RBC recently announced its RBC Career Launch Program, a multi-year investment in providing recent college and university graduates with career experience to help strengthen their future employability.
College and university graduates aged 24 and under can apply for one-year paid internships.
The RBC Career Launch Program combines formal learning, mentorship and professional networking opportunities with practical hands-on business and community experience that will equip participants with the necessary ingredients to help them build their resume and launch their career.
The new national survey of recent college and university graduates, commissioned by RBC and conducted by Ipsos Reid, revealed that among those who graduated within the last year, four-in-ten (40 per cent) are still looking for a job.
In addition, almost half (44 per cent) of youth who graduated in the past five years who have found jobs, do not consider the jobs to be a career.
On January 27, 2014, the first 100 RBC Career Launch Associates from across Canada will take part in this year-long experience that is divided into three rotations and complemented with learning and mentorship:
The first rotation will focus on customer service and sales within retail banking branches.
The second rotation is a secondment to an RBC community partner to learn about the not-for-profit sector and build broader citizenship engagement.
The third rotation will provide experience working in specialist areas such as finance, marketing, Human Resources, or technology and operations.
From October 8 to 22, 2013, RBC will be accepting applications for the first 100 Career Launch Program Associates.
To address questions from interested candidates first-hand, RBC will host a series of interactive live chats with the RBC Career Launch team. The first live chat is scheduled for October 17, 2013.