Three Caymanian students from John Gray High School had the opportunity to experience the working world at dms Organization during June and July as part of the Work Experience program.
The students, Shekeira Watler, Kerry Ann Jackson and Stephanie Scott, who each worked for two weeks in different dms departments, all said the experience had given them a useful insight into working life, as well as a number of new skills.
Ms Watler spent two-weeks working in dms’ global recruitment firm, BrightStaff, where she gained confidence in using the company’s staffing software and making international phone calls. The experience also led her to decide that she would like to seek a career in recruitment or human resources, states a press release.
Stephanie Scott joined dms’ HR department, followed by a period working in dms’ pension services company, Saxon Administration, where she has been offered a summer job next year. Ms Jackson spent her time helping out dms’s marketing department, BrightIdeas and the dms operations department.
‘We were really pleased the students found the experience useful, and were impressed by their hard work,’ said Kathleen Jackman, vice president of HR for dms Organization Ltd. ‘At dms, we feel it is important to support young Caymanians by giving them work experience and training opportunities while they are still in schooling, so they are as prepared as they can be before embarking on working life.’
dms Organization is a business conglomerate engaged in the financial services, retail, real estate, media, and entertainment industries.