A NUMBER of months back the Ulster University made contact with Mid & East Antrim Borough Council regarding the possibility of offering a graduate placement for Social Science students.
This provides graduates with experience and application of knowledge and skills in a wider context.
The programme that the students will follow is made up of a six month placement while studying for a Post Graduate Certificate in Graduate Leadership.
Two interns, Natalie Melo and Aimee Orr, have taken up roles within Community, Planning and Development.
Megan Brown will spend her six month placement within Investment & Place Promotion and Rachael Nevin in Policy Research.
The four students will work on a variety of projects within their directorate.
Council Chief Executive Anne Donaghy said: “This is a first for Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.
“Our new corporate plan focuses on ‘Learning for Life’ and our graduate scheme is a great example of this in practice.
“We hope from this initial programme to forge strong links with our universities and build on this opportunity to offer further graduate opportunities in the coming years.”