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CIPD: 'Internships benefit firms and graduates'

Published: Thursday, 24 September 2009   Category: Work Experience

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has said how internships can help companies perform better as well as help young people into graduate jobs.

Launching a code of practice for businesses yesterday (September 23rd), the organisation also vowed to help them manage any young people, such as graduates, they take on as part of an internship scheme.

Commenting on the new charter, CIPD skills advisor Tom Richmond claimed that internships are one way of dealing with the amount of graduate recruitment schemes which have been cut due to the recession.

He said: "In an increasingly competitive market for jobs, we would say that more internships, if they can be put on, would benefit not just the companies but also the jobseekers themselves."

Supermarket giant the Co-operative recently announced it is to team up with the National Council for Work Experience in a new graduate internship scheme, Personnel Today reported.


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