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Author:
Venue:
Date:
Stimulating entrepreneurial
features
Jerry Allen & Chris Birch
ISBE Conference
4th
November 2010
Try ...
Outline
• Pilot study 2009 (growth unemployed
professionals)
• Graduate unemployment
• TVU response
• Results
• Discussion...
Graduate unemployment
• 22,000 (2009)
• Lost talent pool
• Government
responses
– Feb 2009 ECIF
– Dec 2009 Internships
• S...
The TVU response
• 8 week paid internship
• 3 courses (2 wks)
– Vodcasting
– Presentation &
Communication Skills
– Enhanci...
Results
• 290 interns in 10 months
• 93% completion rate
• 3:1 applicants /projects
• 38 full time jobs created
• 130 sati...
Discussion – Employer/graduate
• Bleak horizon for graduate employment
• Spiral of psychological decline
• Break the ‘job ...
Recommendations
• Web page
www.tvu.ac.uk/fsintern
• Employer Account Manager
• Accurate data management
• Check interns st...
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  1. 1. Author: Venue: Date: Stimulating entrepreneurial features Jerry Allen & Chris Birch ISBE Conference 4th November 2010 Try before you buy: A case study of graduate internships
  2. 2. Outline • Pilot study 2009 (growth unemployed professionals) • Graduate unemployment • TVU response • Results • Discussion • Recommendations
  3. 3. Graduate unemployment • 22,000 (2009) • Lost talent pool • Government responses – Feb 2009 ECIF – Dec 2009 Internships • Speed of delivery
  4. 4. The TVU response • 8 week paid internship • 3 courses (2 wks) – Vodcasting – Presentation & Communication Skills – Enhancing your career • 6 wks with employer
  5. 5. Results • 290 interns in 10 months • 93% completion rate • 3:1 applicants /projects • 38 full time jobs created • 130 satisfied employers • Employer engagement
  6. 6. Discussion – Employer/graduate • Bleak horizon for graduate employment • Spiral of psychological decline • Break the ‘job experience’ conundrum • Employer benefits (Weible 2010) • Span the academic vocational divide • Knowledge transformation cycle (university/intern/employer) Carlile & Rebentisch 2003) • Partnerships - new employer led models
  7. 7. Recommendations • Web page www.tvu.ac.uk/fsintern • Employer Account Manager • Accurate data management • Check interns still available • Take Business Brokers with you • Be realistic about your reach
  • ginajab

    Apr. 12, 2013

Case study on graduate internships delivered at ISBE Annual Conference 4th Nov 2010

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