Good news for SMEs

Small can be beautiful – good post about working for smaller companies

The Careers Service Blog

There is a huge myth that graduates are only successful if they secure a role on a graduate job scheme as they believe that this is the only route open to them. This is reinforced by a recent survey which indicates that only one-third of 16 to 25 year-olds leaving full-time education had aspirations to work for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). So what are SMEs? The term refers to businesses which have fewer than 250 staff and a turnover of no more than £50 million.

Recent research from Santander Business Banking, suggests that SMEs have generated more than two and a half times as many jobs from 2013 to 2017, compared to larger firms. So, it’s important to realise that graduate schemes are certainly not the only route to success. If this trend of job creation continues at this level, it is predicted that by 2030 SMEs could…

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