A new project will see graduates connected with jobs at small businesses in Nottinghamshire in an attempt to make the county more attractive to young people.
The Fuse programme will see small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) connected to a graduate recruitment scheme to offer jobs to those finishing university.
Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University (NTU) have partnered together to create the scheme.
Hanna Luetkemeier, Business Services Consultant at NTU, said: “We are committed to supporting the future aspirations of our graduates and the local business community.”
It is hoped that over time the scheme will create a young professional network within the county that is committed to developing graduate employability skills.
Dr Nalayini Thambar, Director of Careers and Employability at the University of Nottingham, said: “We are delighted to be a partner in this exciting development by connecting more graduate talent to our local businesses, and showcasing the potential of a career in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to recent graduates.”
Clear communication between graduates and local businesses
Despite graduates bringing increased productivity and innovation to companies, local SMEs struggle to recruit them.
The hope is that Fuse will address this issue and ensure there is a clear path of communication between graduates and local businesses.
Currently, the programme is on the lookout for SMEs who would like to take part in the project for free.
Graduate applicants will pass through a thorough selection process, including video interviews, to ensure there is a strong match between them and the employer.
After graduates are placed in jobs, they will receive a development programme through the project and employers will be given support to ensure they can get the best out of them.
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