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LJMU Graduate Futures – Connecting SMEs to Graduate Talent


Are you a Small to Medium-Sized Enterprise located in the Liverpool City Region looking to scale-up or expand your business? Our 50% funded programme will allow you to harness our graduate-level talent for 12 months as part of a student’s Sandwich Year placement.

With 250 degrees across a range of subject areas, our students will deliver currency of knowledge whilst injecting fresh ideas. Once they return to complete their studies at the end of the placement, they will possess industry insights that will be reflected in the future workforce as they move from university into full-time employment.

With start dates from July 2022 you need to register your expression of interest and we will be in touch to find out more about your business need and start talent matching you to one of our students.

Sandwich placement can be delivered on-site at your company, virtually (home-based), or a blended mix of on-site and home-based working. This affords you the flexibility to deliver your business function whilst supporting the student in their learning and development.

LJMU has a long history of supporting local employers. We have promoted graduate retention in the Liverpool City Region for over 20 years and we know that students and graduates make up a significant part of the labour market.

So, if you can offer a supportive environment where a student can learn and grow in a safe space to develop their skills and confidence we’d love to hear from you.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Must add value to the learning outcomes and skills of the student
  • Hours must not be used to cover the role of an existing employee
  • Hours must not be used to the detriment of another existing employee

Please complete the Expression of Interest form and we will be in touch!