6 Sep 2013

Student intern agreement signed

9:53 am on 6 September 2013

Auckland Council and the Manukau Institute of Technology have signed an agreement which will provide a number of student internships.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed at the campus on Friday morning.

The five year programme will target Maori and Pasifika students and include more internships for students in partnership with South Auckland businesses.

It was trialled last year at Auckland airport and more than half of the interns were offered jobs at the end of the cadetship. The airport has now agreed to a permanent collaboration.

Other employers in South Auckland are expected to announce internship opportunities later this year.