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Employers to get funds for graduate jobs?

Published: Tuesday, 09 June 2009   Category: Employer News

A new scheme from the University of Sheffield will see employers in the area have the chance to receive funding for providing graduate jobs to higher education leavers needing work experience this summer.

Using recently-acquired money from the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the university will team up with similar institutions and local employers in order to defy the pessimistic outlook for this year's graduates.

According to the Sheffield Telegraph, employers wishing to receive up to £300 a week to provide work to a graduate for 3 months must apply before June 26th.

Steve Fish, director of the University of Sheffield Careers Service, told the newspaper: "This is a great opportunity for 20 local employers to gain from the contributions a graduate could make to their organisation."

Third Sector recently reported that the Work Foundation has suggested the government should invest £5 million to help charities provide jobs for unemployed young people, such as graduates.


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