Work experiences like placements and internships are an excellent opportunity to bring the best talent to the business and offers doctoral students a good opportunity to establish a relationship with an employer that may develop into a job offer.
‘An internship is ideal to prove the person fits the job ’
Edmund Nash, Detica
‘15% of employers who responded to this survey use placements and internships to build stronger relationships with universities and to identify potential recruits ’
Survey of employer practice 2009
New report makes use of existing research evidence, information and expert inputs to address the extent and range of researcher-business interactions. It depicts a landscape that is evolving and possibly on the point of step change. Institutional knowledge exchange activities have offered a small minority of researchers the opportunity to interact deeply with businesses, through which some participants undoubtedly have derived much career and personal development benefit. However, engagement with businesses and external organisations in the form of a placement or exchange has remained distinctly for the minority.