This report draws on original survey evidence collected by the National Centre for Universities and Business from 34 businesses during December 2015 to March 2016, where respondents primarily comprise our business members.

Key findings include:

  • There is a large amount of work experience relating to undergraduates, with paid internships being the most common in 2015
  • Business engagement in work experience matters for staying ahead of competitors in the race for talent
  • Businesses rely on relationships with universities to source undergraduates for work experience