May 20, 2015: JDI is pleased to welcome 76 co-op students to the summer term of work experience across all of our divisions in our operations.
We are proud to work with 13 universities and colleges in the areas of information technology, finance, communications, sales, engineering and human resources. Every summer JDI employs about 600 students. This summer 76 of those students are completing co-op work experiences.
“I am so happy I was able to come home and do my co-op here with JDI,” said Kristen Cook, Co-op student from Mount Saint Vincent University. “My father has worked with JDI for over 25 years and I am excited to be working for a company that has supported him throughout his career. JDI is known for seeing the value in their students, and they are always willing to invest in their employees.”
JDI sees the importance of building a skilled workforce and has partnered with local universities and colleges to recruit students to join our team during and after their education.
“We value the relationships we have with local universities and community colleges and the opportunity to engage students through co-op programs. Every summer we are welcoming over 600 students to our various companies across the region,” said Colleen Baxter, Vice President of Human Resources for J.D. Irving, Limited. “This is a great way to meet the next generation of employees and provide them with valuable learning experiences and potential career opportunities. As we look to hire over 7800 people across our operations between 2015 and 2017, co-op and summer student programs are a vital link to skilled and passionate new employees.”
This semester’s students are joining JDI from the following universities/colleges:
• University of New Brunswick • Mount Saint Vincent University • New Brunswick Community College • Universitié de Moncton • Mount Allison University • Western University • Dalhousie University • McMaster University • Queens University • Saint Mary’s University • Nova Scotia Community College • University of Waterloo • Saint Francis Xavier University
Good luck to all students on their summer work terms, JDI is happy to have you joining our team!
If you would like to learn more about JDI’s co-operative education programs and other career opportunities, visit our careers page.
JDI Finance, Communications, Human Resources, and Information Technology co-op students at their student on-boarding presentation.