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Firebrand lands a new Marketing Assistant - Meet Jake McKay!

Rebecca Twemlow

Firebrand warmly welcomes the newest addition to our team, Jake McKay, who joins us part-time for the remainder of 2016.

Jake initially joined us for a 10-week stint as our Sales and Marketing Intern through Dunedin's Sexy Summer Jobs business internship program. After finding his groove and learning the ropes of the business, Jake is joining our Marketing team for the remainder of the year!

Outside of Firebrand,  Jake is in his fourth and final year of a double degree at the University of Otago, studying towards a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Management and a Bachelor of Science in Food Science.  An Otago local, Jake grew up in Milton before heading north for Uni. Whilst committing to work concurrently alongside his Uni schedule,  Jake explains below why he finds his work experience so valuable below:

Work experience such as this is absolutely invaluable.  Working with real businesses with real outcomes is something that really can't be taught in the University classroom. It's an amazing feeling to knuckle down on a clients strategy and to see market research you've carried out, or content you've written go live and form part of their overall marketing activities. I'm incredibly privileged to have paved my way through the Sexy Summer Internship program - it's been an amazing experience, i've learnt a lot  and met an awesome team of people!

Welcome, Jake, to team Firebrand! Want to find out more? Keep your eyes peeled forJake's profile appearing on our website very soon!