Applications open for graduate trainee programme
Applications are open for a scheme designed to help young people make the move from classroom to workplace, the Government announced this morning.
The Graduate Trainee Programme offers coaching, employability training and support.
People who have recently graduated from college or university and are unemployed were encouraged to apply.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Economy and Labour said: “The success of this programme continues, with the three graduate trainee programmes held thus far providing 33 recent college or university graduates with coaching, employability skills training and one-on-one support to develop their personal brand.
“Participants also have the opportunity to gain industry experience in their area of study.
“On completing the programme, participants go on to complete a ten-week 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: “This government is committed to the continued execution of Bermuda's Economic Development Strategy, of which strategic priority number 5, ‘people’, includes the strategic initiative focused on executing the Youth Employment Strategy.
“To that end, the Graduate Trainee Programme is among many initiatives that address unemployment by facilitating opportunities to support young Bermudians’ transition from the classroom into the workplace.
“I am thrilled with the ongoing success of this programme, which exemplifies this Government's commitment to supporting our youth throughout their education in pursuit of their career goals and developing our 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, two written references and a résumé with a cover letter highlighting their career goals and interests.
The application deadline is September 15.
• For more information, contact the Department of Workforce Development at 297-7714 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.