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Supporting SMEs

Many Warwick students recognise that a career with an SME offers increased responsibility earlier in their career, as well as a wider breadth of opportunity. Students are interested in working for a smaller organisation that offers immediate challenges and where they can see the impact of their contribution.

Employer Connect will work closely with you to learn about and understand your business in order to recommend the best plan to meet your recruitment needs.

Benefits to your business

At Warwick, students are taught to question, challenge and bring about new solutions. They have the desire to learn new skills and make a positive contribution. A flexible and versatile curriculum allows students to specialise in a subject area, or widen their options by studying modules from a different department.

Importantly, our students learn skills that can be successfully transferred to SME employers, including leadership, commercial awareness, adaptability, networking and customer focus.

Warwick views work experience as a significant factor in a student’s employability and encourages students to undertake placements, internships or short term work experience projects from an early stage.

Our Internships Development team (IDT) supports this learning so that you can benefit from the skills, competencies and the specialist knowledge Warwick students offer. The Internships, Placements & Work Experience website brings together best practice, information and resources to support you when you are considering the many ways you can engage with our students.

Placements, internships and work experience also provide you with valuable opportunities to assess a student’s long term employment potential, enabling you to spot talent and recruit effectively within your business.

Please contact the Employer Connect team to learn more