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Graduates can get ahead with free employability workshops

20 December 2012 @TeessideUni


Teesside University is offering a career-boosting programme of events to support 2012 graduates who are yet to start work.

The Get Ahead Graduate Programme runs from January to March 2013 and offers another way for graduates to develop their skills and become even more employable.

Whether you are a recent graduate wanting to set up in business, or looking for employment, the essential skills you will learn will make an impressive addition to any CV.

With topics such as leadership development, industry knowledge, entrepreneurship and negotiation skills, the Get Ahead Graduate Programme can help graduates develop the necessary skills to make that first step on the career ladder.

The free 12-week programme at Teesside University is open to 2012 graduates and starts on Monday 7 January, with weekly sessions taking place until the end of March.

Kiersten Wasson, Assistant Dean in Teesside University Business School, said: 'Here at Teesside University we are committed to providing our graduates with all the skills they need to find employment.

'The Get Ahead Graduate Programme offers the opportunity to boost your employability skills, giving you a competitive advantage when you are looking for that first graduate job.

'The programme is also recognised and endorsed by the North East Chamber of Commerce, which means you will get the invaluable opportunity to network with potential employers throughout the programme.'

NECC Chief Executive, James Ramsbotham, added: 'I am delighted to support this excellent programme. Teesside University provides students with an excellent academic experience, but with this initiative they’re helping young graduates make that sometimes difficult step between education and employment.'

There are 30 places available on the Get Ahead Graduate Programme and the deadline for applications is Midday on Friday 4 January.

To apply, or for more information, email

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Help with careers
Northern Echo, 27/12/2012, p.14
The Get Ahead Graduate Programme, hosted by Teesside University, gives graduates the chance to develop their employability skills. The free 12-week programme covers topics such as leadership developme

Programme gives help for grads
Evening Gazette, 27/12/2012, p.21
Teesside University is offering the Get Ahead Graduate Programme. The programme which will cover topics including leadership development, industry knowledge, entrepreneurship and negotiation skills.