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Unemployed graduates offered support to help them find work

10 June 2010

Unemployed graduates in north Wales are to be offered free advice and guidance to help secure work.

Glyndŵr University’s Graduate Support Day is part of GradStart, a Welsh Assembly Government scheme to help graduates living or studying in Wales secure employment.

The event, on Wednesday 16 June 2010, will provide recent graduates with an opportunity to discuss how to write a top class CV, how to market themselves to potential employers and where to look for work experience opportunities.

Staff from Glyndŵr University’s Careers Centre will also be available to deliver mock interviews.

Recent statistics from the Higher Education Careers Services Unit revealed that graduate unemployment in the UK has now reached as high as 44 per cent for some degree courses.

Neil Pritchard, Careers Adviser, said: “Finding suitable employment continues to be a concern for hundreds of graduates living in Wales but through accessing advice on careers, interview skills and work experience opportunities, graduates can put themselves one step ahead of the game.

“Graduate Support Day has been set up to really help kickstart students’ careers, and support through GradStart will continue to be offered flexibly following the event.”

The Gradstart scheme, a pan-Wales initiative involving five other universities across the country, runs until January 2011. It is supported through the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales’s Economic Support Initiative.

Graduate Support Day takes place between 9.30am and 4pm on Wednesday 16 June at Glyndŵr University’s Plas Coch site, Wrexham. It is open to all unemployed or underemployed UK and EU graduates living in Wales.

To book online visit www.glyndwr.ac.uk/careers, alternatively call the Careers Centre on 01978 293240.

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