Graduates to be offered help to get a job in the Gloucestershire area
THE brightest graduates are set to profit from a partnership that will help them get valuable experience after their studies – and keep them in the county.
The University of Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire County Council will work together to launch the Degreeplus internship scheme.
Using funding from the local authority, graduates will be given the chance to work on short-term projects with local businesses.
Students have already had the opportunity to work as interns at the university but the new scheme will see companies in and around Gloucestershire offering similar chances.
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It is hoped the initiative will not only keep University of Gloucestershire graduates in the county but could help graduates returning to the county from other universities.
Nicki Castello, head of careers at the university, said: "Our students need to know about employment opportunities available in the county in organisations large and small – and they need the chance to apply their skills in the real world.
"Local employers need to know about the wealth of talent we are nurturing at the university, which they could tap into to grow their business.
"Our new Degreeplus internship scheme is a means to address these needs and promote the retention of graduate talent in Gloucestershire."
The funding will be used to enable employers to receive a small grant to cover the intern's travel and subsistence costs.
The university will also host a high-profile campus event in the summer, to bring together employers and graduates seeking work.
Graduates will also be offered a day's training from the university's careers service to help them in their job search.