Sunderland companies are invited to find out more about how highly skilled graduates can help their businesses grow at a network event this month.
Organised by the Sunderland Business Network, and sponsored by the University of Sunderland, the event takes place on Tuesday, April 29, at National Glass Centre on Liberty Way, Sunderland.
Last year the University of Sunderland placed more than 250 graduates with local businesses in need of skilled workers, under its Graduate Internship Scheme, the vast majority of whom have gone on to secure full-time employment.
This year, funding has been increased, offering more businesses the opportunity to tap into and benefit from graduate skills within regional universities.
The event will explain how employers can access the scheme, how it works, how much investment is required and what support businesses get from the university throughout the process.
Eve Richardson, business development manager at the University of Sunderland, who is on the board of the SBN, said: “The University endeavours to help North East economic growth by supporting our SMEs to recruit graduates skills through the Graduate Internship Scheme, ultimately helping businesses to grow and identify new markets and maintaining graduate skills within the region. The Graduate Internship Scheme has been a fantastic success in helping more than 300 companies.”