Bath Spa University is making 80,000 pounds available to local businesses who accept graduates on a paid internship for up to 13 weeks.
The University has secured the money from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) as part of a national project. In the Bath and North East Somerset area it will enable 50 recent graduates to gain experience and develop their skills through a dedicated internship scheme.
Internships are a proven way for businesses, charities and other organisations to inject fresh talent into the workplace and kick-start graduate careers, as well as to give a boost to the local economy.
Recent university graduates can bring new ideas and perspectives into the workplace, resulting in lower costs and higher profits. Internships provide a cost-effective, low-risk opportunity for an organisation to try out graduate talent, often leading to further employment for the graduate. Read more at the university's site