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Yorkshire Water to boost graduate jobs
Tuesday, 08 December 2009
Transport and utilities
A utilities firm in the north of England has seen the number of graduate job hunters applying for its vacancies double in the past few months, leading it to offer more positions.
Yorkshire Water took eight graduates onto this year's training scheme, which allows successful candidates to take up a job after completion, and it will boost this figure to 13 in 2010.
According to the Bradford Telegraph & Argus, the two-year programme offers on-the-job training, with participants applying their skills to various positions at the firm.
Nicola Rowledge, co-ordinator of the graduate jobs scheme, told the newspaper: "While tough economic times have seen many companies downsize or scrap their graduate programme altogether this year, we're continuing to develop and grow our graduate programme."
Computing giant IBM recently announced that it will increase the number of graduate jobs it provides from 94 to 150 in 2010, according to Personnel Today.