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Northamptonshire graduate job hunters to benefit from paid work placements

Published: Monday, 01 February 2010   Category: All Graduate job news

More than 200 graduates from Northamptonshire and surrounding counties are set to benefit from paid work placements with nearby businesses via a scheme being run by the University of Northampton and social enterprise 3E.

The Graduate Boost initiative provides graduates with the chance to exhibit their skills and help make improvements to a business through a paid work placement.

After the success of the first round of attachments in January 2010, a second run has been launched which will give over 200 graduates the opportunity to enrol on a placement between four and six weeks in length.

Wray Irwin, business development and project manager at the university's Northampton Business School, said: "Graduate Boost provides a unique opportunity for graduates to experience the world of work, develop their skills and add to their CV, whilst contributing to local business.

"Beyond the clear benefits to graduates, local businesses will also gain from having projects undertaken by the graduates at no financial cost to them."

The university has 10,645 students of which 9,065 are undergraduates and 1,580 are postgraduates.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19589993-ADNFCR

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