One of the things that makes us most proud of our Royal Docks neighbourhood is the opportunities it provides to people on their way up – particularly those from the local community. We recently blogged about the Incubator Programme here at our Expressway studios and now there is another exciting opportunity for young people in Newham – the Royal Docks internships!
What are the Royal Docks Internships?
The Royal Docks Internships are open to anyone aged 18-30 living in and around the Newham area. There are up to 20 internships providing 12 months’ full time, exclusive paid work experience with local businesses. In addition, interns are provided with mentoring, career coaching, further training and everything they need to give them the perfect platform from which to launch their careers!
Why should people apply?
The Royal Docks internships not only give local young people paid employment at the Living Wage – we are proud to be an accredited Living Wage employer – they also give them the opportunity to try a range of different experiences and access to contacts who can help them throughout their career.
Our founder, Surinder, said, “Young people are faced with a vicious cycle when they are starting their careers – employers want them to have experience, but they can’t get experience until they are employed. On top of this, the economic impact of COVID has seen many people just needing to ‘get a job’ so they can be earning without being able to think long-term. We have a track-record of developing local talent at Marcomedia and this generation deserves to have long-term goals and dreams. The internships give local young people the unique chance to get some breathing space, whilst they are earning, to think about long-term plans and try working in sectors they perhaps never would have thought of before. The interns’ skills and experience will be built up so that when they leave the internships they really have the confidence and the competitive edge to launch themselves in their chosen careers.”
If you know someone aged 18-30 in Newham who would benefit from these internships, they can apply here until 24th April 2022. And, as always, if you know someone who would benefit from our design, print and web expertise, call on 0208 590 0922 or email us at email@example.com