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Mercedes-Benz commits to graduate jobs

Published: Monday, 26 October 2009   Category: Science, IT and Engineering

An apprenticeship programme at automotive firm Mercedes-Benz has received extra funding from the government and will see more graduate job hunters join the company.

The Milton Keynes-based scheme will now give 108 extra degree-holders the chance to train with the car-maker, which often ends with some of the participants taking a graduate job with the firm.

This month saw a group of five graduates join the business full-time and Mercedes-Benz has also announced that it will boost its recruitment numbers for university leavers for the next year.

Wilfried Steffen, president and chief executive of Mercedes-Benz UK, said: "Professional and motivated people are key to our plans for the future. Our investment in these schemes is an essential part of our plans."

Car manufacturer Nissan recently raised the hopes of those looking for graduate automotive jobs in the north-east by announcing the creation of 150 new positions at its Sunderland plant.

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