Students are usually open to any kind of job role, as they simply need experience in a work place. They can sometimes be at a disadvantage for not having work experience and a degree alone may not suffice. Along with the required experience, students usually need funds to get them through the coming year and in turn they will work hard, for minimum wage.
As a company, hiring students can work to an employers benefit in more ways than one; by using it as a unique selling point when marketing themselves. Companies get a lot of good press for supporting apprentices and younger generations, therefore employing students could enhance a companies culture in a positive light.
This may also give employers the opportunity to feel influential to the younger generations. Who knows… a student that temps at a particular company for the summer may be the next Richard Branson or Bill Gates and their first summer job may have been the push that got the ball rolling! Employers should feel good about offering their experience and knowledge with students.
Finally, who says a student employee is just for summer? Christmas, Easter and other busy periods may prompt the need for some extra hands and who better to call then the trusty student who worked over the summer!