I want to be an engineer so this internship was perfect for me

Securing an internship at PD Ports has helped bring me closer to my dream career.

Emily Clarke, from Bede Sixth Form, enjoyed an internship at PD Ports as part of the Career Ready programme. Here, she shares how the experience has given her the skills, confidence and experience to kick-start a successful future.

Before I even started my internship I was interested in studying engineering at university, so securing an internship in the Engineering Department at PD Ports has helped bring me closer to my dream career.

My time at PD Ports has allowed me to experience what it would be like to work in engineering (something I’m very excited about), as well as what I can expect from the working world as a whole. I’ve also been able to develop the skills, such as communication, which will enable me to work effectively in a professional environment.


I think the best part of my internship was being in a busy working environment and seeing all of the work each team does on a daily basis.


Emily has been a fantastic intern, and everyone involved with her has been exceptionally impressed with her attitude, ability to learn so quickly and her capabilities. We have had a serious conversation with Emily on potentially working for PD Ports and potentially paying her university fees.

Lee Dolan, Emily's supervisor 

Getting involved with the Career Ready programme is something which I’d recommend to any student who’s starting to think about what they want to do in the future. Just remember to be confident and engage with the people you work with – it can only help you in the future.

Learn more about how Career Ready helps young people kick-start a successful future, or get involved today and make a lasting difference.