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The CREST Program

Youth 16-17 Years of Age

  • Program Description: The CREST Program offers students paid employment in which they receive job skills training with the Youth Employment Office as well as on the job training with a City Department. During mandatory weekly training sessions with the Youth Employment Office, students will be trained in career portfolio preparation, becoming a responsible member of the workforce, time management, ethics in the workplace, telephone etiquette, etc. Each student will be assigned a City Department as a worksite based on the student’s career interests, skills, and abilities. While working with a City Department, students will have tasks and projects assigned accordingly. Students are supervised by a Youth Employment Assistant, Administrative Analyst II and their assigned Worksite Supervisor.


  • Students who complete the CREST Program receive:
    • A complete career portfolio including:
      • Professional resume
      • Cover letter
      • Reference page
      • Letters of recommendation
      • Professional goals
      • Samples of work
      • Certificates
      • Thank you letter
    • Time management training
    • Interviewing skills
    • Effective team working skills
    • Public Speaking skills
    • “7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” book and workbook
    • Money management and budgeting training
    • CREST Dollars and gift cards for top earning students
    • CREST work shirt and ID
    • CREST Program, certificate of completion, signed by the Mayor of Burbank
    • Mock interview workshop with City officials
    • Automatic eligibility for membership to the Burbank City Federal Credit Union and will receive training on how to enroll/information on Independent Advantage Program
    • Up to 130-164 hours of PAID WORK EXPERIENCE
    • Professional relationships with peers and City of Burbank supervisors
  • Sessions:
    • Spring (February-March), Summer (June-August) and Fall (October-December)
    • For Ages 16 - 17 Only
  • Days and Hours of Work:
    • Mandatory training with the Youth Employment Office:
      • -Spring and fall sessions: Mandatory training every Thursday afternoon (after school).
      • -Summer session: Mandatory training every Friday morning.
    • Hands-on work experience with a City Department
      • -Flexible scheduling around school only.
      • -Students must be able to commit at least 10-15 hours per work week.
  • Applicant Requirements:
    • Spring and fall sessions:
      • -Applicants must be between 16-18 years of age by the start of the programs.
    • Summer session:
      • -Applicants must be between 16-17 years of age by the start of the program.
    • No prior work experience required
    • Applicants must commit to the full duration of the session to participate in the CREST Program. Scheduled training and work days are mandatory in order to gain a well-rounded experience with the City of Burbank.
  • How to Apply:
    • Applications are available:
      • -Spring (October – December)
      • -Summer (February – March)
      • -Fall (July – August)
  • Hiring Process:
  • Visit the City of Burbank website:
  • Click on the “Employment” link on the top right-hand corner of our website
  • Click on “Youth Services Worker – CREST Program” job link
  • Click on apply
  • Log in or create an account with the City of Burbank
  • Interviews for the CREST Program are a competitive process and are held two months prior to each session.
  • Students who meet program requirements and submit a complete application will be notified of interview appointment by phone.
  • Students are to prepare for an oral interview as well as a written examination.

For questions, please call the Youth Employment Office: (818) 238-5324


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