The Department of Economic Development is seeking undergraduates to participate in the 2015 STEP Programme, which places final and penultimate year undergraduates with local companies to undertake work on skill-centric projects for eight weeks during their summer break.
The 2014 STEP Programme saw 41 students complete a range of projects in a broad range of disciplines for both private and public sector organisations across a number of business sectors including manufacturing, financial services and e-Business.
Minister for Economic Development Laurence Skelly MHK commented:
‘The Department is committed to helping young people reach their potential and find a career. Undergraduates who participate in the STEP Programme apply the learning from their degree courses and are able to enhance their workplace skills, which is valuable when they go on to look for employment.
‘Vision2020 identified that the Isle of Man requires more skilled workers over the next few years to help drive economic growth so the STEP Programme is an important way for our local students to experience the realities of the workplace and full time employment.’
Students participating in the programme will benefit from a tax and National Insurance-free training allowance of £210 per week as well as personal development opportunities and the chance to work on a genuine organisational project. In some cases, undergraduates have been offered a permanent position following their graduation with the sponsoring employer.
Application forms are available at http://www.gov.im/categories/working-in-the-isle-of-man/step-scheme/ and the closing date for applications is Friday 13 March 2015.
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