Leicester City Council, GB Graduate City Programme pairs university students with paid internships
Leicester City Council, GB Graduate City Programme
Leicester, De Montfort University, and the University of Leicester partnered on the initiative for second-year students. Project leaders found most of the 500 businesses contacted about the initiative never recruited local university students. Participating students worked paid internships lasting six weeks at small businesses in high-growth industries. The LGCP revealed job opportunities for young professionals and opened talent pipelines to growing enterprises.
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Leicester City Graduate Project earns FSB local government prize | News | University of Leicester
A flagship internship scheme encouraging students from Leicester’s two universities to stay and work in the city after they graduate has been recognised as one of the best regional initiatives at a national award ceremony.
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MORE than £1.6million is set to be invested in encouraging graduates to stay in Leicester once they have finished their studies.
Leicester won the Future-Ready category for the East Midlands region at the 2022 All-England FSB Local Government Awards. Post-internship surveys found that 78% of students would stay in the city after graduation compared to 52% in pre-internship surveys.
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