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Graduates need to be 'more aware' of internships

Published: Friday, 11 September 2009   Category: Work Experience

An industry expert has said that young people, including those looking for graduate jobs, should have more access to information about internships.

Becky Heath, co-director of Internocracy, was responding to a recently-announced Lib Dem scheme to introduce 800,000 paid internships to help young people like graduates into work.

Ms Heath believes that not all university leavers are aware of the opportunities available to them through graduate internships and awareness must be raised before the initiatives are put in place.

She added: "It needs to be more of a two-pronged attack in terms of raising awareness [for] students from all backgrounds and providing that financial support so that they can actually undertake one."

University leavers in the East Midlands region may be pleased to know that local authorities are teaming up with a recruitment service to help degree-holders find graduate jobs.

Bolsover District Council is collaborating with Hot Prospects in order to provide subsidies to local businesses, encouraging them to sign up university leavers onto graduate jobs for temporary periods, Chad.co.uk reported.

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