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.