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Students invited to apply for summer jobs programme

Jason Hayward, the Minister of Labour (File photograph)

Students have been invited to apply for this year’s summer employment programme, which was designed to help them gain career experience.

The Department of Workforce Development scheme is open to people who are studying at college or university.

Jason Hayward, the Minister of Labour, said: “This programme continues to be an excellent opportunity for young students to earn an income and gain industry experience while still completing their education.

“Without the dedicated team at the Department of Workforce Development and the many private and non-profit organisations that help provide these employment and learning experiences for our youth, this would not be possible.

“And so I thank you for your continued commitment to our youth.”

He added: "As part of Bermuda's economic recovery plan, the youth employment strategy and national jobs strategy aim to increase opportunities for the training and development required to equip Bermudians for the current and future world of work.

"To achieve this, we must all continue working together to ensure that every Bermudian that can work has the necessary training and development to secure employment in their home country."

The economic recovery plan was drawn up to protect the economy after the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, which first hit the island in March 2020.

It contains 31 priority projects, including the youth employment strategy, which was designed to meet the needs of unemployed people aged 18 to 26.

The national jobs strategy was set up to reduce unemployment, make it easier to access employment opportunities and boost chances for the training and development needed so that Bermudians are prepared for work.

A government spokesman said that summer work programme internship applicants must have Bermudian status and be enrolled full time at an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Anyone interested can register online at www.bermudajobboard.bm and create a candidate profile.

The spokesman added: “After creating your profile, select ‘Looking for Summer Student Position’ under Current Job Status.

“Applicants should create a candidate record and attach their cover letter, resume, transcript, two written references, and verification of full-time enrolment under supporting documents.

“Summer 2021 participants need only submit full-time enrolment verification, transcripts, and a current resume.”

For more information call 297-7714 or e-mail sepinfo@gov.bm with “summer employment programme” in the subject line.

The deadline for applications is February 15.

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Published January 13, 2022 at 7:45 am (Updated January 13, 2022 at 7:45 am)

Students invited to apply for summer jobs programme

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