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Kingston University graduates receive help from advice centre

Published: Thursday, 16 April 2009   Category: Career Advice

Kingston University students having a hard time looking for graduate jobs during the recession will receive help from a £1 million centre to be opened on the higher education establishment's campus next month.

Partly funded by the government's £27 million Economic Challenge Investment Fund, the centre will also help businesses and professionals and aims to help more than 30,000 people with graduate jobs career advice, according to the Surrey Comet.

Also available for graduates are interview and CV workshops as well as bursaries to pay for training and foundation courses.

Deborah Lock, executive director of enterprise at the university, told the newspaper: "It's incredibly positive and it is not all doom and gloom, we're looking to the future by giving students and graduates in Kingston the biggest advantage they could have in terms of training and skills."

The Forum of Private Businesses recently said that the government's £2,500 employer subsidies for staff training did not go far enough and it has called for more funding.

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