News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) encourages all students aged 16 – 26 looking for summer employment to apply for the 2024 Youth Employment Programmes (YEP).  

“The Youth Employment Programmes continue to provide invaluable opportunities for our young people to obtain real exposure to working environments critical to their future success”, explained the Minister of Economy and Labour, Jason Hayward. “Not only do they help sharpen skills for entering the workforce, but they are also of tremendous help for students figuring out their passion and what career path they should pursue.”

“I thank the Department of Workforce Development team for managing this programme and the many private and non-profit organisations who commit their time, energy, and finances to help our young people succeed.”

To meet initial eligibility requirements, 

High school student applicants must:

  • Hold Bermudian status
  • Be 16 years of age and no older than 18 years of age as of 1 July 2024
  • Provide a resume and one written reference

College and university student applicants must:

  • Hold Bermudian status
  • Be enrolled in college or university as of January 2024 
  • Hold a current minimum GPA of 2.7 or equivalent (UK Pass)
  • Provide a resume and two written references 

For full details of the requirements and to register, please visit and select the “Youth Employment Programmes” tab to review the guidance notes and checklists, which will help support successful application completion.

Each applicant must create or update an existing candidate profile, upload all required supporting documents and complete a customised YEP Application form.

Minister Hayward continued, “The application process allows our young persons to build essential life skills such as resilience, time management, prioritisation and digital literacy necessary to thrive in a competitive, global community.” 

“As we work to strengthen and build a resilient workforce, supporting our young people early in their career development is vital. We invite our youth to challenge themselves to engage in this meaningful opportunity.”

Registration opens on February 7, 2024; the application deadline is February 23, 2024.

For more information, please email with “Youth Employment Programme” in the subject line.