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Government scheme to boost graduate jobs this summer

Published: Wednesday, 29 April 2009   Category: Career Advice

People looking for graduate jobs this summer will be offered help in the form of a new graduate internship initiative launched by universities and skills secretary John Denham.

The scheme, called the Graduate Talent Pool, will aim to create and match people to internships which will help them gain the skills and experiences they need to boost their chances of getting the job they want.

A dedicated website will be established to match employers with suitable graduates, with businesses such as Marks and Spencer, Network Rail and Microsoft already signing up.

Mr Denham said: "A degree is one of the best pathways to achieving a good job and rewarding career, however nobody is immune from the current economic climate which is why we are committed to proving graduates with the support to help them gain employment or further their education."

It was recently reported that those who take unpaid graduate internships are to receive benefits if they have already claimed for jobseeker's allowance for six months or more, under another government scheme.


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