Hilary Hires Own Intern For Pall-Ex
Entrepreneur Hilary Devey is leading by example by appointing a contestant from her Channel 4 show The Intern to the marketing division at Pall-Ex.
Hilary invited former restaurant waitress Alexzandra Worthington to join the team at her European palletised freight network after she made a big impression on the business guru during filming.
Viewers saw Alexzandra, from Parbold near Wigan, battling it out with two other candidates in the final episode of The Intern for a job at publishing giant Mills & Boon. Despite not winning the position, Hilary saw a great deal of potential in 22-year-old Alexzandra:
“If I’m honest, I saw a little bit of myself in her,” commented Hilary. “She displayed the same determination and tenacity that I had to have when setting up Pall-Ex. Alex also has a spark that makes her instantly memorable and likeable, a great trait for a role in marketing, and I knew she would be the perfect fit with my team.
“Filming The Intern showed me just how many talented youngsters are out there fighting to get a foot on the career ladder. It’s such a competitive marketplace and I’m thrilled to be in a position to be able to help people like Alexzandra and give them the break they deserve.”
For Alexzandra, taking part in the show has been a life changing experience:
“It sounds like a cliché, but it really has been,” said Alexzandra. “Despite not getting the original job, it has worked out much better than I ever imagined.
“If I’m honest, my heart has always been set on a marketing and events role, so when Hilary offered me the job I couldn’t have been happier. Relocating to Leicestershire has been a big change, but well worth it.
“Before The Intern came along, I was waitressing through necessity. I knew I had much more to give and was determined to prove myself. The current jobs market is tough and many people of my age are struggling. It goes to show that you have to persevere and have confidence in your own skills.”
Alexzandra’s new role as marketing trainee will see her working alongside the existing marketing team at Pall-Ex, supporting the efforts of UK members, as well as helping to launch the firm’s growing number of European networks, including Pall-Ex France and Pall-Ex Polska.
Further details on Pall-Ex can be found at www.pallex.co.uk
Image: Hilary Devey with Alexzandra Worthington (far right) and her fellow contestants on The Intern.