A good degree is not sufficient by itself to gain good graduate employment. Employers are looking for transferable skills and prefer work experience – probably not top of the agenda for most 17/21-year-old students who are still trying to decide on their career paths!
EDT, a not for profit organisation, offers through YINI a high value, low risk option, as students do not have to defer their University place unless they accept an offer with YINI, and the registration is free.
A 9/12-month placement could provide some of the structure that admission tutors look for in personal statements and still allow time to travel. Last year nearly 600 students were given this invaluable start to their careers.
Probably a YINI will appeal to students studying Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths or Physics, but it may also be of interest to many others. I am attaching a brief synopsis of some local openings, but there are many more, both regionally and nationally.
Here are a couple of testimonies of YINI Alumni:
“This year has been the most challenging and one of the best experiences of my life. Totally worthwhile. I have learnt so much!!” Tamaryn Johns, AstraZeneca
“This has been a massive step in my personal development and will be the foundation for my degree and my future career. This has been extremely valuable in terms of both general and specific work experiences. I had no idea I would gain so much when I embarked on this venture.” Sascha Kellert, Serco Group Ltd
Please find below a poster of our current vacancies for a Summer 2016 start – please advertise these to your students in a prominent place. If you or any of your students would like to find out more, we would like to hear from you. More details can be found on our website www.yini.org.uk or information can be requested from Kerrie on 0161 278 2577 or from firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY 1 DECEMBER, 6pm @ ALTRINCHAM TOWN HALL
Hear from current students, industry professionals and tutors. To book a place or for more information on this course, email:
email@example.com or call 0161 886 7000
A new accounting and financial services academy sponsored by the Sale & Altrincham Chamber of Commerce gives you the chance to gain all the knowledge and skills you’ll need to achieve in this
Study full time on the internationally recognised and
respected AAT course and benefit from:
> Your very own mentor from the professional sector
> Work experience placement
> Expert tuition and guidance from tutors who are experienced accountants
> Visiting speakers from industry
> A fast-track to a career in Accounting without university loans
Combine paid work experience with study towards a relevant qualification in accounting and financial services with qualifications including CIMA, AAT, ICAEW and the Chartered Insurance Institute. Businesses are recruiting throughout the UK.
A Kaplan Internship is an alternative route into a new career path that doesn’t rely on previous academic qualifications and combines formal study with employability skills with up to 6 weeks work experience in a business.