employed.im are delighted to announce that Lorna Trevethan has joined the employed.im team as the Island’s new Work Experience Coordinator, with responsibly for organising secondary schools work experience placements.

employed.im runs the Island’s schools’ Work Experience Programme in conjunction with the Department of Education and Children.  The government initiative gives Year 10 students a one to two week placement in a local business, providing invaluable insight into the world of work.

Having moved to the Isle of Man in 2000, Lorna has had a varied career, including 10 years’ experience working in the Third Sector on the island.  Lorna will provide a single point of contact for the scheme and ensure that the placements run successfully for all those involved – students, schools and employers.  

Lorna explains, “Work experience is an important part of students’ development, giving key skills, self-confidence and insight into careers opportunities.  We are always looking for employers to take on new work placement students and welcome any organisations who would be able to accommodate young people for 1 to 2 week placements.” 

employed.im can help businesses organise suitable work experience opportunities through its website, ensuring that the experience is as meaningful and beneficial as possible for students and organisations. Numerous businesses including various banks, primary schools, veterinary practices, charities and the Steam Packet Company already take part.

The Work Experience Programme is already underway for 2016 with St Ninian’s High School starting their placements at the end of February.  However it’s not too late to get involved! If you would like any more information about the programme or how to get signed up, visit www.employed.im/workexperience, call Lorna on 664000 or email lorna@employed.im.