Newry student banks on Summer internship

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Friday, July 31st, 2015
Community, Jobs & Careers
Southern Regional College student Gavin Sands has been given a paid six-week internship with Danske Bank as part of the Career Ready (formerly Career Academies UK) programme. Gavin SandsBusiness student Matthew has been working as a Service Advisor at Danske’s Newry branch since the beginning of the Summer. Career Ready’s internship programme is designed open up the world of work to young people and provide meaningful hands on experience. In addition to gaining customer-facing experience and receiving training in Danske Bank’s systems, Gavin is also mentored by bank employees on softer skills such as teamwork, presentation and interview skills. Internships have been identified as an important way for young people to gain skills as they look to move into work or further education. Tony Wilcox, Managing Director of Personal Banking at Danske Bank explained the importance of the internship programme. “We have seen first-hand the benefits of these internships for local young people who spend time with us during their summer break. “The experience gives students something that differentiates them from their peers, helps them put softer skills into practice and enhances their future employment prospects. “From an employer’s perspective, we gain from the experience too. Our staff volunteer both during working hours as well as in their own personal time to coach the young people and they really enjoy the experience. And of course, the students make an impact on our business,” Tony added. Career Ready works in partnership with public, private and third sector organisations to provide a structured programme of paid internships, mentoring by employer volunteers, motivational lectures and workshops to give 16-19 year olds essential work experience and skills.

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