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North East Graduates Given Job Boost
Around 500 new jobs and internships are being made available through a North East University.
The University Of Sunderland has launched one of the biggest-ever graduate career programmes.
Around 500 jobs and internships are being made available across the region.
They've teamed up with organisations all over the North East to create graduate level jobs and internships.
300 of those are available now - with a further 200 positions to follow next year.
The internships will see graduates working full-time for an organisation for between 3-12 months, while earning a salary.
It's hoped to boost the local economy and keep post-grads in the North East, while tackling the skills shortage in the key areas affecting
University of Sunderland Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Julie Mennell, said:
“It’s heartening that such a large proportion of students want to stay in this great region after graduating.
We need to ensure that they have the graduate level job opportunities to help them to do that.
That is why we are launching the Graduates into Enterprise scheme, which will connect our talented leavers with
opportunities in their chosen careers, helping boost productivity, the skills agenda and innovation."
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