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Report of the Placements Working Group. Malcolm Skingle, GSK February 2012. Aims of the Working Group. Define “Placements” Produce Evidence Based Report Address Issues Highlight Benefits & Good Working Practice Produce Recommendations Define a Strategy.

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Report of the placements working group

Report of the Placements Working Group

Malcolm Skingle, GSK

February 2012


Aims of the working group

Aims of the Working Group

Define “Placements”

Produce Evidence Based Report

Address Issues

Highlight Benefits & Good Working Practice

Produce Recommendations

Define a Strategy


Placements definitions evidence

Placements: Definitions & Evidence

  • Definition covers work experience

    • Undergraduates

      • Projects

      • Sandwich Courses

    • Internships

      • Undergraduate/Postgraduate

    • Postgraduate & Postdoctoral

      • PhD Studentships (CASE & Internships)

      • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

      • Postdoctoral Secondments

  • Evidence Based Report Produced


Placements the issues

Placements: The Issues

  • Employers

  • Placements are time consuming/ resource intensive

  • Difficulty in devising/ managing projects

  • Participants need training

  • Internal staff need training or mentoring

  • Competition between universities

  • Schemes to deliver placements confusing

  • Awareness of grants on offer can be low

  • Finance, HR, Legal & IP issues

  • Individuals

  • Tuition fees & student loan interest

  • Quality placements decreasing

  • Highly competitive

  • Accreditation

  • Not always paid

  • Confusion over types of grants available

  • Benefits of placements are not always clearly visible in terms of future career prospects

ISSUES

  • Higher Education

  • Competition between universities for industry places

  • Resource intensive to facilitate & manage esp. CROs/SMEs

  • Assessment can be difficult

  • Commercially sensitive projects

  • Time away from teaching and research

  • Commitment from participants may vary

  • Ensuring quantity & quality


Placements the benefits

Placements: The Benefits

  • Employers

  • Enriches talent pool & enhances recruitment

  • Improves collaboration with academia

  • Develops links with specific research and teaching areas

  • Aid the development of own employees

  • Enable project work that might not otherwise have happened

  • Enables access to public funding

  • Individuals

  • Develops industry relevant skills & employability

  • Work experience in a professional environment

  • Broadens career and industry awareness

  • Adds relevance to study and improves motivation

  • Makes a positive contribution to employer

  • Builds confidence

BENEFITS

  • Higher Education

  • Enriches skills/employability of students & researchers

  • Improves collaboration with industry

  • Promotes excellence of the institution

  • Demonstrates the wider context of higher education

  • Aids development of own employees

  • Enables project work that might not otherwise have happened

  • Stakeholders

  • Improves collaboration across industry & education

  • Increases effectiveness of public funding

  • Links education & research with policy making, business & the public

  • Enables innovation & economic growth


Recommendations

Recommendations

  • Engage Industry, Higher Education & Trainees

    • Offer employers an incentive, such as R&D Tax Credits or a National Insurance Holiday

    • Devise routes to increase SME & CRO placement provision, quality assurance & training

    • Offer participants a fixed tuition fee & student loan interest freeze

    • Showcase benefits & good working practice

  • New Ways of Working

    • Coordinate sector wide collaboration

    • Explore international placements through ERASMUS, EMTRAIN, UKTI & British Council

    • Consider training & mentoring for all participants

  • Raise Profile & Reward Activity

    • Champion & enhance existing programmes & support packages

    • Recognise & reward good working practice


Strategy

Strategy

Not-for-Profit

Placements Service

  • National Training Programme

  • Mentoring for industry & academic participants

  • Pre-placement training

  • Practical & employability skills

  • Health & safety compliance

  • Business improvement techniques

  • Ensure high quality experience

  • Ensure impact in teaching & research collaboration

  • National Conference & Awards Ceremony

  • Opportunity to bring sector together

  • Increases profile of placements

  • Increases networking and collaboration

  • Recognises & rewards through awards

  • Focus for media campaign

  • National Centre for Excellence

  • Showcases benefits & good working practice

  • Facilitates placement uptake by supporting industry, particularly SME/CRO engagement

  • Helps devise projects & placements

  • Supports participants through application & recruitment process, payroll, HR & legal issues

  • Champions grants & financial support

  • Ensures quality

  • Creates national & international profile


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