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Cyprus launches a jobs initiative to give 5000 graduates and young jobseekers valuable work experience

Unemployed young people and recent graduates are the focus of a work experience initiative just extended by the government of Cyprus with ESF support. Funding is aimed at projects to give six months’ work experience in the public or private sector, explained Labour Minister Zeta Emilianidou. Some 2500 university graduates and an equal number of unemployed young people with secondary qualifications are covered, and can expect opportunities to gain valuable paid experience and enrich their CVs. The €40 million ESF co-funded initiative is an extension of a successful 2013 scheme aimed at graduates, which has now been widened to include those with fewer qualifications.