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City council to do more to hold onto Liverpool graduates

Published: Wednesday, 01 December 2010   Category: All Graduate job news

The Liverpool Chamber of Commerce has announced plans to step up its efforts to encourage university leavers to stay on and take up graduate jobs in the city.

Under the body's new GRAvitas programme, students attending the city's universities will be advised on the wealth of graduate opportunities within the Merseyside region.

At the same time, job-seekers who have either recently left university or who are set to graduate in the near future are to be given help in landing their dream role, with the council-run organisation set to hold workshops on everything from interview techniques to impressing in psychometric testing over the coming weeks and months.

Meanwhile, with the help of European Union funding, employers from a range of sectors, including law, the media and business, are to be given a helping hand in tapping into the potential of the city's talent.

Carole Crosby, Liverpool Chamber's deputy chief executive, said: "Liverpool Chamber of Commerce believes that, with its commercial and business contacts, it can help retain motivated and practically trained graduates within the Liverpool area and potentially find them placements within local organisations where they can demonstrate their new skills."

This comes as plans for a £4.5 billion redevelopment of the Wirral region has been given the go-ahead by Westminster.

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