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Government scheme to increase graduate skills

Published: Friday, 13 November 2009   Category: Work Experience

Plans by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills to improve the country's economic growth will help boost graduate job prospects for young people.

That is the opinion of the Graduate Recruitment Bureau (GRB), which believes that any attempt to increase the quality of the UK workforce will have positive effects for graduate job hunters.

Minister Peter Mandelson announced on Wednesday (November 11th) that 35,000 new apprenticeship placements would be made available in the next two years as well as £1 million to help students into graduate jobs.

Dan Hawes, co-founder of the GRB, said: "Any initiative that increases the skills of people entering the workforce and meets the needs of employers is going to give them a valuable injection of skills. I think it is a good idea."

Prestigious carmaker Mercedes-Benz recently announced that its apprenticeship scheme will see 108 graduate job hunters being able to improve their skills this year, with the possibility of landing a position on completion, the Auto Channel reported.

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