Airport Redevelopment Internship Programme

October 27, 2016

As part of the airport redevelopment project, seven internships will be offered to local graduates, Aecon announced today, saying it is an “opportunity for young graduates to develop their personal and professional skills, make vital industry connections and to be involved in one of the largest capital projects in Bermuda.”

The announcement said, “Aecon Group Inc., a partner in the proposed redevelopment of Bermuda’s airport, and the Bermuda Government announced today the launch of an internship programme for Bermudians.

“As part of the Airport Redevelopment Project, seven internships will be offered to local graduates. Of the seven internships offered, two will be with Aecon: one Health and Safety internship and one Project Management internship.

“Five internships will be offered with Canadian members of the Aecon technical team who are involved in the proposed new airport. These internships and organisations will be:

  • H. H. Angus & Associates – mechanical engineering
  • Mulvey & Banani International – electrical engineering
  • Quinn Dressel Associates – structural engineering
  • Scott Associates Architects – architecture
  • WSP Global – civil engineering

“As part of their experience, interns will spend four to five days each week with their host company working on tasks specifically related to the Airport Redevelopment Project. They will work with a mentor to create and complete an individual development plan throughout their programme.

“The professional development of the participants will be focused in four main areas:

  • Developing Technical Skills
  • Gaining exposure to fundamental leadership and management skills
  • Developing industry knowledge
  • Building their professional network

“On completion of their internships, participants will receive feedback on their development and goals and a certificate of achievement from Aecon. The programme will run for approximately six months from January 2017 and will be based in Toronto.

“The internship programme is open to Bermudians who have completed an accredited engineering or architectural degree or post-secondary programme. Participants will be selected based on their academic record, performance in their current role [if applicable], demonstrated leadership and participation in community activities.

Steve Nackan, President, Aecon Concessions, said: “We are pleased to be able to provide such an exciting and valuable experience for young Bermudians as part of the Airport Redevelopment Project.

“This will be an opportunity for young graduates to develop their personal and professional skills, make vital industry connections and to be involved in one of the largest capital projects in Bermuda.

“Aecon and its partners have significant experience in the construction and infrastructure industry – from concept to creation – and we’re delighted to be able to share our knowledge with Bermudians.”

Minister for Home Affairs Patricia Gordon–Pamplin said, “Aecon’s internship programme for Bermudians is an incredible opportunity for young people to gain high level industry experience at leading companies in the architectural, engineering and construction industries.

“The Department of Workforce Development will play an integral role in this internship programme as a financial partner, in addition they will be providing mentoring and coaching services to the interns during and post training.

“This internship programme will provide a rich learning experience for the participants and I encourage all young graduates in these fields to apply.”Applications can be collected from the Department of Workforce Development, 23 Parliament Street, Hamilton. Completed applications must be received by November 14, 2016.

“Candidates will be chosen by a selection committee with representatives from Aecon, the Department of Workforce Development and KPMG. Call the Department of Workforce Development for additional information on 297-7714.

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  1. archy says:

    good but cynical

  2. smh says:

    lol…but you wouldn’t let a Bermudian design the airport though! …Or build it…

    Oh wait or run it!!

    Thanks for the crumbs!!!

  3. Warlord says:

    Hurry up Bob and break ground , they are side tracked with Tweed to care right now about the airport ✈️

  4. Bob but not Spongebob says:

    Aecon is trying very hard to sweeten this terrible deal

    • Hope says:

      You mean with jobs for Bermuda’s young people? Oh how dare they

  5. Honestly says:

    I’m watching and waiting as it unfolds with popcorn popping. This Government is self centered. Why Canada? What have they done for us why they have been chosen for project? Oh I know….that guy who is the new Premeir made that decision…Fahy! Whatever!!!! Sick of all their antics!!

  6. SayWhatNow says:

    So, let’s get this straight… Aecon is providing an internship (great stuff). But Government is paying for it… 7 students.
    This is a foreign company – I thought they were here to generate jobs… I guess they create them and we pay for them… mmk

  7. Northshore says:

    just build the airport and pay no mind to the stupid noise makers!