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Placement Schemes

Creative Fuse North East offers funding and recruitment assistance with several student and graduate placement schemes for your organisation.

Creative Fuse Placements Programme

Short-term placements with graduate and postgraduate students to help your organisation develop its innovation capacity and expertise. Projects will be of strategic value to your business e.g. developing new products, accessing new markets, or developing new working practices. Placements will last between 4 and 12 weeks. This programme is led by the University of Sunderland Team.

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Hothouse Programme

Placing emerging undergraduate talent within ‘real-world’ scenarios. A student team will work to your project brief, supported and overseen by University of Sunderland academics. Placements typically last around 5-10 days, for fast-response ‘task and finish’ projects.

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Creative Connections Placement Scheme

Aimed at sole traders, micro-businesses, and SMEs in the creative or cultural sectors. 6 days intensive support from an experienced postgraduate student. The student will respond to your organisation’s project brief, produced in consultation with the Creative Connections team at Newcastle University Business School.

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Durham University Student Placements

We can match students to respond to specific problems or development opportunities in your business, and help you take the next steps. Student Placements can last from a few days to a few weeks depending on your needs and are fully funded and managed. All we need from you is a bright idea about a particular project that you don’t otherwise have the expertise or skills in.

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 Coming Soon:

Artists Innovation Placement Programme

Creative and Cultural Management Mini-KTPs