Urgent call out for Summer Internship positions

Earlier this year we launched a Summer Work Placement Programme in partnership with IPUT and Business in the Community Ireland (BITC). The programme aims to level the playing field for young people from areas of disadvantage by offering an introduction to a world that may otherwise be difficult to access, forging connections that will stand to them as they journey towards their life aspirations.

This year we are looking to place 20 post Leaving Certificate students with our Patron organisations. So far, 11 patron organisations are on board but we are urgently seeking a further 9 companies. The students are all over 18 and will have recently sat their Leaving Certificate through one of 6 North Inner City DEIS schools.

This programme offers patron organisations the opportunity to make an active contribution towards greater inclusion and opportunity for local young people. By giving them an exposure and insight into what our industry does and the potential for them to aim for careers within it, we are enhancing community engagement, sowing future seeds for sustainable local employment and contributing to your firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) agenda. View FAQ here.

If you feel your organisation is able to offer work experience and would like to get involved in the programme please contact Paula Brady from BITC. The paid summer placements are generally for 6 to 8 weeks.

Diversity and inclusion is at the heart of everything we do and this is a great opportunity to actively play a role in driving an initiative that will go some way towards eliminating barriers and foster greater inclusion in the workplace for all our benefit.

Our shared belief in the power of education and the impact it has on our future can be transformative. This programme, has the potential to bring the wider community together to help bridge the gap between education and employment and provide students with the tools and experiences they need to succeed in their careers.

For more information contact Paula Brady, BITC programme coordinator at pbrady@bitc.ie.

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