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London, 17 April 2012 - Econsultancy, the leading provider of information and education to the digital marketing and e-commerce industries, has today announced a new Graduate Bootcamp programme which seeks to prepare bright, digitally savvy and work-ready graduates for digital roles.

Econsultancy and Inspiring Interns, a London-based recruitment agency which specialises in placing graduates in internships have formed this partnership to provide organisations with work-ready graduates. The week-long Graduate Bootcamp aims to deliver core digital skills and practical application alongside employability training and career coaching.

Programme graduates will be offered the opportunity to take a three month internship in a digitally focused role to put their newly acquired digital knowledge into practice. At the end of the internship it is hoped participants will be taken on in full time roles.

The programme is specifically aimed at graduates who might not have previously considered a role in digital. Econsultancy hopes to make entering into a digital role an easy first step for graduates and to attract a broad range of internship opportunities offered by our 120,000 strong member community. Each successful graduate will participate in Econsultancy training courses for free before selecting a role.

Econsultancy’s Head of Professional Development, Vivien Underwood commented, “Digital organisations are crying out for new talent, but for many the time and resource investment required to get someone up to speed is a significant barrier to hiring those with little or no previous experience. Internships offer companies a great chance to see new graduates ‘in situ’, and a training and internship programme such as this can help match the candidates’ skills to the organisation to make the experience more valuable and rewarding for both employer and intern.”

Ben Rosen, CEO of Inspiring Interns added “We see a lot of high-achieving graduates who would be a real asset to the digital sector but simply aren’t aware of the breadth of opportunity available. Digital is a complex sector with unique requirements. Training can give them confidence in their skills and their career choices and helps address the skills gap for those joining the industry, boosting graduate employability and supporting companies through provision of enthusiastic, well-suited and knowledgeable interns.”

The training programme starts on 25 June, with candidates ready to take on internships from 2 July. Partaking organisations will be able to select interns through video CVs and face to face interviews. The full cost for the three month programme (including Econsultancy digital marketing and e-commerce training) will be £2250 + VAT. Organisations wishing to submit an internship position should submit it to vivien.underwood@econsultancy.com or call 020 7269 1475 by Friday 1st June. To have your internship role used as the basis for candidate selection and to get first pick of the graduates, a £250 deposit payment is required.

The first training programme will start on 25 June. For further details visit http://econsultancy.com/hello/bootcamp.

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About Econsultancy
Econsultancy is a global independent community-based publisher, focused on best practice digital marketing and e-commerce, and is used by more than 400,000 internet professionals every month. Our hub has 120,000+ members worldwide from clients, agencies and suppliers alike.

We help our members build their internal capabilities via a combination of research reports and how-to guides, training and development, consultancy, face-to-face conferences, forums and professional networking. For the last 10 years, our resources have helped members learn, make better decisions, build business cases, find the best suppliers, accelerate their careers and lead the way in best practice and innovation. http://econsultancy.com

About Inspiring Interns
Inspiring Interns is London’s leading internship agency. In three years we have helped over 1,500 university leavers secure meaningful internships that provide fantastic work experience and crucial training, with 65% leading to permanent graduate jobs. Our expertise helps employers find the ideal candidate for their organisation while helping graduates negotiate the notoriously difficult path from education to employment. http://www.inspiringinterns.com

Media contacts:

Natalie Evans (@Econsultancy)
EMEA Marketing Manager
Tel. +44 20 7269 5083
Natalie.evans [@] econsultancy.com

Published on: 12:00PM on 17th April 2012