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Manchester seeks to boost availability of graduate jobs
Tuesday, 08 July 2008
People looking for graduate jobs in Manchester could be in for a boost as a campaign to get students to apply for positions in the area is launched.
The University of Manchester has teamed up with the Manchester Evening News and the city's inward investment agency in order to encourage former students to take up positions in the city, the newspaper reports.
Recent surveys have shown that the 40 per cent of graduates who stay in the Manchester area can struggle to find a job, the news provider states.
Under the scheme, graduate job hunters will be given the opportunity of taking up internships at a number of firms.
Speaking to the newspaper, Hannah Slaney, graduate recruitment manager at the Co-Operative group said: "Manchester University graduates can hit the ground running."
Meanwhile, Onrec.com reports that the latest Association of Graduate Recruiters survey shows that the number of graduate job vacancies has increased by 11.7 per cent since 2007.