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Supporting international students with overseas LMI

As research for one of the modules of the AGCAS/Warwick CEIGHE Diploma, Rachel Coombes, trainee careers consultant at the University of Exeter, examined to what extent UK institutions should be trying to support international students with overseas labour market intelligence (LMI).

Vacancies on the Graduate Labour Market Task Group

The Graduate Labour Market Task Group (GLAM) is seeking two new members to join the group. GLAM works with HESA, HEFCE and other key stakeholders on a range of issues concerning DLHE and related data collections. It also develops good practice and resources to enable careers services to utilise graduate labour market information in innovative ways and support students in their journey after graduation.

Graduate labour market improves further, report university careers and employability services

The annual AGCAS graduate labour market survey reveals that the vast majority of the leaders of higher education careers and employability services believe that the graduate labour market improved further in 2015.

More than four in five (81.5%) of respondents to the AGCAS Heads of Service Graduate Market and Student Engagement Survey agree that the graduate labour market was more buoyant in the year to 31 July 2015 than the previous year. 

HESA publishes graduate employment figures

HESA has published performance indicators for the employment of leavers from higher education (HE). The statistics cover every HE institution in the UK and are based on the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey of 2011/12 graduates. The survey was changed for 2011/12 so the results are not comparable with those for previous years.

What Do Graduates Do? 2013 version now available

The 2013 edition of What Do Graduates Do? has been published. What Do Graduates Do? is a collaboration between the AGCAS Education Liaison Task Group and HECSU. The research shows the destinations of 242,285 first degree graduates and 81,650 postgraduates in January 2013 - six months after they had left university. This year's report features unprecedented data on postgraduate destinations.

AGCAS Country Profiles live on TARGETjobs and TARGETcourses

Following the official partnership between AGCAS and GTI Media, the AGCAS Publications Team is delighted to announce that 20 Country Profiles are now live on the and websites.

New members on the GLaM Sub Committee

New members have been appointed to the AGCAS Graduate Labour Market (GLaM) Sub Committee. Andrew Whitmore (Manchester) joins the group as Co-Chair working alongside Terry Dray, existing Co-Chair and the Heads of Service Representative on the AGCAS Board of Directors. The group is also joined by Christopher Tye (Reading) and Stephen Davie (Sheffield).

Graduate labour market buoyant, report heads of university careers services

A new survey from the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) reveals that the vast majority of the heads of careers and employability services believe that the graduate labour market improved further in 2014.

Graduate labour market statistics consultation

A consultation on the content and frequency of the Graduate labour market statistics (GLMS) publication has been launched. The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is seeking views from users of the statistics, specifically on the frequency and content of future releases.

Heads of higher education careers services report a healthy graduate job market in 2016, despite challenges of Brexit
Around 70% of respondents to the Annual AGCAS Graduate Labour Market and Student Engagement Survey reported an increase in graduate vacancies and saw the market as generally more buoyant than the previous year.

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#GEC15 The Graduate Employment Conference 2015, Manchester

Thu 11 Jun 2015

The 8th annual Graduate Employment Conference, organised by Gradcore, takes place on 11 June 2015 at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester. #GEC15 brings together graduate recruitment professionals, university heads of careers, employability specialists, policymakers and even some graduates. We continue to use our conference/unconference format, which involves a classic conference format in the morning and then a lively unconference in the afternoon, giving delegates the chance to share and air views and ideas.

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Winning the global race? Jobs, skills and the importance of vocational education

This IPPR briefing paper analyses the latest projections on the changing shape of the jobs market in the UK. It presents a more complex picture of the skills needs of the economy.

Fraser of Allander Institute Economic Commentary

This commentary includes the latest outlook and appraisal of the Scottish economy, outlines the forecasts for growth, employment and unemployment, reviews recent survey and labour market evidence and outlines developments in the public sector. 

Future skills supply and demand in Europe: Forecast 2012

This report analyses results of Cedefop's latest skill supply and demand forecasts up to 2020. The forecasts aim to provide evidence on future labour market developments to help to make informed decisions. They identify major economic and socio-demographic trends and examine their implications for labour market sectors, occupations and qualifications.

The youth employment challenge

This report is a follow up to the 2011 Youth Inquiry. It presents the latest evidence from the UKCES' comprehensive survey of employers to highlight how the labour market and recruitment practices have changed over the last decade.

Career Portfolios and the Labour Market for Graduates and Postgraduates in the UK

This is the first in a series of NCUB reports commissioned by HEFCE on business requirements for graduate and postgraduate skills. The report found that, in some sectors, degree subject is no longer sufficient to identify the best candidates and that, in a modern economy, employers seek agile staff who can adapt to rapidly changing conditions.

Working in Fitness: An analysis of the fitness industry in the UK

The Working in Fitness Survey is a key source of information on the fitness industry across the UK. Now in its tenth year, it explores a range of issues, from salaries and working conditions through to professional membership and future expectations of staying in the industry.   

BIS Performance Indicators: The gap between the proportion of young graduates from professional backgrounds who go on to a "graduate job" 6 months after graduating and young graduates from non-professional backgrounds

This indicator provides one way of looking at the issue of how to ensure a more socially mobile society: are graduates from less advantaged backgrounds as able to enter 'graduate jobs' as their peers from more advantaged backgrounds? 

Construction Skills Network - Blueprint for Construction 2015-2019

The CITB's Construction Skills Network (CSN) has published new labour market research on the UK construction industry, giving the industry and its stakeholders the information it needs to plan for the next five years.

Over-qualification and skills mismatch in the graduate labour market

This report was commissioned by the CIPD to examine the available evidence on the extent to which graduates are over-qualified and over-skilled for the current labour market and the ways in which the labour market and occupations may have adapted to the growing supply of graduates.

