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ERIC Number: EJ892822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3108
The Use of Management Trainee Schemes in Higher Education Institutions
Whitchurch, Celia
Perspectives: Policy and Practice in Higher Education, v14 n3 p76-79 Jul 2010
This article arises out of responses to a survey of three management trainee schemes, analysed by the author in response to a request by the scheme organisers, and builds on the work of Bolton (2008). Based on four responses from two pre-1992 institutions, and three responses from one post-1992 institution, some clear themes emerged from the survey. It confirmed the sense of university management as an "accidental" profession, although individuals for the most part knew that they wanted to work in the public or not-for-profit sectors. Overall, there was a strong sense of satisfaction with, and a desire to stay in, higher education, with appreciation of the opportunities offered by the trainee schemes. In fact a majority of respondents mentioned strong competition to get onto their scheme, and a desire to make the most of the opportunities it provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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