Throughout July and August, Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) hosted a second cohort of interns as part its Summer Internship Scheme. As part of this programme, five young people from Berkshire joined the Service for five-week placements.
The Summer Internship Scheme, formally known as the Chairman’s Internship Scheme, is open to young people from Berkshire aged 16-17 from ethnic groups that are currently under-represented in the Service.
You can find out more about why we have launched this scheme in the FAQs document. It is a paid internship and gives young people a fantastic opportunity to begin to develop their workplace skills and discover the opportunities available in a modern fire and rescue service, at the stage when they may be beginning to think about their future careers.
Through a tailored programme of activity, as well as career development workshops and learning sessions, the short-term summer internship supports interns in gaining transferable skills and real-world experience for their future education or career ambitions, whatever these may be.
To find out more about the scheme, please visit the Summer Internship Scheme portal on our recruitment pages.