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Summary from the AGR Financial Services Focus Group

The AGR Financial Services Focus Group met in February 2013 at a Lloyds Banking Group office in London. The meeting was attended by Graham Philpott, Career Development Consultant at the University of Reading and AGCAS Liaison Officer (ALO) for this group, who also put questions from AGCAS members to the group. There were 15 employers present, including investment banks, universal banks, insurers, professional services and regulators.




Improving DLHE analysis - the GEMS approach

The Careers Service at the University of Huddersfield has developed powerful software called GEMS, which can produce different DLHE reports at the click of a button in order to make data available to different groups in different ways.




Edinburgh researches widening participation destinations

The University of Edinburgh is among the first HEI to have conducted research to examine what happens to students from under-represented groups after graduation. The aim of a 2008 pilot project was to determine if there were any significant differences in the move from university to employment between so-called 'traditional' students and students who entered university through a widening access route.




Latest labour market statistics - AGCAS view

The latest unemployment statistics show how challenging the current UK labour market is for jobseekers. The worst ever figures for young people between the age of 16 and 24 are particularly concerning.




Mixed picture on graduate jobs front - HE careers services

University careers services across the UK have reported a mixed picture during the third quarter of 2011, both in the messages they are getting from employers and in the number of jobs they are advertising. While vacancies in some sectors are said to be up, there is increased competition for most positions.




TARGETjobs Breakfast News: Graduate recruitment and the labour market
TARGETjobs Breakfast News this month focused on the changing nature of graduate recruitment along with the current state of the graduate labour market. AGCAS was represented by board member Stephen McAuliffe, Director of the Careers and Employability Service at The University of Nottingham.




Update on planning careers 2015

In August 2015, Jackie Leyland, Careers Adviser at the University of Liverpool and AGCAS Liaison Officer (ALO) for the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), met with representatives from the RTPI to discuss careers in planning.




'Graduate labour market holding up' AGCAS survey

More employers are looking for graduates according to university careers and employability professionals. Responding to the regular vacancy survey carried out by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS), 87.5% of heads of careers services said that in their experience the graduate labour market was more buoyant (50%) or the same (37.5%) in the quarter ending 31 December 2011 compared to the same period in 2010.




Graduates in the labour market - analysis and comment

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published a report, Graduates in the Labour Market 2012, which looks at graduate and non-graduate employment over the last decade.




Citizens Advice Scotland launches graduate survey

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) is launching a national online survey of recent graduates who are struggling to find work. The move comes after its advisers across Scotland reported a rise in graduates facing financial problems because they could not get jobs.




Graduate Labour Market Task Group: Update April 2012

The Graduate Labour Market Task Group (GLAM) met on 21 March 2012 with very full updates from HESA, HEFCE, BIS and HECSU. GLAM now requests comments and observations from AGCAS members about particular issues that arose around SOC coding and new job roles during the recent collection, together with specific enquiries about the future use of JACs codes.




Graduates have reasons for optimism - despite recession

The graduate labour market is holding up well compared to the last quarter of 2011, according to university careers and employability professionals. Responding to the regular vacancy survey carried out by AGCAS, 80% of heads of careers services said that, in their experience, the graduate labour market was more buoyant (35%) or the same (45%) in the quarter ending 31 March 2012 when compared to the last quarter. 60% said it was more buoyant (50%) or the same (10%) compared to the same period last year.




New website explores London graduates' outcomes

The Careers Group, University of London has released a public website showing what happened to graduates after leaving universities in London. Aimed at those considering entry to higher education, teachers, parents, pupils and current university students, What London Graduates Do shows the occupation, employer and salaries of graduates over the last five years.




Graduate employment figures in context

The newly-published Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education (DLHE) data shows that 71% of 2010/11 leavers of higher education were in employment at around six months. A further 16% were in further study, with 9% assumed to be unemployed. These figures are almost unchanged from last year. The mean salary, however, has risen from c£19,000 to c£20,000. What does this mean for students and graduates? How are careers and employability services responding?




