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Graduates to benefit from first-of-its-kind partnership

Published: Thursday, 15 December 2016   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

A first-of-its-kind partnership that will ensure graduates in the North East develop the right skills to make them more employable has launched.

Newcastle University Students’ Union (NUSU) has signed up with Gradvert to deliver a course that that will prepare students for the world of work.

The programme will be open to some of the most highly engaged students from across the university and will help develop their ability to deliver exceptional presentations, manage projects and lead teams.

Leaders and presidents of societies and university bodies will take part in the programme, which will be beneficial for both the university and future employers.

The course that the students will take is currently being designed to ensure it delivers the best results and meets the high standards of the Institute for Leadership Management (ILM).

Katie Blundell, volunteer manager at Newcastle University Students’ Union, said: “We have some supremely talented students, who are driven to succeed and are taking on leadership roles within the student community.  It is really important to us that, as a university, we nurture the raw talent of our students and enhance their skills in every way we can.”

Favourable skills for employers

It is hoped that the programme, which will get underway in February 2017 and be completed by the end of May, will recognise and develop skills within students that employers will look favourably at.

In order to successfully pass through the programme, students will have to attend a number of coaching sessions and workshops to focus on their personal development.

Students will also be asked to present a practical project that will then be assessed by Newcastle University representatives.

The scheme itself is one of the most ambitious that has been delivered by Gradvert, who have worked with the university numerous times before.

Initially, the scheme – which is the first of its kind – will be run as a pilot in order to measure its success before rolling it out further.

For graduate schemes across a range of locations, visit Grad Plus today 

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