||<p>The Sirius Programme, led by UK Trade and Investment, enables talented graduates
with innovative start up ideas to start a business in the UK. Successful applicants
receive support via a structured mentoring programme and participants requiring a
visa, are able to access support through a dedicated visa route for the Sirius Programme.
The current programme is a 2 year pilot - the first round was launched on 6 September
2013 and closed on 15 January 2014. A total of 1543 people applied.<br><br>A second
round of the Sirius Programme will open shortly.</p>