Flinders' Work Expereince Program provides students with work experience over and above degree requirements, and gives the business community access to enthusiastic volunteers preparing for careers beyond the here and now.
For business, Flinders' flexible Work Experience Program provides:
For students, the Work Experience Program offers:
The work activities and timing are directed by your organisation’s needs, with placements able to be completed in a block or spread over time - such as, for example, full-time for a few weeks or one day a week over, say, three months.
There is no cost to host a student, but the host organsiation must meet any work-related expenses.
Students are covered by your organisation’s volunteer insurance or Flinders can provide insurance cover at no cost (conditions apply).
Host organisations must hold a minimum public liability insurance of $10,000,000.
To support your intern and make sure the work experience meets your organisation's needs, you'll need to:
If you have questions, please contact Flinders' Careers and Employer Liaison Centre on +61 8 8201 2832 or advertise your placement now.
Pace Lawyers and Adelaide Legal were delighted to be a part of the WorkReady Internship program. The Program teamed me up with Cristalle, a bright and determined fourth year law student, keen to gain some experience in the industry and within our busy law practice. It was our pleasure to host Cristalle and to give something back to the next generation of lawyers coming through Flinders University.
Julia Adlem, Senior Associate Lawyer
Pace Lawyers and Adelaide Legal
Wirreanda Secondary School's involvement with the WorkReady program began in 2014, and we have had an incredibly positive experience since.
We advertised for two positions, the first was for a tutor for the literacy and numeracy program we run in the Nunga room, and the second was for a data analyst to collect, record and assist us in monitoring the students' progress and work on individual plans for students.
The positions are complex, but the students not only worked professionally within the position statement, they worked with our students with patience, flexibility and understanding.
The Flinders staff supporting the students and Wirreanda Secondary School also worked tirelessly to assist us. I cannot recommend the WorkReady Internship program highly enough.
Antony Yates, Aboriginal Education Teacher
Wirreanda Secondary School