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The Graduate Market in 2011

Chapter 5

Work Experience at Graduate Employers

T y p e s o f W o r k E x p e r i e n c e o n O f f e r i n 2 0 1 0 - 2 0 1 1 F o r t h e f i n a l p a r t o f t h e r e s e a r c h , t h e U K s l e a d i n g e m p l o y e r s w e r e a s k e d a b o u t t h e w o r k e x p e r i e n c e t h e y o f f e r e d t o u n d e r g r a d u a t e s t u d e n t s a n d r e c e n t g r a d u a t e s . M o r e t h a n t h r e e - f i f t h s o f t o p g r a d u a t e e m p l o y e r s a r e p r o v i d i n g i n d u s t r i a l p l a c e m e n t s f o r u n d e r g r a d u a t e s d u r i n g 2 0 1 0 - 1 1 ( s e e C h a r t 5 . 1 ) . T h e s e a r e t y p i c a l l y o r g a n i s e d a s p a r t o f u n i v e r s i t y d e g r e e c o u r s e s ( o f t e n d e s c r i b e d a s s a n d w i c h c o u r s e s ) a n d u s u a l l y l a s t b e t w e e n s i x a n d t w e l v e m o n t h s , g i v i n g s t u d e n t s f i r s t - h a n d e x p e r i e n c e o f t e c h n i c a l , c o m m e r c i a l o r r e s e a r c h r o l e s . M o s t p l a c e m e n t s a r e o r g a n i s e d o r f a c i l i t a t e d b y t h e u n i v e r s i t y o r f a c u l t y . A s i m i l a r n u m b e r o f e m p l o y e r s o f f e r p l a c e m e n t s t o s t u d e n t s d u r i n g t h e u n i v e r s i t y v a c a t i o n s , l a s t i n g m o r e t h a n t h r e e w e e k s . T h e s e i n t e r n s h i p s a r e u s u a l l y a i m e d a t p e n u l t i m a t e y e a r s t u d e n t s a n d c o m p e t i t i o n f o r p l a c e s c a n b e c o n s i d e r a b l e , w i t h g r a d u a t e r e c r u i t m e n t - s t y l e s e l e c t i o n p r o c e s s e s a t m a n y o r g a n i s a t i o n s . A q u a r t e r o f e m p l o y e r s o f f e r s h o r t e r v a c a t i o n e x p e r i e n c e s , l a s t i n g t h r e e w e e k s o r l e s s a n d a f i f t h o f o r g a n i s a t i o n s p r o v i d e p l a c e m e n t s f o r r e c e n t g r a d u a t e s . J u s t s i x o r g a n i s a t i o n s a r e n t o f f e r i n g a n y w o r k e x p e r i e n c e i n 2 0 1 0 - 2 0 1 1 .

Chart 5.1 Work Experience on Offer from the UK’s Top Employers in 2010-2011

Industrial placements as part of degree course, typically lasting 6-12 months

63%

Vacation placements for undergraduates, lasting more than 3 weeks

62%

Vacation placements for undergraduates, lasting 3 weeks or less

28%

Placements for recent graduates

22%

Pre-university placements for students during year-out

12%

No work experience available in 2011

6%

0

20

40 60 Percentage of top graduate employers

80

100

Source - The Graduate Market in 2011

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