STUDENTS are being invited to join one of the ‘New Talent’ schemes run by telecoms company JT.
Following National Apprenticeship Week last month, and the recent National Careers Week, JT is looking for students in the Channel Islands interested in gaining a professional qualification while learning on the job.
Sixteen apprentices, recipients of bursaries and graduates are currently receiving training, moving through various parts of the business, so that they get the opportunity to see everything that the company does. JT are also sponsoring a scholarship with the Jersey College for Girls Foundation and will shortly be welcoming students on placements as part of their Higher National Diploma in computing.
Sarah Gosiewska, head of talent at JT, said: ‘We are a rapidly evolving global business, committed to growing talented local people who we want to see achieving great success.
‘It doesn’t matter whether they are starting from scratch or already have an idea about what their career might look like, the beauty of our New Talent schemes is that it helps people identify the areas within the business they enjoy – helping them to grow in confidence and recognise where their strengths lie.
‘Each new starter is trusted to work in real workplace situations, knowing they have a network of people dedicated to supporting their growth. I love seeing how they thrive alongside our experienced teams.’
JT started the scheme in 2011 and has seen an ever-growing increase in the diversity of applicants.
Ms Gosiewska added: ‘We want to hear from creative, organised, can-do local people who are getting ready for the world of work and have a genuine interest in digital technology. This is a fast-paced industry, so they must be willing to learn and work as part of a team.
‘We firmly believe that learning should not stop just because formal education has.’
Applications for new candidates should be submitted by 10 April.