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UCL looking for businesses to take on work experience students

16 July 2009

UCL has won a HEFCE Economic Challenge Innovation Fund bid with a programme of activities designed to help prepare students for entry into a difficult job market and to support London businesses during the economic downturn.

Part of the scheme involves providing students with valuable work experience that helps them to develop transferable skills.

The university is looking for more businesses to get involved and offer work experience places for students, which will boost their chances of obtaining a permanent job upon graduation and building fulfilling careers in the longer term.

Businesses can take on as many student as they want, but they are not expected to pay them. The placements must not substitute for work normally undertaken by employees.

Placements will run for between six and eight weeks over the course of this summer. UCL will provide the students with a stipend of £200pw during the course of their activities.

Businesses interested in offering places should get in touch and let the university know how many places they can offer and whether they have any specific preference for academic discipline or previous experience.

While UCL cannot guarantee to meet all requests, it will endeavour to do so where possible.

Businesses with any further queries, or which would like to offer some placements please email Deepa Visavadia or call 02076793671.

For information on the ECIF programme, please visit the UCL Advances website.


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