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Huddersfield-based graduates handed internship boost

Published: Monday, 19 April 2010   Category: Work Experience

Recent university leavers based in Huddersfield looking for work experience placements may be interested to hear about the launch of a new internship scheme in conjunction with Huddersfield University.

The higher education institution has launched the scheme which it hopes will enable smaller companies to offer internships lasting up to the three months which will pay £300 a week - half from the university, the Huddersfield Examiner reports.

Small businesses, typically employing less than 50 people, are being invited to show their interest in offering a graduate internship then the post will be advertised to recent graduates before the six most suitable applicants are submitted to the firm.

Andew Stainton, of the university's careers and employability service, told the paper: "Traditionally, small businesses tend not to recruit graduates.

"But one advantage for a small firm is that an internship offers them the chance to take in someone who offers skills that nobody else in the company currently possesses."

The University of Huddersfield has around 24,000 students and is located in the heart of the town.

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