Branding and website design for Dunedin's council backed seasonal internship program.
JobDUN is Dunedin's council-backed business internship program, providing a launch pad for businesses and students to come together and discuss summer internship opportunities. JobDUN supports businesses by enabling paid internships to encourage students to stay and work in the city.
After completing branding work for JobDUN, Firebrand was approached to redesign their website in a way that would smooth the engagement process and make things as easy as possible for employers and future employees. Our team completed custom design and development work for the new website, integrating a simple and intuitive site structure to ensure relevant information was exactly where businesses and interns would be looking. This included redesigning a set of online forms to be completed at the end of every internship, making the reporting process shorter and easier to use.
Since 2009, 131 businesses from a wide range of sectors have been involved with the program with over 388 internships resulting in 270 employment positions. There is now interest in other city’s wishing to use the platform for their own internship programs. While the program started with an information and communications technology focus, it now attracts businesses (including small to medium enterprises) from 13 sectors, growing their capabilities and stimulating employment. With the program potentially placing some 50 grants of interns in the 2019/20 season, JobDUN is set to continue stimulating business capabilities and employment in Dunedin.