Bermudian students have until Feb. 15 to sign up for opportunity to earn extra income while gaining work experience this summer
HAMILTON, BERMUDA — The application process has opened for Bermudian college and university students to apply for this year’s Summer Employment Programme, with the Department of Workforce Development eagerly inviting all eligible students to sign up for the opportunity to earn some extra cash and invaluable work experience over the summer break.
According to the Ministry of Labour’s year-end review for 2021, last year’s programmes saw 75 college students and 52 high school students participate, which the ministry hailed as a bright spot amid economically challenging times.
Commenting on the initiative’s success as the application window opened, Minister of Labour Jason Hayward said, “This programme continues to be an excellent opportunity for young students to earn an income and gain industry experience while still completing their education.”
He added, “As part of Bermuda's Economic Recovery Plan, the Youth Employment Strategy and National Jobs Strategy aims to increase opportunities for the training and development required to equip Bermudians for the current and future world of work.
“To achieve this, we must all continue working together to ensure that every Bermudian that can work has the necessary training and development to secure employment in their home country.”
To this end, the minister thanked “the dedicated team at the Department of Workforce Development and the many private and non-profit organizations that help provide these employment and learning experiences for our youth,” noting that the Summer Employment Programme would not be possible without them.
Signing up for a summer job
An official statement walked students through the process of signing up for the Summer Employment Programme, and also gave details on eligibility criteria.
“Internship applicants must hold Bermudian status and be enrolled full -time at an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 2.5,” the statement advised.
It directed applicants to visit the website www.bermudajobboard.bm, create a candidate profile and select their status as “looking for summer student position” under the “Current Job Status” field.
“Applicants should create a candidate record and attach their cover letter, resume, transcript, two written references and verification of full-time enrolment under ‘Supporting Documents,’” the statement outlined.
“Summer 2021 participants need only submit full-time enrollment verification, transcripts and a current resume.”
However, interested students were urged to sign up as soon as possible as the deadline for applications is February 15, 2022.
For more information, call (441) 297-7714 or email@example.com with “Summer Employment Programme” in the subject line.