LJMU Graduate Futures

Connecting SMEs to Graduate Talent

(Registered as LCR Graduate)

At Liverpool John Moores University we recognise the considerable value our students and graduates bring to the Liverpool City Region economy. By retaining this talent, we can support businesses, at all scales and in all sectors, whilst fostering a network of collaboration and shared-opportunity.

LJMU Graduate Futures is a £2.4m project funded through the European Social Fund, providing opportunities to increase graduate retention through collaboration, joint-working and knowledge transfer partnerships across the Liverpool City Region eco-system.

Our project works hand-in-hand with SMEs (under 250 employees with an annual turnover under 50m euros) to deliver funding solutions by talent matching them to our students and graduates. We fund this via three routes;

  1. Student internships – helping you to solve a particular problem in a short term 140-hour project, covering 100% of your recruitment and salary costs
  2. Sandwich placements – allowing a student to work in your company for 12 months full-time before returning to complete their studies, covering all your recruitment costs and 50% salary costs
  3. Graduate placements – employing a recent graduate of our university to work in your business to apply their knowledge as they start their career journey, covering 50% of your recruitment and salary costs.

If you are an SME operating in the Liverpool City Region you can find out more and book an appointment to speak with us.

For student and graduate opportunities, you can find out more and book to join one of our events.

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Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, at LJMU Graduates Futures eventLJMU Graduate Futures recently played host to the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce and Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region. On 9th December we welcomed over 50 Chamber members to our flagship Student Life Building to reflect on the subject of ‘COP26: What Next for the Liverpool City Region?’. LJMU’s student sustainability champions Paul Gilhooley and Emma Wood were also given the opportunity to ask questions that reflected some of the asks of fellow students around climate action. Read more here.

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