Banyule Council calls for applicants for its first internship program, launching October this year.
The program offers paid six-month internships across various Council departments to help vulnerable members of the community gain work experience and develop job skills.
To be eligible, candidates must identify as either newly arrived refugees, people with disabilities, young people or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Successful applicants are matched with an appropriable job for their skill, education and experience level, and will be paid accordingly.
“While Banyule’s overall unemployment rate is not significant compared with other municipalities, Council is taking leadership in the labour market for pockets in the community where higher disadvantage exists,” Banyule Mayor Cr Mark Di Pasquale said.
“Council is extremely proud of this program and we’re committed to creating opportunities to boost local employment for our most vulnerable community members,” Cr Di Pasquale said.
The three-year internship program is currently accepting applications and provides placements for eight individuals per annum, with intakes of four candidates twice a year
The closing date for expressions of interest for the first intake of internships is Wednesday 14 September, 2018.
For more information, interested candidates should visit the Banyule City Council website.