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Computing alumnus joins Northumbria University's Graduate Futures team

Graduate Futures at Northumbria University have welcomed a new addition to their development team focused on employer engagement. Michael Peeke-Vout is an Alumnus from the Computer and Information Sciences department from the class of 2011. He has worked in the IT industry for over a decade, providing support for software development, web applications and more recently funding applications. Active in the community, Michael has played a supporting role for both local organisations and national governing bodies.

Michael’s role is Business Development Adviser to support employer engagement with academics, students, and graduates of Northumbria University and to improve graduate employment outcomes. “It’s great to be back at Northumbria and to have the chance to have a positive impact on current students and graduates, whilst hopefully opening the door for building more employer relationships with local and national businesses.”Michael Peeke-Vout

Michael joins the existing team of Business Development Advisers helping to deliver the Northumbria Enterprise & Business Support (NEBS) scheme to the business community. The NEBS scheme is an excellent package of support aimed at expanding micro and small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs and is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The scheme aims to support the growth and development of trading SMEs within Tyne and Wear and Northumberland.

Early stage SMEs/micro SMEs looking to take their first steps in hiring a graduate can benefit from a fully funded package of specialist advice via the ‘Know More.Grow More. How to Hire.’ Programme. The programme aims to equip businesses with expert guidance to help shape recruitment and HR practices. This consists of 12 hours of online advice over 5 weeks, including workshops and mentoring from highly skilled and successful business practitioners. The programme is open to businesses located in Tyne and Wear or Northumberland that have been trading for at least 12 months.

Interested SMEs are invited to sign up here.

Graduate Jobseekers can also benefit from the NEBS funded internship scheme. To find details of  current internships advertised by Northumbria Graduate Futures please visit JobsOnline, or directly to the Northumbria Enterprise Business Support internship scheme details.

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