Be. Employed takes off in the South

7th March 2017

From left- Intern Henderson, Otago University Disability Services Manager Melissa Lethaby, Intern Caitlin and Intern NickThe Be. Employed Programme is unique to New Zealand. It connects tertiary students with access needs to meaningful, paid work placements. While the Be. Employed Internship Programme was started in Auckland, it is a programme for students with access needs in all tertiary institutions throughout the country.
We already have relationships with awesome employers all throughout New Zealand, and they are always looking for new talent- so this month we saw the opportunity to head further afield than ever before to build relationships with more tertiary institutions and students throughout the north and south islands, and connect this fabulous group of emerging talent with employers.
The team have already had great success placing quite a few students from the Otago region. But this is the first time that that Jake and Sarah have been to careers day at Otago University in Dunedin and they were absolutely blown away by the response they received there.
Jake and Sarah were introduced to fantastic undergraduates who have signed up for the programme, and they are now going through the process of checking that these students meet MSD criteria for internship placement. The next step is to match these fabulous budding professionals with meaningful paid employment opportunities with employers.
We're excited that South Island tertiary institutions and students alike are welcoming the opportunity to gain valuable work experience through the Be. Employed internship programme, and we can't wait to continue to build these relationships in the future.