Careers service engagement with medium-sized enterprises
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has established a working group to look at HE engagement with medium-sized enterprises (MSEs). An academic from The University of Edinburgh Business School is leading a strand of this work, looking at the talent pipeline for MSEs.
Identifying and defining MSEs is a challenge for careers and employability services, particularly as the BIS definition for this is £25-50 million annual turnover. The nature of student and graduate recruitment in these organisations is likely to be driven by their business model rather than their turnover: for example, recruitment patterns for high value biotech will be different to those for high volume retail operation.
The input of other HE careers services is now being sought, especially:
• Any signposts to research or data you may have, or have come across, regarding graduate entry to and/or student employment with medium-sized enterprises.
• Any examples of good or innovative practice in engaging with such organisations, including from outside business disciplines.
Please contact Shelagh Green, Director of Careers Service at The Univeristy of Edinburgh, in the first instance, who will coordinate an AGCAS response.
Created on: 25 May 2012
Last updated: 25 May 2012