This article will show you the importance of the Internship. Student and graduate
"internships" are very important, because they
significantly increase the chance of graduates finding employment. To an
employer, a candidate who has spent time working for a firm within a particular
industry shows commitment to a particular career, enthusiasm for a particular
job and importantly, has experience.
Internships are Large Experience
Internships are also very useful to interns themselves as they offer the
chance to find out what working for a particular company, or within a certain
industry, is really like. Internships also allow interns to make contacts with
managers and recruiters, which can later be used to negotiate full-time
Salaries For The Duration of Internships
Companies also usually pay interns for their time during an internship, and
salaries can be very good indeed. The highest recorded pay for an internship in
2008 was ?800 a week, offered to interns at BarCap.
Getting an Internship
Internships can be highly competitive, in fact most internships receive more
applications than employer's graduate schemes themselves. Often candidates are
required to visit companies for interviews and/or assessment days where they
must impress recruiters sufficiently in order to be offered the internship.
Internships can get you Appointed
It is not unusual for graduates to return to the organization who hired them
as an intern, for full-time employment. Graduate recruitment surveys have found
that almost half of all employers convert at least a fifth of their
interns into permanent staff members.