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Graduates encouraged to apply for Government trainee scheme

Jason Hayward, the Minister of Economy and Labour (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)

College and university graduates who are looking for work were encouraged today to apply for a government scheme to help boost their job prospects.

The Department of Workforce Development invited interest for its 2022-23 graduate trainee programme.

A spokesman said: “As part of the Bermuda Economic Recovery Plan’s Youth Employment Strategy, the two graduate trainee programmes held thus far have provided 21 recent college or university graduates with coaching, employability skills training and one-on-one support to develop their personal brand.

“They have also had the opportunity to gain industry experience in their area of study.

“After the programme, participants benefited from a three-month work placement sponsored by the Department of Workforce Development to assist with transitioning into their careers.”

Jason Hayward, the Minister of Economy and Labour, added: "The first two offerings of this programme have proved to be a success and align with goal four of the ministry’s Youth Employment Strategy, to expand apprenticeships and internship opportunities.

“I look forward to the start of the third cohort of graduates joining the programme.”

He said: “We are committed to our youth's continued support and development to ensure they are prepared to become Bermuda's future leaders.”

Unemployed recent college and university graduates were invited to apply through the Bermuda Job Board at www.bermudajobboard.bm.

Applicants must submit an official transcript; a copy of their awarded degree; one written reference; and a resume and cover letter highlighting career goals and interests.

The application deadline is September 30, 2022.

For more information, call the Department of Workforce Development on 297-7714 or e-mail graduate@gov.bm.

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Published September 24, 2022 at 7:46 am (Updated September 24, 2022 at 7:46 am)

Graduates encouraged to apply for Government trainee scheme

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