On Monday, 25 July, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) welcomed its first ever group of interns as part of the Chairman’s Internship programme.
Ten young people from Berkshire have joined the Service for five weeks to learn more about the work RBFRS does and to build skills for their future academic and professional careers.
Over the summer, they will participate in a range of activities including work across several departments, station visits and skill development sessions, in an exciting programme of activity that will take them across the Service.
Interns will be with the Service until Friday, 26 August, and will work in a variety of departments:
- Built Environment Programme;
- Human Resources;
- Programme Office;
- Finance and Procurement;
- Corporate Services;
- Collaboration and Policy;
- Prevention, Protection and Response
The Chairman’s Internship Scheme is part of the Service’s wider commitment to playing an active role in addressing inequalities that exist in our workplace and society.
RBFRS recognises that many different identities and groups are disproportionately impacted in our community, and we are taking action to address these impacts in a number of different ways, tailored to the particular group or the barriers they face – this includes our EDI objectives and action plans, as well as initiatives such as Have a Go events, Armed Forces Veteran’s Hubs and Fire Cadets.
Read more about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service.