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Successful internships: We’ll share the secret, says Expeditors

[ September 8, 2021   //   ]

Global freight forwarder Expeditors is offering to share the template of its Opportunity Knocks internship program with other companies.

OK is aimed at 16 to 24-year-olds with no degree looking to start a career and, since its launch in 2008 has helped 1,200 young people. Over 90 have become long term employees and a further 800 have been helped virtually over the last 12 months. The turnover rate of OK alumni in the first two years is five times lower than typical new hires, says Expeditors.

OK director Lenora Turner said: “We are keen to share our experiences with other companies and demonstrate to them the many benefits of working with young people in this way, from the perspective of giving them opportunities, but also serving corporate social responsibility, talent pipeline, and employee engagement goals.”