A disaggregated analysis of the long run impact of vocational qualifications

This report analyses the long-term effect of vocational education and training on labour market outcomes. It provides a disaggregated analysis of the earnings and employment returns associated with vocational qualifications broken down by age of attainment, mode of attainment, and whether the qualification is full or non-full.

Financial Scrutiny Unit Briefing: Labour Market Update

This Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) briefing provides analysis of the current state of the Scottish labour market. This survey (February 2013) focuses on the reasons people are not participating in the labour market.

Labour Market Outlook: Winter 2013-14

This report, produced by CIPD in partnership with SuccessFactors, indicates that employment may continue to grow sharply during the first quarter of 2014, but less strongly than the last quarter of 2013. 

Employers are from Mars, young people are from Venus: Addressing the young people/jobs mismatch

This report explores the mismatch between employers and young people at the recruitment stage. It draws on a range of sources, including employer case studies, focus groups with young jobseekers, a mini-survey of Jobcentre Plus advisers, and interviews with career advisers and training providers.

Local Area Labour Markets in Scotland: Statistics from the Annual Population Survey 2013

This publication aims to provide reliable and up-to-date information on local area labour markets and covers employment, underemployment, inactivity and youth participation in the labour market within Scotland and its local authorities. Findings are based on statistics from the Annual Population Survey (APS) 2013.

A Question of Degree: The Effects of Degree Class on Labour Market Outcomes

This paper estimates the sorting (signalling or screening) effects of university degree class on labour market outcomes. It compares labour market outcomes by degree class, six months after completing a course. The data is based on DLHE from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Analysis of the latest economic growth and labour market figures for Scotland

This Briefing Note, published by the Centre for Public Policy for Regions, examines the latest figures for Scottish economic growth and the labour market. 

Women in the labour market

This report examines women in the labour market. It looks at employment rates, occupations, skill levels of jobs, and pay for women - and compares this with men. It also considers women with and without children.

Mapping the occupational destinations of new graduates

This report examines the transitions that new graduates make as they leave university and enter the labour market. It investigates the extent to which, on exit from university, students from different socio-economic backgrounds are more or less likely to enter a 'status' occupation.

Key Results on Education and Labour Market in Scotland (2011 Census)

This bulletin presents key results from Scotland's 2011 Census on education and the labour market. As part of this release, qualifications data are available for all people aged 16 and over, and labour market tables are available for people aged 16 to 74.

The future of employment: How susceptible are jobs to computerisation?

This publication examines how susceptible jobs are to computerisation by implementing a novel methodology to estimate the probability of computerisation for 702 detailed occupations. Based on these estimates, the authors examine expected impacts of future computerisation on US labour market outcomes, with the primary objective of analysing the number of jobs at risk and the relationship between an occupation's probability of computerisation, wages and educational attainment.

The Labour Market Story

This series of five reports provides an assessment of the UK labour market, including skills supply and demand, use of skills at work, and skills needs in the future. It draws on research by UKCES, other UK organisations and international sources to identify how the UK is performing relative to international competitors.

Unlocking Scotland's Full Potential: boosting skills, wages, equality and growth

This paper assesses recent economic developments in Scotland, particularly in the labour market, and the outlook for the months and years ahead.

Occupational Sorting of School Graduates: The Role of Economic Preferences

This research paper explores the relationship between young graduates' risk attitudes and occupation-specific earnings risk, as well as the relationship between their patience and the slope of the earnings profile of the occupation they choose at the time when they have completed their education.

Building a Creative Nation: The Next Decade

This report explores what current literature reveals about the future skills needs of the creative and cultural industries. It aims to synthesise the current drivers of change the sector is facing, and review what the literature is anticipating about future skills needs and gaps.

NUS Commission on the Future of Work

In early 2014, the NUS launched its Future of Work Commission – a call for evidence from students, students' unions and stakeholders from across the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. This report draws together key themes and recommendations from the evidence submitted.

Leading Food 4.0: Growing Business-University Collaboration for the UK's Food Economy

This report, produced by the Food Economy Task Force, Leading Food 4.0, explores the future skills required to address the food economy and finds that a coordinated effort will be needed to encourage young people with an interest in science and technology to consider a career in the agri-food chain.

Smart Workplace 2040

How will employees interact with their places of work in 25 years from now? The Smart Workplace 2040 anticipates important changes to our working environment and has far-reaching consequences for organisatons.

Creative Industries: Focus on Employment

This report focuses on employment in the creative industries in the UK. It provides information on employment by region and devolved administration, level of qualification, gender, ethnicity and socio-economic class.

Understanding Employers' Graduate Recruitment and Selection Practices

This research paper examines the approach to graduate recruitment adopted by employers and how this has evolved in recent years. The study aims to explore patterns in graduate recruitment, behaviours of graduate employers and interactions between graduate employers and universities.

Supply and demand for higher-level skills

This Universities UK report provides a general analysis of the supply and demand for higher-level skills. It asks whether there are too many or too few graduates, whether their subject choice is suited to future labour market requirements, and to what extent they are lacking the general employability, practical and technical skills required by a modern knowledge economy.

The Future of Jobs

This report seeks to understand the current and future impact of key disruptions on employment levels, skill sets, recruitment patterns and gender gaps in different industries and countries. It does so by asking the Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs) of today's largest employers to imagine how jobs in their industry and women's participation in the workforce will change up to the year 2020. 

AGCAS Graduate Labour Market Survey

This annual survey aims to build an informative dataset of the graduate labour market as it evolves and develops over time. The AGCAS survey is unique as it taps directly into the practical knowledge and experience of the graduate labour market from the leaders of higher education careers and employability services throughout the UK.

AGCAS first undertook this survey in 2014. The survey was repeated in 2015 and in 2016.

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