Placement Office Success & Growth
The last year has been a rewarding and proud time for the York Management School’s Placement’s Office welcoming back the School’s first returning cohort from their placement year and seeing continued and increased success from students on-placement, and also second year student's securing great placements that have begun this summer.
The last year has been a rewarding and proud time for the York Management School’s Placement’s Office as they welcome back the School’s first returning cohort from their placement year. Feedback from across the School has been consistently high with praise about students’ professionalism, being referred to as a “joy to teach.” The School is also delighted that around 30% received graduate job offers from their placement employers.
A number of the School’s returning students have happily shared their advice and experience of the whole placement process with second year placement students, which has been great support in their placement search.
The School prepares to welcome back their second cohort in September with the feedback from employers on their progress being very promising.
A record number of 45 students left the School this summer to begin their placements and there is still time for more to be placed before the start of the next academic year.
The School’s Placement Coordinator, Nicola Clemmit, said, “We are very happy with how the placement service is developing. We are increasing numbers of placed students year upon year, and have a good mix of employers across large multinationals and SMEs. There are opportunities for all students needs.
We have continued to place at a number of companies year on year including Morgan Stanley, Intel, GSK, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, The Walt Disney Company and Tech Data. We are building new relationships with many companies including BMW, Arla Foods, HP, Panasonic and Morrisons.
Our strong reputation attracts many employers to actively recruit from The York Management School, which alongside the comprehensive support provided in the School from the beginning of first year, provides students with the best possible chance of securing a great placement.
There are a number of exciting developments progressing in the School which will only work to benefit our students even further. For example, a number of employers are delivering skills sessions and providing networking opportunities in the School next term which will strengthen the support provided further.”
With the year in industry routes becoming more and more popular, The York Management School has seen a significant and continuing increase in student numbers opting on to the placement route. This is largely due to students recognising the need for work experience in order to secure graduate positions.
The Graduate Market in 2014 – High Fliers report stated:
“Over half the recruiters who took part in the research repeated their warnings from previous years – that graduates who have had no previous work experience at all are unlikely to be successful during the selection process and have little or no chance of receiving a job offer for their organisations’ graduate programmes.”
The report continued to evidence the trend in recruiting graduates from undergraduate students who have gained work experience in the company:
“Recruiters have confirmed that a record 37% of this year’s entry-level positions are expected to be filled by graduates who have already worked for their organisations – either through paid internships, industrial placements or vacation work – and therefore are not open to other students from the ‘Class of 2014’.
The School expects further increase in numbers on their year in industry degrees and are looking forward to developing on their placement success in 2014/15.