Part 1 - Jo's Story Of A UKK Intern
Posted on 09 February 2018
I haven’t made a single cup of coffee. That’s the stereotype isn’t it? All interns are basically the poor sods who make everyone coffee and run around photocopying things. Well I’ve been here for three weeks now and I still haven’t made a single cup. Perhaps they’ve heard how bad I am at it.
Working at UKK has been a huge learning curve for me. I’d almost be willing to say that I’ve learnt more from my three weeks here than my three years at university, but that might be a slight exaggeration. Still, I have already learnt a lot in the short time I’ve been here. It’s hard to describe a ‘typical’ day, because every day is so different, but let me run you through a few of the things I might get up to.
- Order processing. Sounds simple, right? Trust me, there’s a lot more to it than you’d think. From checking for fraud to deciding which postage method to use, a lot goes into getting that one pack of boxers to the customer.
- Unpacking Deliveries. At UKK everything is expanding, which is really exciting. But what that means is that when a shipment of new products comes in, someone needs to decide what’s staying at our head office warehouse and what’s being sent elsewhere. That person isn’t me. But I do go through the deliveries and separate it out so that it all ends up in the right place.
- Picking and Packing Orders. This one is exactly as it sounds. I find the product. I pack it up to be sent out to the customer. Easy.
- Content Creation. Now this is closer to my area of expertise. I’ve been helping out with getting the new products ready to be uploaded onto the website. It’s only small roles so far, like weighing the items and uploading them into the master spreadsheet, but I’m happy to be involved.
And finally, what all my studying at university has been about…
- Social Media Marketing. I’m actually helping to refurbish UKK’s entire social media presence – how cool is that? I’m only doing minor work in this department, I won’t take credit for everything, but I’m definitely a part of it. Not to mention, I’ve even got my own blog. *Snaps*
Hopefully, for the two of you still reading, this has given you a bit of an insight into the life of an e-commerce fashion intern. Keep a look out for more of my posts to come!