Students clinch internship awards

Danny McAllister, from Sheffield University, receives his ged 22, receives his award for the Best Student Contribution to a Small or Medium-sized Enterprise from Olympic medalist and former javelin world record holder Steve Backley
Danny McAllister, from Sheffield University, receives his ged 22, receives his award for the Best Student Contribution to a Small or Medium-sized Enterprise from Olympic medalist and former javelin world record holder Steve Backley
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Two students from the University of Sheffield’s management school have won top prizes in the annual National Placement and Internship Awards.

Sophie Petrie, who is studying for a BA in Economics, was named Best Intern for her time with HSBC, while Danny McAllister, who is studying Business Management, received award for the Best Student Contribution to a Small or Medium-sized Enterprise

Sophie Petrie, from Sheffield University, receives her Best Intern award from Olympic medalist and former javelin world record holder Steve Backley

Sophie Petrie, from Sheffield University, receives her Best Intern award from Olympic medalist and former javelin world record holder Steve Backley

Sophie, who is 21, said: “I was absolutely thrilled to have won the Best Intern award.

“I knew the competition was fierce so to be recognised at a national award ceremony was overwhelming. I was very lucky that HSBC placed me in a department that challenged me and allowed me to experience life as an everyday banker with responsibilities, not just a summer intern.”

Danny, 22, added: “The reason I won was that I had created new streams of revenue for the company by creating, managing and expanding a new student travel company called The Buzz Student Travel.”

Awards were presented by Olympic medalist and former javelin world record holder Steve Backley, who is now a motivational speaker.