In a competitive selection process, it was third-year Business Management and Marketing student, Alec Ferriby, who impressed Team GB.
Spanning six weeks, the project schedule will be flexible to enable Alec to continue his university studies but will provide him with a broad range of skills.
Alec said: “To have the chance to work on a project as important as this for someone my age is incredible, and it wouldn’t be possible without the partnership between the University and Team GB.
“Being chosen to lead the project has demonstrated to me the value of believing in yourself - it was a big confidence boost to be selected.”
As part of the Partner Hub project, Alec will be responsible for everything from the research and design of the platform, to meeting with internal stakeholders and onboarding to Team GB staff once it is completed.
“I’m so excited because the responsibility placed on me means that there won’t be two days the same. I can’t wait to get started and show them what I can do.”
Allie Smith, Commercial Executive at Team GB and Alec’s primary liaison while he works on the project, was very impressed with all of the shortlisted candidates for the role, but outlined why Alec stood out.
She said: “All three University of Hull students we shortlisted had their own unique set of strengths, but Alec’s confidence and proactiveness really shone through.”
“He identified the skills that would allow him to succeed, whilst acknowledging the areas in which he could grow and improve. I have no doubt that he will hit the ground running.”
Allie said: “Team GB is extremely proud to be partners with the University of Hull, because every project we set them has a direct impact on Team GB’s ability to deliver the best Games experience.”
“The University’s students bring a fresh perspective to our projects, and we view them as a vital asset to our team.”
Alec’s work experience is due to take place over six weeks, from January to February.