Make it right with Three
Three is changing the rules of the game in the world of mobile telecoms. They want to break the status quo and really set the cat among the pigeons. The face of this drive to improve transparency of mobile phone charges and to #makeitright – you may recognise him – is the Jim Henderson-designed Muppet, Jackson.
Whether he’s standing presidentially behind a podium at a press conference, or being chased through the woods by spectres in a fun pastiche of the Blair Witch Project, this loveable, purple puppet proclaims his desire to make life better for us all.
Well now he has extended his full support to Three’s latest initiative. Reimagined Learning is an innovative training programme that teams up university students with Three’s employees to develop a workshop about the business and present it in high schools.
Three (and Jackson) have created a competition to find talented undergraduates who question the norm and look for new ways to improve and innovate. The winning students will be invited to Three’s headquarters in Maidenhead where they’ll gain a unique insight into the business, rub shoulders with senior business figures and sharpen their communication and presentation skills.
For any students who want to learn about the inner workings of a forward-thinking digital-tech company, it’s a no brainer! You’d be crazy not to enter this competition.
Reimagined Learning kicks off in October but has already piloted the scheme at two Surrey schools, Christ’s School in Richmond and Therfield School in Leatherhead.
Oli Monks, who recently graduated with a BA (Hons) in Management and Entrepreneurship at Lancaster University, was one of the undergraduates who participated in the programme earlier this year. He feels he gained a lot from the challenge by working closely with the people at Three to develop and deliver the workshop. He particularly enjoyed his part in shaping an interactive marketing presentation.
“Visiting Three’s offices in Maidenhead was very cool and delivering the actual day itself were both highlights. The team at Three really treat you as colleagues throughout the project”, Oli said.
And on gaining insights into the telecommunications industry, Oli humbly explained, “Before anything else, I really learnt about what goes on inside a mobile network. I genuinely had no idea about what 3G or 4G meant, what impacts signal and how we get our data.”
If you want to take part this autumn, all you need to do is submit a short video and explain in less than one minute what you’ve done to change the rules of the game, or make something better. Successful applicants will be contacted by Tuesday 20 October 2015.