Bioeconomy employers needed to shape the graduate talent pipeline

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The University of Hull is asking for bioeconomy employers to take part in research to help shape a graduate talent pipeline for the industry.

University of Hull researcher, Emma Peasland is conducting interviews with bioeconomy employers to find out about graduate roles in your business and your experiences of graduate recruitment. Interviews will also cover the skills and attributes you feel are essential and whether there is a perception of a ‘skills gap’ amongst graduate recruits.

Emma Peasland said: “This research has the potential to create a blueprint for educators to enhance their programmes and create the highly skilled graduates needed by the growing bioeconomy. We’re interested in finding out how you think graduates can develop the necessary skills and attributes to contribute to your organisation. The interviews should only take around 30-60 minutes and give employers the opportunity to feed into this research and really shape future education programmes to get the best graduate recruits for their businesses.”

The research covers bioeconomy businesses based in East or North Yorkshire, North or North-east Lincolnshire or Teesside. If you are interested in participating or would like more information please contact Emma Peasland at e.peasland@hull.ac.uk

The research is part of the THYME Project – a collaboration between the universities of York, Hull and Teesside, delivered in partnership with the Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC) and BioVale. Funded by the Connecting Capabilities Fund of Research England, the £5 million project is focused on developing the bioeconomy across Yorkshire, the Humber and the Tees Valley, building on the existing knowledge and innovation in the region.

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