Employers recognized for campus recruitment, internship programs

Just Eat, Grant Thornton and MasterCard among list of winners
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/18/2013

When interns arrive for their first day of work at online delivery company Just Eat Canada, they are provided with a blank reference letter and informed it’s their job and responsibility to fill the page with things they’ll be proud of over the next three months.

They will end up working in four different departments — finance, marketing, operations and sales — and as they start developing a niche or skill set, they will be assigned to a specific department where they can generate the most output but also gain the most experience, according to Antonio da Luz, sales director at the Toronto-based company.

The individuals start with daily and weekly job duties and eventually take on quarterly projects. For example, they may plan a sales conference and do everything from project management and development to pricing and sourcing, with guidance from managers.