Thomas Dutnall has been awarded the 2018 King William's College Barrovian Alumni Internship and will spend three months this summer working for Strix in Hong Kong.
The internship, open to alumni aged 18-25, supports the breadth and depth of the International Baccalaureate, which all sixth form students at King William's College study. It was launched last year as a joint initiative between King William's College and Strix, with Oliver Mealin the successful applicant.
Thomas is studying for a BSc Honours in International Business, Economics and Finance at the University of Manchester. He will follow in Oliver's footsteps when he flies to Hong Kong in June, where he will work in Causeway Bay alongside Strix's top Senior Business Analyst Catherine Tam.
Thomas said: 'This is a once in a lifetime experience, and I am looking forward to gaining valuable work experience from a thriving business that I have no doubt will hold me in good stead for my future career.
'I am honoured to have been chosen by Strix for this internship and I hope to submerge myself in the vastly different culture that Hong Kong has to offer and come out with amazing memories. I'd like to thank King William's College and Strix for offering me this unique experience.'
Strix is at the forefront of the development, manufacture and sales of safety control systems for small domestic appliances and filtration systems for filter kettles, fridge jugs and chilled water units. Headquartered in the Isle of Man, Strix has offices across the United Kingdom, China and Hong Kong, employing more than 850 people worldwide
Pauline McGee, Director of Group HR at Strix, said: 'Oliver had a richly rewarding stay in Hong Kong last summer and we're sure Thomas will enjoy his placement immensely. The internship has certainly caught the imagination of the alumni and we are delighted the partnership with the College is going from strength to strength.'
Kara Hughes-Jones, Head of External Relations for King William's College and The Buchan School, said: 'The standard of applications for the internship was once again of a high calibre and Thomas should be proud to have been chosen. The internship will give him valuable experience, not just in regard to his career prospects, but in helping his personal development. It was wonderful to receive such positive feedback from Oliver about his time in Hong Kong and we look forward to hearing from Thomas about his experience.'
For more details about the Barrovian Alumni Internship, visit https://www.kwc.im/alumni/internship-scheme.