Fuse: Connecting graduates and small businesses in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

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:

  • Targeted attraction of a cohort of graduates from the two universities and nationally
  • Graduate scheme style selection processes, including digital application form and video interviews to pre-sreen graduates before you see them
  • A follow on development programme for the graduates to ensure they hit the ground running

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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, and if you think your organisation could benefit then please register your interest

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

Key Facts

What does Fuse cost?

There is no cost for a company to participate, other than to have a suitable role and be prepared to pay a salary of more than £16k per annum (actual salary level is entirely at company discretion, and the Fuse team can advise on market rates)

Are there any sector constraints?

No, Fuse is open to companies from all sectors

What recruitment process do the graduates go through before they get to final interview with the company?

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Applicants will have been through an application form and video interview, all reviewed by experienced graduate recruiters. Information from these stages will be passed to you in advance of your interview with shortlisted graduates

Can I advertise my Fuse role elsewhere?

No, Fuse roles need to be exclusive to the Fuse programme (but they can be roles you have previously advertised and found hard to fill).

What size companies can participate?

Any company with 5-250 staff with a major office or HQ in the Nottingham and Notts area

More information

If you have any queries for the Fuse delivery team, or need more promotional information or content please contact:
0800 077 8377


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