Queen's Career Apprenticeship: Kingston

 

Queen's Career Apprenticeship: Kingston

The Queen's Career Apprenticeship: Kingston connects new graduates from the arts, humanities and social science disciplines within the Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen's University with a Kingston employer. Employers who find the right fit through the program and commit to a 12-month contract, are reimbursed for 4 months of the gross salary to a maximum of $4,000 per month.

In 2022, the program will provide funding for 25 positions. Students will have access to job postings on the Queen’s Career Services website. Successful students will be eligible to start their careers by May 2022.

 

For more information, Questions, and Job Postings Contact:

Rob Tamblyn
Business Development Manager,
Small & Medium Enterprises
[email protected]

Employer Requirements:

  • Employers require a working location within the greater Kingston area;
  • Employers must offer a minimum 12-month contract;
  • Employers can provide meaningful employment and career development for the new apprentice;
  • Job opportunities must meet a minimum salary of $35K;
  • Maximum of 1 apprentice per company per year and maximum of two fully funded apprentices;
  • Public sector organizations are eligible to participate and receive the grant if the roles being filled are new positions.  If not a new position they may take advantage of the QCA:K program to tap into the pool of potential employees and receive the non-financial benefits (e.g., mentor) but not the grant;
  • The employer should be in business for a minimum of 2 years (i.e. no start-ups);
  • Minimum company size of 5+ employees will be considered;
  • Employers that have received two years of grant funding may participate in the QCA:K program to tap into the pool of potential employees and receive the non-financial benefits (e.g., mentor) but not the grant.

Funding model

  • Kingston EcDev will reimburse the participating QCA:K businesses based on monthly invoices submitted by the businesses;
  • The grant will cover the apprentice salary for 4-months up to a maximum of $4,000 per month and be paid out in months 1, 2, 11 and 12;
  • Businesses are eligible to receive funding for 1 apprentice per year to a maximum of two apprentices.

Important Dates

  • February 10 – Employer deadline to submit a job posting
  • February 27 – Application deadline for students
  • March 2 – Queen’s forwards eligible applicants to employers
  • March 3 to 28 – Interviews
  • April 1 – Deadline for employers to submit ranked candidate preferences
  • April 8 – Deadline to inform employers of successful matches
  • April 11 to 25 – Window to issue and sign contracts
  • May 1 – Earliest start date

Tips for Job Postings:

  • Include as much detail as possible in your job description.
  • Talk about your company! What do you do? What is different about your organization?
  • What type of candidate are you looking for? Use descriptive words that students can identify with.
  • How does this role fit into your organization? Do you have a team this individual will be a part of? What are they working towards?
  • What are the responsibilities associated with this position? Provide as many as possible!
  • What are the qualifications? Do not overload on technical skills. REMEMBER: Students are new to the job market but are very willing to learn!

Please be aware that only graduating students within the 2021/22 academic year with a major in the Arts and Humanities will be eligible to apply to positions in the Queen’s Career Apprenticeship: Kingston program.

Need More Information About the Queen's Career Apprenticeship: Kingston Program?

To find out how to participate as an employer, please complete the form below and someone from our team will contact you.

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