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Graduate Champions Enterprise Scheme

Are you in your final year and interested in starting your own business or becoming self-employed after your graduate?

Would £250* help to kick start your idea?

DMU’s Graduate Champions Enterprise Scheme offers final year students who are studying 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 Monday 25 June and will run for 3 days until Wednesday 27 June. 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?

Due to an overwhelming number of applications, we have decided to close applications for this scheme early. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

For any queries relating to the Graduate Champions Enterprise Scheme or support with being self-employed, 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

Please note if you have already applied and been matched to a Graduate Champions 6 week Internship, you will not be able to take part in the Enterprise Scheme.

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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