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Nexus launches graduate jobs scheme
Monday, 06 October 2008
Transport and utilities
A north-east passenger transport executive has welcomed new starters on its first ever graduate trainee programme.
Nexus, which operates public transport across much of the region, has started the scheme in order to help overcome skills shortages, reports the Whitley Bay News Guardian.
The body will offer a range of graduate jobs each September, with the next intake happening in 2009.
Speaking to the newspaper, David Bartlett, human resources for Nexus, said: "The introduction of a graduate development programme will ensure that we continue to have a workforce capable of rising to our long-term challenges."
The scheme is "vital" during a period in which Nexus will undergo "fundamental changes".
Last week, Personnel Today reported that the Co-operative Group has seen increased interest in the graduate jobs it offers after changing its training initiative to be more inclusive.
According to the news provider, the number of people applying has more than double in the three years since the amendments were made.