Only Weeks Remaining For SMEs to Secure Graduate Funding

November 9, 2017

Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland are continuing to benefit from the funding available through Northumbria University to employ full-time a recent graduate (i.e. someone who graduated in the last 5 years).

The opportunity to apply for the 6-month funding from Northumbria will soon be ending as every graduate must be legally employed by 1 January 2018. This means applications from SMEs for the funding should be submitted to the University potentially no later than mid-November to allow time for the University to advertise the vacancies and for the businesses to interview before the end of December.

Many of the businesses benefitting from the funding have less than 20 staff, including many with less than 5 employees across many different business sectors. The graduates are currently successfully filling various roles related to their studies such as marketing, engineering, business, design, computer science, law, finance, the arts, research etc.

While time is running out to apply for the 6 month funding the application form is very easy and it only takes about 15-20 minutes to complete plus the job description.

To learn more about the project, funded by the European Regional Development Fund, or request the application form please contact Victor Ottaway, Graduate Internship Manager,, 0191 227 4044.



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