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Paid graduate internships offered by Worcester University

Published: Thursday, 23 July 2009   Category: Career Advice

A new scheme from Worcester University is allowing former students the chance to land a paid graduate internship and training package.

The initiative is an attempt to change the perception of graduate internships from one of essentially 'slave labour', to a fairer approach of gaining work experience for those struggling to find a job in the current climate.

According to the Independent, the scheme will see successful applicants working for a local business four days a week, receiving a £200 a month bursary, spending the fifth day in postgraduate business management training provided by the university.

Commenting on the paid aspect of the graduate internship, David Green, vice-chancellor of the university, told the newspaper: "This will enable them to keep body and soul together, not a lot more than that, but it will mean they won't get further into debt."

Tom Hadley, director of external relations at the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, recently said that more university leavers are taking advantage of the benefits which graduate internships have to offer.

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