Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Graduate Scheme


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What is FUSE?

Fuse is a scheme aimed at better connecting graduates and small businesses in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The programme takes the elements of a corporate graduate scheme and makes it available for SMEs in the area. This includes:

  • Wider selection of talent: Targeted attraction of a cohort of graduates from the two universities and nationally
  • Time saving and high quality selection process: Graduate scheme style selection processes, including digital application form and video interviews to pre-screen graduates before you see them
  • Accelerated development of your graduate: A follow-on development programme for the graduates to ensure they hit the ground running

The programme is aimed at SMEs in the area who haven’t recruited graduates in the last few years, or who need more support with a new type of graduate role.

All of this support is free to businesses that are based in either Nottingham or Nottinghamshire. If you think your organisation could benefit then we want to hear from you.

Why hire a graduate?

  • Graduates create productivity increases in organisations – 30% higher where all staff are graduates
  • Graduates create productivity increases in places – Every 1% growth in graduates creates 0.5% growth in GDP
  • Graduates bring  innovation – Innovative businesses have twice as many graduates

How to get involved

FUSE now is accepting business registrations. Our team will contact you to find out more about your vacancy (or vacancies) and organisation. To begin this process and find out if you are eligible, please complete the form below. Someone from the FUSE team will be in touch soon after.

Key dates:
  • Deadline to submit a vacancy - Wednesday 3rd May 2017
  • Closing date for graduates to apply - Sunday 28th May 2017
  • Final interviews with businesses to be held - 2nd, 3rd and 4th weeks of June


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If you have any questions, please email the team: businesses@fusegraduates.com

The project is run in collaboration with Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University.


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