The Area Council Manager introduced the item, which had arisen after a student had worked alongside the Area Team on coordinating activities as part of the ‘Clean for the Queen’ campaign.
The suggestion was that a sum of money could be made available to engage a student from a local university on a course such as Community Development or Social Policy to assist the Area Team. Members supported the idea of an undergraduate placement, and endorsed the Council’s work to support young people through placements and apprenticeships.
It was agreed that the Area Council Manager further develops the proposal, and that this be discussed in more detail at a future meeting of the Area Council.
(i) The proposal to create an undergraduate placement be supported in principle;
(ii) The Area Council Manager further develops the proposal, at an indicative cost of £14,000, and undertakes relevant consultation with finance, and human resources.