Graduate Transition to Employment Program

The Graduate Transition to Employment Program (GTEP) is an incentive for employers in Newfoundland and Labrador to hire Memorial University graduates.

GTEP provides $6,250 of the starting salary of an approved position for a period of 26 weeks and a $250 stipend for professional development or training.

How can Employers utilize GTEP?
Graduates are responsible for approaching employers of interest and promoting GTEP as a sales tool to garner full-time career related employment.

For employers who want to utilize GTEP but do not have a graduate in mind, Career Development will post a job(s) under GTEP on their behalf. If you would like to post a job please contact Danielle Jackson.

 Employer eligibility
Employers and/or organizations in the private sector (includes not-for profits) within Newfoundland and Labrador are eligible to avail of GTEP funding. Federal and/or provincial government departments and agencies are not eligible. Employer must also be willing to match the GTEP contribution which equals $6,250.

Graduate eligibility
All Memorial University graduates who have successfully completed a post-secondary program (minimum duration of one academic year) and are currently unemployed or underemployed (i.e. working less than 20 hrs./week or not in an area related to their field of study). This includes Memorial graduates from the main campus in St. John's, the Marine Institute and the Grenfell campus in Corner Brook.

How to apply?

To hire a gradute under this program the employer must complete an Employer Application Form and the graduate must complete a Graduate Application Form 

These two forms must be submitted as a complete application and e-mailed to Ginny Fugarino.

Employment cannot commence until the full application has been received and approved.

For more information please contact: Danielle Jackson or (709) 864-8690.

The Graduate Transition to Employment Program (GTEP) is coordinated through Career Development at Memorial University and funded by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.


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