Blemain Group, the Manchester-based specialist lender has received arecord number of applications for its 2012 graduate training scheme. Some 350 graduates have applied for four roles at the business’s head office.


In previous years the scheme has received approximately 150 applications.  The scheme was recently restructured to work on a rotational basis , allowing successful candidates to spend time in  different  parts of the business over the course of two years. Whilst the overhaul was expected to encourage more applicants, the number has surpassed predictions.


Kevin Fisher, human resources director at Blemain Group commented: “The number and quality of applications have been much higher than we ever expected. It’s great to see that so many people are attracted to the opportunity of working with us.”


“While some business are reducing their graduate intake, we’ve invested heavily into the new scheme, making it centrally-funded so more of our business units can benefit from the experience of having a graduate. There is a realwealth of new talent entering the market place and they will make a real difference to the industry given the opportunity.”


 36 candidates are now being selected to attend assessment days and one-to-one interviews with senior Blemain Group management. The four successful applicants will start in September.