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Liverpool varsity launches internship scheme

education Updated: Jul 13, 2011 11:10 IST

Liverpool varsity launches internship scheme
Britain’s University of Liverpool has introduced an internship scheme, which includes seminars on identifying jobs around the world to benefit students and graduates from India. Graduates and postgraduate students from India and other countries, who have studied at the university, can take part in a new 1.4 million-pound graduate internship programme aimed at developing the skills required to work in multinational organisations. The ‘Graduate-to-Merseyside’ scheme provides internship opportunities in UK businesses and organisations for about six months and will benefit graduates currently living in Merseyside as well as those returning to the region. International students can also take advantage of various other university careers programmes while they study. These include a programme of seminars on searching for job opportunities in the UK and overseas, and access to ‘GoingGlobal’, a resource that gives advice to students on working in different countries. The scheme, part of a European Regional Development Fund programme, focuses on priority business sectors including advanced engineering, biomedicine, business and professional services, energy and environmental technologies, food and beverage, social enterprise organisations and the creative industries. Paul Redmond, director of the university’s Careers and Employability Service, is expected in India from July 24-26 to interact with student applicants about the new programme and the employability skills required for jobs in the UK. He will attend pre-departure briefing events in Bangalore, Mumbai and Chennai. University representatives will also be present at an event in Delhi where more information will be given on studying and living in Liverpool.