Work experience as a gateway to talent in the UK: Assessing business views
- Published: Thursday, 16 June 2016 13:19
- Written by National Centre for Universities and Business
This report draws on original survey evidence collected by the National Centre from 34 businesses during December 2015 to March 2016, where respondents primarily comprise our business members. We explore business practices and processes around work experience offers and related considerations for student engagement in work experience, the use of work experience to facilitate social mobility, and consequent implications for talent supply. We also consider solutions for improving student access to opportunities and associated business access to skilled undergraduates.