Businesses Benefit from Graduate Internship Scheme

31st October 2012

Sheffield Hallam University has partnered with Graduates Yorkshire to deliver an internship programme for their 2012 graduates.

Employers who take on interns through the scheme will benefit from zero recruitment costs as Graduates Yorkshire will advertise vacancies and short list CVs free of charge. This is good news for employers in the region who are looking to take on either temporary or permanent members of staff over the coming months. Interns are increasingly seen as the solution to the need to take on new staff in difficult economic times. Internships give businesses the flexibility to recruit top talent for limited periods of time but still retain the option of taking on their intern permanently if they want. To benefit from the Graduates Yorkshire Internship Scheme employers need to take on an intern for between four and twelve months. Martin Edmondson, CEO, Graduates Yorkshire said -This is a great scheme for businesses who may be thinking about taking on a graduate for the first time. It gives them complete flexibility in the amount of time they take on their intern and offers free recruitment costs up front. Interns are typically paid £15,000 per annum so the risks to businesses considering this option of employment are kept to a minimum. The internship scheme is running until September 2013 so businesses looking to take on new staff up to this date will be eligible to take part. Information about the scheme can be found at

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