Aberdeen City Council has secured a £2m paid graduate internships and work-based training opportunities fund. The £14.3m is an investment from Scottish Government and Aberdeen City Council is the lead accountable body for the North-East Economic Recovery and Skills Fund.
This is part of a new North East Economic Recovery and Skills Fund (NEERSF) to support economic recovery for businesses, boost employment and enhance skill levels for people who are based in the North East of Scotland (Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire).
Aberdeen City Council will oversee the delivery of this programme with a range of public and private employers and education partners.
Part of this fund is designed to provide paid graduate internships and work placements for those not covered by other funds.
This fund is for those hit hardest by the Covid-19 pandemic and oil and gas downturn, to support graduates to develop employability skills and provide valuable work experience, which will support and enable them to remain in sustainable employment, while supporting businesses to grow.
The second part of this fund provides six months of work-based training opportunities for those aged over 25 years old and those not covered by the Young Person’s Guarantee or Kickstart fund schemes.
Who can apply for this Aberdeen City Council NEERSF fund?
- Recent Graduates from college/university who are interested in a job and paid internship opportunities for a maximum of 6-months of employment in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire
- Those who are aged over 25 years old (either unemployed or at risk of long-term unemployment) and interested in a maximum of 6-months work-based training programme within a local business in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire
The NEERSF’s paid internships and work-based training opportunities placements can start from February 2022, with the final placements ending in June 2022 (the six months scheme).
ACC will accept expressions of interest until 3rd February 2022 from individuals who would like to participate in these paid internships and work-based training opportunities.
• Living in Aberdeen City or Aberdeenshire (North East of Scotland).
• Able to evidence that you have the right to live and work in the UK.
• A college or university graduate not covered by Young Person’s Guarantee or Kickstart fund schemes
• Aged over 25 years old to apply for the work-based training opportunities
The £14.3m is an investment from Scottish Government and Aberdeen City Council is the lead accountable body for the North East Economic Recovery and Skills Fund.
For more information about NEERSF visit: North East Economic Recovery and Skills Fund
To register an interest in participating, please complete the expression of interest form below