only if they have seen the qualities and raw potential needed to cut it in their highly competitive world. This will be the ultimate undercover job interview, allowing the candidates to prove they’ve got what it takes to secure the coveted job on offer.

With one million 18-24 year olds without a job in the UK, it’s never been harder for young people to get on the career ladder. Self-made millionaire and businesswoman Hilary Devey believes an entire generation are getting a raw deal in the current job market.

Hilary comments: “There are a lot of bright young people out there in dead end jobs, going no-where who think they have no future in this country. We are wasting so much talent.”

Hilary believes you don’t need a good CV and qualifications to succeed in the job market, saying, “I’ve not needed a good CV and qualifications to succeed, they are irrelevant to me. I’m interested in dedication and damned hard work.” She believes that if you give people the opportunity to show what they are made of they will grasp the opportunity and prove what they are made of.

Hilary is not alone. Major companies like Google now believe that traditional CVs aren't a good enough judge of potential, and will interview candidates up at 20 times to get to know them better.

With help and advice from Hilary along the way, only one hopeful will succeed in winning this extraordinary opportunity. Who will overcome all the odds to prove to Hilary they can step up and make the grade?

The Intern has searched the UK for promising young people full of untapped potential. The show offers disheartened young hopefuls the opportunity to get some experience and a foot in the door at industries they believe are impossible to break into.

In Episode 1, three young people who wouldn’t normally make it to a first interview get the chance of securing their dream job at one of Britain’s top hotels, the exclusive Red Carnation Collection. The candidates have one week to prove to Red Carnation Managing Director Jonathan Raggett they have the personality and skills to win a place on the hotel's management scheme

The hotel group's normal recruitment process means they usually take graduates with the ‘best relevant degrees’, or those with proven experience. Without the right qualifications, the doors to working in 5star hotel management are usually firmly shut.

Based on real life situations, each scenario they encounter will test a particular skill or aptitude deemed crucial to being a success in the hospitality industry. How will 18 year old Taelre café worker cope when a guest’s Aston Martin is towed away? Will 22 year old mum Georgia be able to deal with a warring couple when the wife suspects the husband of having an affair? And how will 21 year old graduate Princess respond to a celebrity – Made in Chelsea’s Hugo - caught in a very compromising position? Using actors and hidden cameras, Hilary has created the toughest challenges possible so her young hopefuls can prove they are up to the job.

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