Franklin student enjoys summer internship at Shoreline
Franklin student Tom Garland (17) has enjoyed a six week internship at Shoreline where he has investigated how Universal Credit will impact on social landlords.
Shoreline – the area’s largest affordable housing provider – has once again offered opportunities to interns as part of its commitment to supporting local people into employment.
The research project will help inform Shoreline of recommendations to mitigate the risk posed by the government’s introduction of Universal Credit when it is fully rolled out in September.
For the project Tom contacted other housing providers and interviewed employees as part of the research.
Business, geography and economics student Tom who is hoping to go on to study international business at university said: “The internship has shown me how money is being allocated and transferred to different people, just like in my university course in which I would see how money is transferred through multinational corporations.”
Shoreline area manager James Todd said: “This opportunity has provided Tom with an invaluable insight into the professional working environment and developed some practical and transferrable skills to assist Tom in his future studies or careers.
“This placement will also enable Shoreline to review and develop its own processes around the prevention of debt. With a view to better advise and support our tenants through welfare reform changes.
Shoreline is a keen supporter of Franklin College Career Academy providing paid intern opportunities and helping students into their chosen career paths
Photo L to R: Tom Garland, James Todd