Friday, March 12, 2010

News: University supports local businesses with graduate scheme


The University of Sheffield, along with other universities in the Yorkshire and Humber region, is launching a new round of internships this week which are set to help local businesses and graduates during the economic downturn.

This scheme will offer financial support to organisations that could benefit from employing a recent graduate in a short-term placement. The University of Sheffield has received funding from the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) for a record 60 internships to be offered from now until September 2010.

The scheme is being promoted to employers over the next few weeks on a first-come, first-serve basis and certain industrial sectors will be targeted.

Funding is available to help organisations with the cost of employing a graduate to work with them on a three-month internship. Graduates would be paid £300 per week over a 12 week period and a £100 per week subsidy is available to organisations that have a suitable project for a graduate to undertake.

Steve Fish, Director of the Careers Service, said: "We are delighted that the University is able to offer this scheme to 60 businesses who will gain from the valuable contributions graduates could bring to their organisations."

Sheffield University Graduate Internship Scheme website


Supported by:
More news...

  © Blogger template Newspaper III by 2008

Back to TOP