What is an SME?
(Small or medium-sized enterprise)
An SME is a small or medium-sized company that employs between 50 and 250 people. SMEs represent 99% of all businesses in the EU.
Why work for an SME?
Working for an SME has some real benefits over working for a large corporate or international company...
- With smaller teams and less employees, you’ll have more responsibility and be exposed to more, sooner.
- SMEs have a more personable culture, with less distance between junior, senior and management staff.
- There is greater scope for personal growth and development.
“I joined an SME after graduating. I’d only applied to big-name grad schemes, but then I found the SME, and it made SO much more sense. I realised I’d have more exposure and responsibility in a smaller company, and that’s exactly how it’s worked out! 5 years of development has been packed into just 3 years.”
Conor, RMP Enterprise