Scottish graduate employment figures

The figures for graduate employment from universities in Scotland are encouraging for students, graduates and those who provide careers and employability services.




Graduate vacancies set to increase - High Fliers

AGCAS welcomes the latest research from High Fliers, which indicates that the number of graduate vacancies amongst the large employers is set to increase by 0.9%. This is in line with AGCAS' own research, which monitors graduate vacancies from a broader range of employers and also indicates a modest improvement in outlook.




Gradual shift in the graduate labour market?

The graduate labour market is holding up well compared to the first quarter of 2012, according to university careers and employability professionals. Responding to the regular vacancy survey carried out by AGCAS, 93% of heads of careers services said that, in their experience, the graduate labour market was more buoyant (50%) or the same (43%) in the quarter ending 30 June 2012 when compared to the previous quarter. 79% said it was more buoyant (43%) or the same (36%) compared to the same period last year.




UK's largest employers of graduates revealed

The Complete University Guide has revealed the employers recruiting the greatest number of UK graduates. Analysis of the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey shows that Boots, the Nottingham-based pharmaceutical and retail group, recruited the greatest number of UK graduates in 2009-10, with more than 520 graduates placed in its various divisions.

The National Health Service is the second largest employer, with almost 500 graduates (excluding doctors, dentists and nurses).




Insights into engineering

The AGR Engineering Sector Focus Group recently met in Warrington to discuss vacancies and employment opportunities and challenges in the engineering sector. The meeting was attended by David Gilchrist, Careers Consultant at City University London and AGR AGCAS Liaison Officer (ALO) for engineering, who also put questions from AGCAS members to the group.




TARGETjobs Breakfast News: Engaging talent earlier

The September 2012 TARGETjobs Breakfast News was attended by Jennifer Steven, Careers Consultant at The London School of Economics and Political Science. The focus this month was on engaging talent earlier.




AGCAS project to research graduate success

AGCAS and AGR have been commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to carry out research into the graduate labour market with the aim of giving students, graduates, careers and employability professionals, the HE sector, recruiters and government a better idea of how the graduate labour market works in practice.




Shortage occupation lists - review

The Home Office is currently reviewing the shortage occupation lists for the UK. This includes consideration of a proposal that all occupations that have been on the lists for longer than two years are removed and asks for comments about the alternatives to using migrant labour and evidence of labour shortages. This is an important consultation and AGCAS would like to hear as many views and collect as much evidence as possible from HE careers and employability professionals before drafting an official response.




What Do Graduates Do? 2012 edition published

What do Graduates Do? 2012 is now available to download. It is a collaboration between the AGCAS Education Liaison Task Group and HECSU: HECSU provides the facts from the DLHE returns; AGCAS writers provide the expertise and articles to make sense of the figures.




University of Aberdeen: Embedding employability within the Scottish curriculum

Career Development: Find Your Direction is a 15-credit, second year, university-wide course, delivered by the University of Aberdeen's Careers Service. In Scotland it is traditional to offer a four-year degree in most subjects, and a course is equivalent to a module in the English higher education context.




University of Ulster: Employer-led careers module as part of the BSc Accounting degree

The University of Ulster 20 point, level 5 careers module is completed by BSc Hons Accounting students in Semester 1 of Year 2. It was designed and has been delivered by the Career Development Centre for a number of years with significant employer input as a main feature. This is a compulsory, core module delivered over 12 weeks which contributes to the students' overall degree classification.




Graduate labour market continues to improve, say careers services

Heads of higher education careers and employability services believe that the graduate labour market was more buoyant in the third quarter of 2012 (July to September) than at the same time last year. 80.9% of those surveyed by AGCAS reported that, in their experience, the graduate labour market was the same or more buoyant (47.6% better, 33.3% same), compared with 4.8% who believed it was less buoyant. 14.3% said they did not know. This is a more optimistic picture than that of the second quarter of 2012 when 79% of the heads of service said it was more buoyant (43%) or the same (36%) compared to the same period last year.

