SWM member, Aston University, runs a Graduate Bursary Placement Scheme

SWM member, Aston University,  is currently offering a free recruitment service to businesses throughout the West Midlands. The graduate bursary placement scheme not only sources graduates according to your individual business requirements but also provides a bursary to assist with the salary costs.

The scheme is a regionally funded project which aims to introduce the skills of graduates to businesses throughout the region and, crucially, to help more businesses recruit, train and retain graduates by offering companies free front-end recruitment and training.

It’s aimed at helping companies who wish to take on graduates on a full-time or part time basis from four weeks up to 12 months, for short-term or long-term projects. The bursary offered to help cover the cost of a salary is worth up to £800 per recruit.

It is then possible to extend the duration of a placement or even recruit the graduate on a permanent basis, free of charge.

As the country gradually emerges from recession, the scheme offers your business an easy and affordable way to gain knowledge and new skills. It not only gives you the opportunity to utilise the services of a graduate looking to develop their skills through undertaking graduate-level work, but it also offers a cost-effective flexible solution to your recruitment needs.

By offering graduates a period of work experience, you can often gain new ideas and enthusiasm, as well as the help to complete a project that you might otherwise not have the time to do.

For further information and to find out how your business can take part in the scheme,  contact Stephanie Davis on 0121 204 5097.