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Graduate training schemes for public sector

Published: Tuesday, 23 June 2009   Category: Public sector

A new initiative has been set up to provide training for those interested in graduate jobs in the public sector, helping universities to secure funds for future students.

Bristol University has announced that it is onboard with the scheme, which is funded by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Europe and the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

Graduates will receive a three-year course, which will train them in key areas of public sector fundraising, such as donor relations, prospect research and implementing strategies to secure financial support, and will be paid an £18,000 salary.

Tania Jane Rawlinson, director of campaigns and alumni relations at Bristol University, said: "Bristol has a thriving fundraising team which constantly seeks to improve through training and experimentation.

"It is both exciting, and a natural next step, for us to participate in the CASE graduate-trainee programme."

The Local Government Chronicle recently reported that the Children's Workforce Development Council believes university leavers in graduate positions need more training for degree-holders to ensure they meet public sector skills expectations.


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