 




Insights from the AGR Engineering Sector Focus Group

The AGR Engineering, Energy and Industry (EEI) Sector Focus Group met in December 2013 to discuss the latest employment hot topics and challenges affecting the sector. The meeting was attended by David Gilchrist, Careers Consultant at City University London and AGCAS Liaison Officer (ALO) with the AGR group, who also put questions from AGCAS members to the group. The meeting was attended by a range of engineering companies, including Centrica, First Group, Jaguar Land Rover and Siemens.




Engineering insights from the AGR Engineering Sector Focus Group

The AGR Engineering Sector Focus Group met in December 2012 to discuss employment opportunities and challenges in the engineering sector. The meeting was attended by David Gilchrist, Careers Consultant at City University London and AGR AGCAS Liaison Officer (ALO) for engineering, who also put questions from AGCAS members to the group. The meeting was attended by a range of engineering companies, including Siemens, Denso and Thales.




Graduate labour market 'mixed picture' - AGCAS survey

Heads of higher education careers and employability services believe that the graduate labour market was more buoyant in the fourth quarter of 2012 (September to December) than at the same time last year.




Graduate labour market still on the up

Heads of higher education careers and employability services tend towards believing that the graduate labour market was more buoyant in the first quarter of 2013 (January to March) than at the same time last year. 93.1% of those surveyed by AGCAS reported that, in their experience, the graduate labour market was the same or more buoyant (41.4% better, 51.7% same) compared with 3.4% who believed it was less buoyant. 3.4% said they did not know.




Graduate Success Project: AGCAS findings launched

AGCAS has launched two major outputs - a project report and a new website - from the BIS-funded joint AGCAS/AGR Graduate Success Project, which explores how graduates from a range of backgrounds make the transition to the job market.

The aims of the project were to encourage employers to think seriously about social mobility, to investigate graduate and employer perspectives of the graduate employment market and to increase awareness of the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) amongst employers - and promote its use as good recruitment practice.

The report presents the project's main findings and highlights important issues that have implications for various stakeholders, including policymakers, HE institutions and careers services, employers, and students and graduates themselves.




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.




Is a degree the best route to a successful career?

Jenny Blakesley, AGCAS Vice President and Director of Careers at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), was recently a guest on Radio 4's You and Yours. The programme's discussion was based on the latest figures released by the Office for National Statistics that suggest that increasing numbers of graduates are working in non-graduate roles, and addressed the issues around whether taking a degree is still the best passport to a successful career.




Update from the Graduate Labour Market Task Group

The AGCAS Graduate Labour Market Task Group (GLAM) regularly meets with representatives from HESA, HEFCE, BIS, ONS, HECSU and other key stakeholders in the collection of graduate labour market data to discuss issues arising out of data collection and any forthcoming changes, and their possible implications for institutions. The task group has produced a useful update for members outlining recent meetings, current projects, group membership and the AGCAS nominee for the Longitudinal DLHE steering group.




HESA publishes graduate destinations statistics

HESA has published statistics on the destinations of UK and other EU domiciled leavers from higher education who obtained qualifications in higher education institutions (HEIs) in the UK during the academic year 2012/13. The data draws on the 2012/13 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey and presents time series analysis relating to 2011/12 when the revised DLHE survey was introduced.




AGCAS Annual Conference 2014: Bookings now open

We are delighted to announce that bookings are now open for our first AGCAS Annual Conference for HE Careers Professionals, which will take place at The University of Warwick, 8 - 9 September 2014. The theme of this two-day event is Change: Connectivity and Collaboration.




AGCAS Annual Conference 2014: Bookings still open

Bookings are still open for our first AGCAS Annual Conference for HE Careers Professionals, sponsored by TARGETjobs, at The University of Warwick on 8 - 9 September 2014, but space is now limited overall and fully booked for some aspects of the conference.




Big drop in early graduate unemployment, reports What Do Graduates Do?

Findings from the latest (2014) edition of What Do Graduates Do? show that graduate unemployment fell from 8.5% to 7.3% year-on-year, marking the biggest drop in early graduate unemployment in 15 years.

