Cardiff Capital Region: Graduate Scheme: Pilot Launched

The CCR Graduate Scheme aims to enhance productivity, innovation and economic growth by linking talented graduates with ambitious businesses in the Cardiff Capital Region.

The programme has been developed in a partnership between the City Deal Office, the University of South Wales, Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, the Open University in Wales and business representative groups in response to the low graduate retention rate in the region.

The scheme offers businesses a range of free services to overcome barriers to recruitment including human resource support and region-wide marketing while graduates on the scheme will participate in a coherent graduate scheme and complete a fully funded qualification.

£175,000 has been allocated by the CCR Regional Cabinet for a one-year pilot of the scheme which will assist in creating an initial 50 graduate internships in 2019/2020.

Councillor Debbie Wilcox, Leader of Newport City Council and Cardiff Capital Region Cabinet Member for Skills said “As a region, we need to do better for our graduates. In order to raise productivity, we need to show highly-qualified graduates in Wales the opportunities available to them and highlight the investments that are being made in state-of-the art sectors, such as financial technology, cyber security and compound semiconductors.”

More information can be found on the CCR graduate Scheme website

Posted on: Friday 3rd May 2019