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Hear from employers


This report is split into different economic sectors and contains interviews with a selection of employers.* This is what they have to say about working with universities.


Read the employer interviews by clicking on the sectors below.



Within each of the sectors above we hear from employers about their experience of university-business collaboration and the students and graduates they work with as a result of this collaboration. From major blue-chip companies down to small and rapidly-innovating businesses, their stories dispel some myths about the value of a university degree and the experience of businesses engaging with universities.  They demonstrate that employers value Alliance graduates because they study in a real-world learning environment that merges academic and vocational training and delivers the skills and abilities to make their business a success. This is not a traditional university experience but it is a world-class offer that is driving growth in the UK. Here we are celebrating that success.




* NB: some of these companies will span more than one sector. They are categorised here for ease.