Grad schemes have much to recommend them and can be a great way to start your professional career. They’re just not the only way. Increasingly students and grads are starting to tap into the SME sector, finding exciting jobs and challenging projects in the process. Paul Griffin, Mechanical Engineer with consultancy DCA Design International, thought … Continue reading
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Finding internships with SMEs
Graduates who have had work experience or internships are much more likely to find graduate-entry jobs when they leave university. Work experience is no longer an optional extra; employers are looking for graduates who are ‘work ready’ and can step into the professional workplace. Continue reading
Working for an SME: a recruiter’s perspective….
The big graduate recruiters are always going to be a great source of job and internship opportunities, and for some students their job search will begin and end with the Times Top 100. But the ‘real’ graduate job market – not just the one represented in the media – is far more diverse with over … Continue reading
Start your career in an SME
It’s easy to see why so many students are drawn to the big graduate recruiters: prestige, salary, structured training and a fairly transparent (if sometimes rather lengthy) selection process. Competition for graduate schemes is intense, but the eye watering applicant to offer ratio doesn’t seem to deter students – quite the opposite. And there’s some … Continue reading