An award that will change many young lives

FPD SHIPS department is proud to announce that it has been awarded not one but two HWSETA Grants to employ 108 Further Education and Training (FET) interns and 210 University Graduates. The FET Programme was piloted in 2014 by FPD SHIPS department and the application for new funding was due to the success of the programme in the previous year.
An award that will change many young lives
The interns will be placed nationally with FPD partner organisations in their respective fields of studies for 12 months. During the placement, the interns will be allocated a mentor who is an expert in their field to guide and assist them. This process will not only allow the interns to learn, but also to develop their interpersonal skills.

The FET and Graduate Internship Programmes’ aim are to provide an opportunity for interns and graduates to gain practical experience which augments their theoretical studies and research field; it enables up-and-coming young professionals to exercise their skills and knowledge under the guidance of experienced professionals; and bridge the gap between the world of academia and practical application, making recent graduates more employable and easily absorbed into their respective industries.

The interns and graduates that will be enrolled into these two programmes will be recruited from Universities, FET Colleges and career portals. Only students from the following disciplines will be recruited:

FET Internship Programme – Level of Qualifications: N4 – N6

Business Management
Management Assistant
Office Administrator
Human Resources
Information Technology

Graduate Internship Programme – Level of Qualifications: Degree or Diploma

Social Work
Community Development
Biomedical Technology

Placements of the successful applicants will commence on 1 April 2015. As career builders, the FPD SHIPS Department endeavours to succeed in sourcing more funding to place many more young and bright individual in internships that will advance their careers.