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In a collaboration with Newmarket Business Association, Fashion student Katharina Stapper enjoyed an eight-week internship with WORLD.

Katharina Stapper won the Intern-Scholarship in Partnership with the Newmarket Business Association and was selected from all candidates by WORLD Founder Dame Denise L'Estrange-Corbet. Her work stood out to WORLD as intelligent and with individuality. She spent her eight weeks working in our Workroom in central Auckland at the end of which she was offered the position of Retail Operations and Workroom Assistant, a role using her existing skills but also stretching her across a wider range of business and industry experiences.

Kat is a hard working problem solver and works in between the workroom and the WORLD stores. She facilitates the structural side of our retail business as well as working across clients needs including sample cutting and special order works. She is a pleasure to work with, a good sense of humour which you need at WORLD, and a keen eye for detail.

We have an intimate work environment where team members are asked to work across a variety of tasks and it takes the right kind of personality to fit in with us and be able to keep up with the mix of job types. Kat has been able to learn quickly and continue learning autonomously, being instinctive with a good concept of priorities. She has work at retail, on the pattern table, back stage of shows, on shoots and has spent a lot of time in the van or at the computer - hopefully it means her days have been interesting!

You can read Kat's internship blog here.