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Speed date your way to a job

Published: 4th February 2010

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A UNIQUE ‘speed dating’ recruitment event has been set up for students and businesses in Manchester.

The session, which will be hosted by Manchester Masters – a graduate programme designed to keep the best student minds in Manchester – will take place at Manchester Metropolitan University on 18 February 2010 between 9am and 1pm.

The Manchester Masters programme offers ten winners four paid placements each throughout the year, working in a variety of PR, advertising, marketing, and digital roles with leading Manchester companies.

Students also undertake a free masters degree from Manchester Metropolitan Business School.


The matchmaking session is for students who make the final 50 shortlist, but do not make the final ten.

The aim of the event is to give the city’s highest calibre students the chance to get in front of top employers and offer an effective and innovative way for creative businesses in the region to find a graduate employee.

Sandy Lindsay, project director for Manchester Masters and managing director of Tangerine PR, said: “Many North West companies have always thought about employing a graduate, but finding the right person and sifting through CVs can be challenging and time consuming.

“By bringing graduates and businesses together, this event makes it easier for companies to discover people who can make a genuine difference to their organisation, and supports students in finding their perfect career match.”

Places available

A limited number of business places are still available for the Manchester Masters matchmaking event. Interested companies can find out more by emailing or calling 0161 817 6600.

For more information on Manchester Masters, visit

The scheme is jointly funded by NESTA, the Northwest Regional Development Agency and Manchester City Council and was initiated through
Manchester: Knowledge Capital's Innovation Manchester programme.