InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 5 No. 1 Innovation through Knowledge Transfer 2013
Volume Editors KES International
Journal ISSN 2051-6002
Article TitleGraduate Internship lead to Graduate Jobs: a comparison of case evidence in 2010 & 2012
Primary AuthorJerry Allen, The University of Greenwich, UK
Other Author(s) Victor Newman
Pages 194 - 200
Article ID inkt13-024
Publication Date 21-Oct-13

A graduate level job is the driving force behind the majority of students. In tough economic times, this is increasingly difficult to achieve. This study highlights two distinct graduate internship programmes at two different London Universities to assist graduates secure graduate level employment. Comparative results are discussed with 405 interns, which created initially 60 jobs with anecdotal evidence of many more. Although the final argument is inconclusive, the positive affects, which internships have on graduate employability is discussed together with the benefits internships provide to business. A template for improving graduate employability is suggested.

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