Network75 is beneficial to companies as the scheme provides a cost-effective means of accessing graduate employees. Our research has shown that 70% of companies who have participated in work experience believed that Network75 undergraduates provide knowledge, expertise and qualities that non-graduate employees could not. These include: methodical thinking, management skills, ability to learn new skills more quickly, enthusiasm, transferable skills, general knowledge and technical/IT abilities.
The Network75 scheme helps to maximise growth in the area by facilitating exchanges of information and innovative knowledge between industry and HE. The project also contributes to the development of the region’s Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) workforce through education and training of its potential and current employees.
Five reasons why companies choose Network75:
Network75 is available to any company regardless of size, whether a sole trader or large multi-national company, the only condition is that companies are able to provide a professional training and development program, providing relevant experiences to trainees. Companies can also recommend existing employees to participate in the scheme, with companies choosing whether the employee remains employed on the scheme or transfers to our bursary scheme.
Debbie Precious, Development & Training Manager at Morgan Sindall states.. "The Network 75 programme addresses the engineering and technology skills shortage that currently exists within the local area. In our experience, the combined work and study route helps to create industry ready graduates who grow professionally within our company over a period of five years. Full time undergraduates don't always have the opportunity to develop practical work experience skills alongside their technical studies, this initiative assists in addressing this whilst being cost effective for the business. Our involvement with the scheme has been invaluable in providing a straightforward, cost effective means of accessing high quality graduate employees".