Working for a small business is fast becoming a very attractive option for today's graduates; the opportunity to work within close proximity of senior management and being part of a close knit team from the outset can be a very rewarding experience.
The benefits are proven as more and more graduates are staying in Wales to develop their careers with a Small to Medium Sized Business.
We asked a number of students and graduates currently working for small businesses in Wales what they think:
“My attitude to work has slightly changed, as I found many benefits of working in small sized enterprises, such as a very friendly working atmosphere, where you can get plenty of support and advice.”
“It was interesting to see how a small business operates, my main role involves laboratory work however I have also gained an insight into the marketing side of the business.”
“We work very much as a team and I'm constantly kept up to date with changes within the company that may not directly affect my immediate role.”
“Working for a small company gave me the opportunity to work in all areas of the business.”
“I would like to continue to work for a small to medium sized firm as I feel the employer/employee relationship is more effective in terms of communication.”
“Working in a small organisation has been a valuable experience where there has been a great deal of team spirit and support.”