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Irwin Mitchell Backs Sheffield’s RISE Internship Scheme

Law Firm’s Offices Host Induction Day For Groundbreaking Initiative

09.09.2015

National law firm Irwin Mitchell has lent its support to a groundbreaking initiative in Sheffield designed to help SMEs take on graduates in internship roles.

The RISE Internship scheme, which is funded by core partners Sheffield City Council, the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University, sees small businesses supported to employ graduates on internships of a minimum of six months.

Initially launched two years ago, the scheme has so far helped 120 SMEs in Sheffield to take on more than 165 graduates.

Both the businesses involved and graduates are supported by the RISE team throughout the internship, through development events, site visits and support for their internal training.

This year, Irwin Mitchell has lent a hand to the scheme by hosting the induction event for this year’s third intake of graduates at its Sheffield offices.

Paul Blake, Managing Director of Blake UK, said: “The RISE scheme has worked very well for recruiting our first graduate, and we are looking to continue the success with another.”

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