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Partnership allows student to get work experience
11:53am Thursday 29th August 2013 in Business news
TWO small York businesses have teamed together in a bid to help undergraduates get workplace experience over the summer.
The partnership between Life Transitions and three60 marketing and PR enabled the businesses to offer employment as an admin and support executive to final year politics student Tarryn Christison.
Life Transitions’ director Beverley Varley said: “I know how competitive the jobs market is and how critical work placements are, so I wanted to offer a student internship for the summer, but had a dilemma regarding working hours and affordability as a small business owner.
“Whilst Life Transitions needed additional support to deliver important bid management, and coaching and mentoring projects, there was not enough work to employ Tarryn full time, so I thought about sharing her with another business and luckily, Tracey Baty from three60 marketing and PR was in a similar situation.”
Tarryn, who studies at Newcastle University, said she was delighted to have had the opportunity to work in two very different businesses.
Based at the Ron Cooke Hub at the University of York, Life Transitions provides coaching and mentoring, while three60 marketing and PR offers marketing services from its base in Shiptonthorpe.
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