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Aussie company launches fully paid internships for over-55s

Aussie company launches fully paid internships for over-55s

Advertising agency Thinkerbell has launched a new internship aimed specifically at Australians over the age of 55.

The eight-week fully paid program called Thrive@55 offers older people in Sydney and Melbourne the opportunity to work across all areas of the business.

The aim of the program is to bridge the growing age gap in the advertising, media and public relations industries. It also presents opportunities for companies to tap into a wealth of experience and expertise.

Emma O'Leary from Thinkerbell's culture, operations and people team said that the agency wants its teams and clients to benefit from a more diverse staf, according to Mumbrella.

“We’ve created this internship program because our older generation are massively underrepresented in the advertising industry, and have a lifetime of experience to bring to our agency, and our industry,” she said.

“You could be a retired hotel concierge that’s interested in running our front of house, a detective who wants to do some insights work, or a newspaper cartoonist who’s looking for the next creative challenge.

“We don’t mind where your experience comes from, as long as you think you have something to give to our industry.”