Thu 29 Jun 2023
Inverclyde’s leading property business, Bowman Rebecchi has welcomed two new interns as part of its partnership with Career Ready – a national social mobility charity that supports young people to get into work.
The programme provides support to young people as they transition from S5 into S6 with a paid month-long internship alongside 18 months of mentoring support from the business.
Bowman Rebecchi launched its programme in 2021-22, in collaboration with Port Glasgow High School and Career Ready, which supports over 1,200 young people through a targeted programme of paid internships, mentoring, workplace visits, and skills masterclasses.
The property firm has now welcomed Rhys Morgan & Chelsy Learie (pictured above) as its two new interns for 2022-23, with the internship taking place across July 2023 based at Bowman Rebecchi’s Inverclyde office in Gourock.
Reflecting on the opportunity 16-Year-Old Rhys Morgan said:
“I’m excited to get working with Bowman Rebecchi underway and looking forward to learning more about the business.
“This is a great opportunity to develop my skills that I will be able to transfer into my future career and support my options.”
The internship will cover a variety of departments, including residential and commercial property, architectural services, advertising, and marketing in line with the business operations.
Currently transitioning into S6 at Port Glasgow High School, Chelsy & Rhys are looking forward to spending the next four weeks at Bowman Rebecchi and hope to gather new experiences that they can take into their future careers.
Working within the team and supported by a dedicated line manager and mentor, this year's interns will have the opportunity to meet and network with colleagues, develop important employability skills, and contribute to team projects.
16-Year-Old Chelsy Learie said:
“It’s a great opportunity to gain more experience and i’m excited about learning more about the business.
“I am eager to learn more about interior design and advertising so this internship is ideal to allow me to develop my skills.”
Andrew Bowman, co-founder of Bowman Rebecchi said:
“We are delighted to welcome both Chelsy and Rhys as our new interns this summer following the success of the previous programme.
“Investing back into the community and providing opportunities to local residents is something that we are very passionate about at Bowman Rebecchi.
“We are aiming to further develop the programme and hope to provide and welcome further local talent consistently alongside Career Ready and Developing the Young Workforce.”
Career Ready is a UK-wide social mobility charity that links schools and colleges with employers to help prepare young people for the world of work.
Based in Gourock, Bowman Rebecchi provides specialist commercial and residential lettings, sales, and management services across west-central Scotland, managing over 1,300 properties across west and central Scotland.
Tokunbo Ajasa-Oluwa, Career Ready CEO said:
“We’d like to thank Bowman Rebecchi and their staff for working with us to invest in young talent.
“Paid internships and mentoring are key in helping young people develop the workplace skills and confidence they need to succeed in the world of work. And we’d urge other businesses to join Bowman Rebecchi in giving young people opportunities and support to kickstart their future careers.”
98% of Career Ready students go onto sustained work, education, or apprenticeships following the programme and research carried out by Opinium confirmed that:
81% of employers would hire their Career Ready intern
87% of former interns said the Career Ready programme had a positive impact on their life
Across the UK, 1,300 young people are currently experiencing paid internships with a network of 370 employers as part of the Career Ready programme.