Sexy Summer Jobs is back for the 2014/15 season
Dunedin's successful summer internship programme is underway again, as AbacusBio is among 20 companies who will speed date up to 100 tertiary students at the Otago Polytechnic next week.
The project is jointly funded by the Dunedin City Council (DCC)'s economic development projects budget and the Dunedin business community- across the ICT, architecture, creative, education, and niche manufacturing sectors.
Started in 2008, Business Development Advisor at DCC's Enterprise Dunedin, Chanel O'Brien, says, "Sexy Summer Jobs aims to retain talent and skills in the city, to increase the flow of top quality students into local businesses to build capacity, and to create jobs".
During the 2013/14 season, AbacusBio took on four interns and two of them have stayed on with permanent full-time positions.
AbacusBio consultant Jude Sise says, "This is a great programme! We really value the input, enthusiasm, and vitality that the students have brought to our office".
Former intern and new AbacusBio employee, Jonathan Chuah says, “The internship programme has enhanced the skills and knowledge I acquired at university - giving me an extra 'foot in the door' ".