Thursday, 16 December 2010

SPEED programme success

Recent graduates David Healey and Keith Vickers have just been accepted on the SPEED 2011 scheme. "Competition has been tough" said David "there have been 60 applicants for just 20 places, so we are really thrilled to have been offered this wonderful opportunity" he continued.

SPEED 2011 offers students from and recent graduates any course, the opportunity to develop their business ideas whilst at University. Running since march 2009, the £5million project, partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund, aims to help students become the entrepreneurs of the future.

Students accepted on the SPEED WM programme will get financial and support assistance tailored to suit their particular need, as well as provision of training days and workshops.

The programme lasts for a period of 36 weeks and acts as an integral part of the University experience; it is designed to either offer an alternative to the traditional work-based placement or to run alongside a studies.

Successful students, such as Keith and David, will receive training and access to a variety of internal and external resources to give them the best chance of generating an income from their business and will be coached at each stage of their development.

The principle of the SPEED WM project is to give students the opportunity to improve their business skills through the development of a business idea in a supportive environment.
To find out more about speed, visit:
Congratulations Keith and David.

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