HEART accepting applications for Graduate Work Experience Programme

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Print this page Email A Friend!

The Human Employment and Resource Training (HEART) Trust/National Training Agency (NTA) is accepting applications for this year's Graduate Work Experience Programme (GWEP), formerly implemented under the National Youth Service.

Acting senior director of Community Service at HEART Trust/NTA Ronique Rhoden said the programme is targeting 500 graduates of tertiary institutions this year, who will be given the opportunity to gain experience that is critical to their career development.

She explained that the application process, which is ongoing throughout the year, is open to young people between 17 and 29 years of age and persons living with disabilities who are between 17 and 34 years old.

Applicants should possess at least a National Vocational Qualification of Jamaica level four certification from the HEART Trust/NTA, or an associate degree, a bachelor's degree, or equivalent certification from University Council of Jamaica-accredited tertiary institutions.

GWEP will place successful applicants within public and private-sector entities where they will be exposed to six months of work experience and receive a fortnightly stipend of $19,100. Participants are also required to engage in volunteerism during the internship period.

Rhoden pointed out that the HEART Trust/NTA is also looking for placement sites and is, therefore, encouraging corporate Jamaica to facilitate these graduates as they seek to gain well-needed work experience.

Interested graduates are required to submit a completed application form along with proof of qualification, Tax Registration Number, National Insurance Scheme number, birth certificate, any government or school-issued identification card, and one passport-size photograph no more than six months old to the HEART Trust/NTA.

GWEP provides an opportunity for valuable practical work experience, personal development, career development, networking and increased employment prospects for the participants, said Rhoden.


Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at http://bit.ly/epaperlive




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon