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Welsh government to provide postgraduate bursaries

Published: Thursday, 19 November 2009   Category: Postgraduate Study

Welsh university alumni having trouble finding a graduate job in the current climate have received an incentive to take up further study to improve their employability.

Led by Bangor University and funded by the European Union, the Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship (Kess) is to provide £33 million worth of bursaries to help job hunters onto a masters' or PhD course, the BBC reported.

With business training also paid for with the scheme, it is hoped that young people can improve their CV with postgraduate qualifications in health and bioscience, as well as gain greater skills to help them into employment.

Mr Jones said: "Kess will not only create hundreds of opportunities for individuals to gain high-level skills, qualifications and practical experience, but will directly benefit the research capabilities of companies within key sectors of the Welsh economy."

The Independent recently claimed that bachelor's degree-holders looking to get a graduate job in the social care sector may need to take up further study.

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