Delegates from the local business community attended the second Project SEARCH: Meet the Interns event at the University of Aberdeen this week (Wednesday).
Project SEARCH is a collaborative project between the University, Aberdeen-based charity Inspire and North East Scotland College. The one-year programme sees 12 Project SEARCH Interns, who are all registered students with North East Scotland College, spending a month in a classroom environment before embarking on internships in various roles and departments within the University.
The event provided an opportunity for employers within the local community who attended the first event, which was held last year, to return to Project SEARCH to view the Interns’ progress during the programme and potentially identify individuals who could make a positive contribution to their organisation upon graduation.
For delegates attending for the first time, there was the opportunity to meet with the Interns to find out more about the programme, and to explore the possibility of establishing a mentoring relationship with one of them
Professor Neva Haites, Vice Principal for Development at the University of Aberdeen, said: “Project SEARCH continues to go from strength to strength and I am delighted that key organisations within the local area have embraced this programme with such enthusiasm.
“The Meet the Interns event is always fantastic and it is great that we can offer members of the local business community the opportunity to come and see for themselves the excellent programme we have in place.
“I am also delighted to announce that we have now recruited a further 12 Interns who will join our programme in session 2015/16 and we are all already looking forward to welcoming them in the Autumn.”