Our Internship Program
Restrata takes great pride in our ability to attract, recruit and develop world class talent. Our internship programs cover our full range of services, offering positions in functional areas including finance, legal, HR, sales and marketing, through to security consultancy, workforce development, research and technical roles. We also offer positions across our various office locations around the globe, equipping candidates with international experience.
All interns are mentored by an employee who can share personal experience in the industry and oversee the learning experience. At the end of the program, interns should have a significant list of accomplishments to add to their resume, which will set them apart from other candidates in their field. As an organisation we are also proud of the rate at which we retain interns in permanent roles once the internship program has been completed.
Our dedication to knowledge transfer to those just setting out on their career journey exemplifies our commitment to premier talent acquisition and supporting individuals in finding their niche.
If you are aged 18-25 and currently studying for a degree in a Health Safety Security and Environment related field then we would like to hear from you.
We also hire interns across our business support functions so if you are studying a Finance, HR, Commercial, Legal, IT or Marketing related degree and think you fit the profile we are looking for then we would also like to hear from you.
Please send inquiry with your CV to [email protected] and tell us what you would bring to our organization.
Internships success stories
Cameron Cowie, Deputy Insight Manager
“Working at the BSOC in Iraq has provided me with a fantastic opportunity to develop my skills and knowledge base alongside a team of accomplished industry professionals. Their support has helped to make my employment in this dynamic, complex and often challenging environment a truly rewarding experience, and I look forward to assisting future Research Analysts coming through our programme.”
Having earnt a Master’s Degree in Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies and with experience in the UK and Egypt, Cameron Cowie joined Restrata’s Business Solutions Operations Centre (BSOC), enrolling in our unique Research Analyst programme and took the opportunity to work alongside our team of in country specialists.
Cameron was able to quickly build his knowledge of the challenges facing our clients in Iraq, gaining first-hand experience in country. Graduating from the Research Analyst programme, Cameron chose to remain with the BSOC, accepting the position of Senior Insight Analyst.
Becoming an intrinsic part of the team, and rising through the BSOC Insight structure, Cameron was appointed Deputy Insight Manager in November, where he will be responsible for the training and mentorship of newly appointed research analysts, along with core business delivery.
Annestricia Jayawardana, Project Coordinator
“A friendly and supportive environment has always been a motivator for me to work harder and better. Thanking my wonderful team, Jen, Steve and Will for always being patient & supportive while I learn on the go. They are a huge part of why I love working here at Restrata.
The time I’ve been here had taught me so much in terms of how different areas of the company operate individually and collectively, allowing me to apply the knowledge I gained academically into practise and learn something new altogether on the job, with freedom to do so and support from colleagues.”
Annestricia initially joined Restrata as an intern in the Workforce Development team, and immediately made her mark by picking up the typical tedious jobs that most of us try to avoid, principally focusing on re-structuring the Training Management System, and the development of the SharePoint site.
At an early stage, it became apparent that she displayed a rare ability to grasp information from a wide spread of topics within the company service offerings and was capable of delivering on multiple tasks given within the deadlines set.
As a result, Annestricia was given a fulltime role within the business as the Business Systems Coordinator, focusing on Process Improvement, and development of the Integrated Management System. She also remains a Project Coordinator for WFD.
Rae Chase, Junior Security Consultant
After enduring a grueling 4 years of studying Forensics Science & Transnational Crime at Staffordshire University, I decided to take a short break from studying and move back to Dubai with the intentions of taking some time off. After my long-awaited break lasted some time, it was now time to finally join the workforce.
I began to throw myself into a frantic search for my career, but when it came to finding a position that was relevant to my career aspects, the UAE proved to be a challenge that I would have to overcome. Even though I was mainly keen on focusing and finding a position in forensics, I decided to branch out and explore other avenues that I could see myself a part of – and that’s when it all happened.
To my luck, I was able to land an interview with the Head of Consultancy at Restrata, Neil Purcell, who almost immediately decided to faithfully take me on as an intern. I was about to become a pair of extra helping hands for the consultancy team and the entire office.
Taking some time to adjusting into the working world, I began to learn more and more each day. Remembering back to my first day, I was being taught how to create and rate risks for individual projects – and even though it took me all day and tons of research, with more practice I was capable of achieving what I thought I couldn’t.
Progressing through my internship, the team began to trust me with more tasks, varying from helping out in marketing, to writing reports for sales; before I knew it, three months had flown by and I had reached the end of my internship. Little did I know though, that this was not the end of the journey for me at Restrata.
Fortunately, enough, the team had offered me a full-time position on the consultancy team and now I can proudly say that I still utilize all the information and skills I was taught during my internship up until to this specific day. Additionally, I am still learning new skills daily from my co-workers, who refer to a day in the office as “Any other school day”.
Prior to me joining Restrata, never did it come across me the amount of planning and thought processes that go into our homes, work places and public attractions for the sake of our safety. Without Restrata, I would’ve never thought the simplest addition of surveillance could reduce crime drastically. Furthermore, it has been eye-opening to realize what the world would be like without the extensive security that is actually implemented into every aspect of our lives, right under our noses, without us even noticing it.