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Global graduate jobs scheme launched

Published: Thursday, 03 September 2009   Category: Professional & financial services

A new initiative which will help those university leavers who have landed a graduate job to receive experience in the global field of business has been launched in the UK.

Northern Ireland firm First Derivatives has offices in various capital cities around the world and is investing £2 million in the scheme, which will see recent graduates gain experience through working with international clients.

According to the Belfast Telegraph, sectors include capital markets, finance, IT, business consulting, marketing and operations with opportunities to travel to London, Hong Kong and New York.

Brian Conlon, chief executive officer at the company, told the newspaper: "Those who have been successful in securing a place on the programme come from a range of backgrounds, including high calibre graduates in chemical engineering, experimental physics and computer science, as well as individuals with experience in law, marketing and human resources."

Lawrence Zeegan, a graphic designer who often provides illustration for the Guardian, recently told Digital Arts that graduates should be willing to move to foreign soils in order to bag the perfect job.


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