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Summer internship scheme launched for Island students

A new scheme has been launched to give Manx students real life experience of the working world.

The Department for Enterprise is starting a Summer Internship Programme for anyone aged 18 to 25.

It's one of the new initiatives being supported by the £100m Economic Recovery Fund announced in the revised budget statement by Treasury Minister, Alf Cannan MHK, last month.

The internship programme will be led by Business Isle of Man and will provide full wage support at a weekly rate of £256 per week for individuals to undertake work placements with businesses, third sector and other organisations.

Placements will last for an average of six weeks, with flexible options for them to run for shorter or longer periods if required.

Businesses will be matched with young people and students who want to gain real-world work experience as well as key skills such as building their CV and interpersonal skills.

Enterprise Minister, Laurence Skelly MHK, says: "Internships are proven to deliver huge benefits, both for the individual and the business involved.

"Our challenge now is to ensure that we continue to support our people and our economy to build on that strength for the future."

More details for businesses and individuals as well as forms to sign up for the programme are available at www.businessisleofman.com/internships.

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