In a world where talent shortages dominate the headlines it is no surprise that organisations look to hire students from schools and colleges. This research shows that in the UK more students are being hired year on year but the mix of programmes is changing. Graduate hiring increased by just 1% whilst apprenticeships and school leavers rose by 50%.
The cynic in me thinks that this is more to do with the apprentice levy than this is the right type of programme to hire through for but maybe it is a win win for business and students?
The good news is that the uncertainty of Brexit is not diminishing the desire to hire fresh talent in 2018/19.
Overall student hires in the UK increased by 16% in 2018 when compared to 2017, according to research from the Institute of Student Employers. The research also found that while the number of graduate jobs (17,667) outstripped apprenticeship (5,499) and school leaver programmes (766), they continue to grow at a slower rate.