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Tata Steel and Swansea University focus on graduate support

Published: Saturday, 01 August 2015   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

Swansea University has agreed a deal with Tata Steel to boost the levels of support that are provided for highly talented graduates.

It is designed to encourage more people to stay in the region following graduation, in a bid to enhance the Welsh economy.

The pair already have strong ties after working together on a range of projects, including a study of the history of the steel industry and on the SPECIFIC project to develop building coatings that are capable of storing energy.

Tata Steel is also providing 15 apprenticeship roles at its Academy, giving people in the region a chance to develop technical skills.

The latest agreement will see the two organisations enhance their working relationship with support from the College of Engineering and Swansea Employability Academy.

Plan are in place to for guest lectures, scholarships, summer and year placements, graduate roles and for studies into how the curriculum could be enhanced to ensure that students are ready for the world of work.

All of the organisations concerned have already been working to promote opportunities for Swansea students and the deal marks the latest step.

The agreement was signed at the Graduation Reception for the College of Engineering at the National Waterfront Museum.

Professor Richard B Davies, Swansea University Vice Chancellor, said the agreement looks to build on past successes faced as the two organisations enter times of change.

“Through this Memorandum of Understanding we can share in the making of cohort after cohort of the most highly qualified engineers, for Tata in our region and across the globe,” he explained.

“Together we confirm our commitment to the training of engineers, the leaders of tomorrow.”
Stuart Wilkie, Managing Director for TATA Strip Products UK, meanwhile believes the new deal can be even more successful than those from in the past.

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