In the four months since the launch of Invest in Renfrewshire ten graduates have secured full-time, paid internships within council departments and with partner organisations.
This is bang on target for the programme, which hopes to create 40 such opportunities in its first year.
Colin Murray, the tenth graduate intern and new recruit to the Finance and Corporate Services department, said:
This will be a great opportunity to gain some real life work experience. I’m looking forward to applying the skills I learnt at university to the job.
These sentiments are shared by graduate interns across the council. Rachael Tosh-Provan, who has settled into her role as a Civil Contingencies Technical Research Officer with the Chief Executive Services department, said:
The work is challenging but very enjoyable. You can’t put a price on this practical, professional experience.
So far, graduate internships related to architecture, marketing, finance and project management have been filled.