Summer on the Solent with Land Rover BAR

Year 13 pupil, Emilia, took advantage of the summer holidays to gain some work experience shadowing the press officer of the Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing Team. The team is the brainchild of four times Olympic gold medalist and 34th America’s Cup winner, Sir Ben Ainslie, with the aim of bringing the prestigious trophy back to British shores. Emilia’s work included press validation and the management of press conferences, as well as preparation for sponsors events and helping to host VIPs attending the races including members of the royal family. She was also able to spend a day on a chase rib, one of the accompanying fleet to the racing catamaran (see photograph). Emilia is currently considering her options for the future and is considering applying for an internship with the Land Rover BAR team.