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Last modified: 08 Mar 2022 1:15pm

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Another chance to be a trailblazer is on offer with the Council looking for more young people to support into work.

Applications are now open for the fourth round of the Council’s Trailblazers internship programme, a collaboration by the Council and Youth Pathways, with support from the Ministry of Social Development, that is helping people  who are unemployed or working less than 30 hours a week gain work skills.

The internship programme aimed at young people aged 18-24 began in October and has already seen half of the interns gain jobs.

Over six weeks, up to 10 interns are able to try out different jobs within the Council and gain practical experience in their areas of interest. They also receive mentoring and support from Youth Pathways coordinators who tailor the course to support members in becoming work ready and on areas such as mental and culturalwellbeing and learning their strengths.

Interns try out roles such as Duty Manager, Event Manager, Recreation Assistant, Library/Customer Service Assistant and Programme Coordinator, and complete an additional 20 hours of practical experience in their area of interest.

One member gained a job during the current intake after being supported to apply by mentors on the course and helped with job interview techniques and practice questions.

Applications  are open until 30 March for the intake beginning 16 May.