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Graduate Champions Enterprise Scheme

Are you a recent graduate interested in starting your own business or becoming self-employed?

Would £250* help to kick start your idea?

DMU’s Graduate Champions Enterprise Scheme offers recent DMU graduates who have studied an undergraduate degree the chance to take part in a paid 3-day start-up programme, which will provide essential information and inspiration in regards to kick-starting your journey into self-employment.

Whether you already have an idea or would just like to find out more about self-employment, the Graduate Champions Enterprise Scheme will provide you with all you need to know to help get your idea off the ground.

Is it for me?

Over the 3-day scheme, you will get a better understanding of the requirements of self-employment, which includes marketing, sales, finance and legal issues. You will also be inspired by those who have been there and done it, as guest speakers will provide an insight into their own start-up journeys.

The sessions will be interactive, so you will get the chance to use your creative skills which in turn will improve your confidence in regards to making that step into self-employment

The scheme will start on Wednesday 10 January 2018 and will run for 3 days until Friday 12 January 2018. You will be contracted to attend the 3 day course.

Attendance will be required at all of the sessions to receive payment of £250*.

How do I apply?

To apply for a place on the scheme, you will need to complete a short application form.

Deadline for applications is Monday 27 November.

For any queries relating to the Graduate Champions Enterprise Scheme, please contact the Enterprise Team by email or call 0116 207 8914


*The £250 payment is subject to tax depending on your personal financial circumstances

Grad Champions

"Really enjoyed the interactive sessions which involved something fun & educational related to the topic. It was nice to be surrounded by so many aspiring entrepreneurs and ideas! Thanks!"

Jessica Mak, Graphic Design and Illustration


"All in all, a brilliantly put together scheme. Would definitely attend and go again if the chance arised"

Joseph Thomas, Media Production

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