Grads4Nottm scheme set to return


A popular graduate scheme is returning to Nottingham to help employers and students forge long-lasting ties.

Now in its third year, the Grads4Nottm scheme – a collaboration between Nottingham City Council, Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and Boots UK – seeks to aid graduate recruitment in the city by pairing enterprising employers with the best student and graduate talent.

Businesses are invited to submit a business challenge they are currently facing which students and graduates from NTU will then work on during a two-week funded work experience placement. Students will be matched with employers based on the particular requirements of the challenge.

The scheme offers a great opportunity for local companies to raise their profile whilst gaining access to NTU’s talent pool.

Having completed their two-week placement, all students will present back at a showcase event on the final day of the scheme, which will also give employers the chance to promote themselves.

Grads4Nottm Coordinator Emmie Studencki, business development consultant at NTU, said: “The Grads4Nottm scheme is a great opportunity for employers to engage with the highly-skilled NTU talent pool. Following on from last year’s success we are now launching a two week business challenge. We want employers to see this as an extended interview with the added option of applying to a part-funded internship scheme. Over 650 students have expressed their interest in taking part, this is a chance for employers to support Nottingham city by showcasing the opportunities on offer for students/graduates in the local region.”

Interested businesses must be able to accommodate a selected team of NTU students (a mimimum of two) between 13th June and 24th June 2016.

If you wish to find out more about the scheme, and for information on how to apply, please contact Emmie Studencki on 0115 84 82569.

Please note that there are a limited number of places available.

The deadline for submissions is 18th March 2016.

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