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Graduate looking for employment: The story so far...

Created 05/11/2009 15:37 Last updated 12/12/2013 14:42

Marcus Costello is a talented 21 year old looking to start his career in Marketing. Based in Ripponden, West Yorkshire, he graduated from the University of Lincoln with a Degree in Advertising & Business. Now he's on the job hunt and finding it tough. He offered to share his experiences with us and as this website is all about you we thought it would be great idea! He'll be updating us regularly on his progress and we'll be reposting his thoughts on are blog for you to read.

Read on for his first instalment and the story so far.

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Our T-shirts make top presents!

Created 03/11/2009 17:08 Last updated 12/12/2013 14:42
It’s nearly that time again and with only a few pay days till Xmas you better start stocking up on the presents well in advance so you have cash left over for a pair of sequined hotpants (Pixie Lott style-ee) for the office party. Or maybe a festive tie, whatever takes your fancy.  

Priced at a bargain £12 + p&p our “made in Yorkshire” t-shirts make top quality presents and come in a range of colours and styles. We’re sure that your loved ones would love to find them under their Xmas tree.

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Did we mention all our Internships are paid?

Created 03/11/2009 16:59 Last updated 12/12/2013 14:42

We've been out and about promoting internships on campuses across Yorkshire and we've found that some of you are a bit confused about what our internships are. Our internships are paid short term contract positions with local employers. They aren't unpaid work experience placements.

Even better, the majority of the employers participating in our internship scheme are looking to trail you as an employee and, if you've made a good enough impression, take you on in a permanent role at the end of it. Sort of like a paid work trial.

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Win prizes on Twitter and Facebook

Created 03/11/2009 16:39 Last updated 12/12/2013 14:42
We'll be running some great competitions over the next few months but to take part you'll need to be a fan of Graduates Yorkshire on Facebook or be following us on Twitter.  We've got prizes like iPods and Amazon Vouchers up for grabs as well as our coveted "made in Yorkshire" T-shirts.

Keep an eye out for emails and messages from us telling you exactly how you can get your hands on some freebies.

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Graduate jobs in the East of England

Created 03/11/2009 16:20 Last updated 12/12/2013 14:42
We know how much our users love our service and we're often asked whether there is anything like Graduates Yorkshire covering other areas of the UK.

Well now graduates looking to work in the East of England can benefit from the great services we offer too! (Comments 0)

Internship scheme makes an impact

Created 23/10/2009 11:36 Last updated 12/12/2013 14:42
Today is the second Development Day for our brand new internship programme. As I write around 20 graduates are being put through their paces in a top secret location in Leeds by our internship team. The day is designed to assess applicants for a number of roles to identify the shining stars that will then be presented to the employer for interview.

Although the programme only launched 8 weeks ago, we've really seen a great response from graduates and employers alike. One such graduate placed with a Leeds PR Agency had some great things to say about us which really made the GY team smile. We thought it would be great to share with you, as it really shows how our internship scheme is making a difference to graduates struggling in a tough job market right here in Yorkshire.

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Autumn Graduate Recruitment Fair

Created 14/10/2009 17:23 Last updated 12/12/2013 14:42

Come along to Sheffield on the 3rd and 4th November for Yorkshires biggest autumn recruitment fair. The Sheffield event is open to graduates and finalists from any University. It's a chance to meet over 140 employers with different exhibitors on both days.

It's a great opportunity to meet prospective employers (as well as stocking up on free pens to see you through the remainder of your University education!).

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New blog

Created 01/10/2009 18:37 Last updated 12/12/2013 14:42
Welcome to our new blog, going forward this will replace our online newsletters. Newsletters by email will continue as normal.
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