This annual publication is a collaboration between the AGCAS Education Liaison Task Group and HECSU: HECSU provides the facts and figures from the DLHE returns and AGCAS members apply their expertise to provide commentary and written articles to help interpret the figures.




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.




Vacancy on the AGCAS Education Liaison Task Group

If you regularly read What Do Graduates Do?you will know that it is written by members of the AGCAS Education Liaison Task Group and produced in conjunction with HECSU. The group is currently looking for a new member to write articles for the publication and contribute to increasing awareness of the publication, within AGCAS and beyond.




Learn more about careers in landscape architecture

The Landscape Institute (LI) is keen to raise members' awareness of the graduate opportunities available in landscape architecture. Poppy Smith, Education Development Officer at the LI, has provided an overview of the profession, and of the careers resources available to members, and is working with the AGCAS Liaison Officer (ALO) Marcus Zientek to help answer members' questions.




Suggestions for new types of graduate jobs wanted

As part of our joint commitment with Graduate Prospects to ensure career resources are relevant and current, AGCAS and Graduate Prospects are looking to expand the series of Types of Jobs (Occupational Profiles) in 2016. As part of this expansion, we would like your help with suggestions for new titles.




Call for evidence: graduate employment and accreditation in STEM

AGCAS has been invited to contribute evidence to HEFCE's review of graduate employment and accreditation in STEM. There are two separate reviews, both commissioned in direct response to the government's science and innovation strategy to explore some of the issues around the employment outcomes of graduates from STEM disciplines.




Record number of new graduates in work, reports What Do Graduates Do?

Findings from the 2015 edition of What Do Graduates Do? show that a total of 199,810 graduates were known to be working in the UK six months after graduation, up 6% from last year and marking the largest number of new graduate entrants to the UK labour market on record.

Published annually, What Do Graduates Do? is the result of a close collaboration between AGCAS and Prospects, on behalf of the Higher Education Careers Service Unit (HECSU). 




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.




Vacancies on the AGCAS graduate labour market group

The AGCAS Graduate Labour Market Task Group (GLaM) is currently seeking two new members to fill current vacancies on the group, one of which is the role of Co-Chair.

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 HE careers service staff to utilise graduate labour market information in innovative ways and support student transitions. GLaM is also making a significant contribution to HESA's Destinations and Outcomes Review.




More graduates working in professional services, reveals DLHE 2014/15

HESA's Statistical First Release of DLHE 2014/15, published on the 30th June, shows a continuous increase in leavers' employment rates since 2011/12. 72% of leavers from higher education were working six months after graduation, a 1% increase compared to the 2013/14 data. Only 5% of leavers were unemployed (unchanged from 2013/14). The rest of leavers were either in full-time or part-time further study, or engaged in other activities. DLHE 2014/15 also reveals a tendency that most leavers worked in professional service sectors.




AGCAS response to the TEF consultation

Following consultation with members, AGCAS has submitted a response to the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Technical Consultation. The AGCAS response relates specifically to the questions posed about the use of employment outcome metrics. The AGCAS view is that implementation of the TEF must take into account much wider conversations within the graduate employment context.




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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Developing Employability for Business: Conference and Northern Book Launch, Lancaster

Thu 03 Jul 2014

Gaps in students' work-related knowledge and skills and the complex nature of employability can make the job of facilitating its development tricky. This Lancaster University Management School conference offers delegates the chance to learn about two important models and introduces a new Oxford University Press text book designed to address these challenges, and to meet and engage with employers and graduates with experience of the ups and downs of the graduate labour market.




The Changing Labour Market, Leeds

Wed 25 May 2011

The labour market is in a constant state of change and this has implications for career choices and pathways. It is essential that those working in career advice and guidance keep up-to-date with what is happening in the labour market in order to deliver informed IAG. This workshop aims to do that by providing core information for professionals working in graduate careers advice and guidance.




#GEC14 The Graduate Employment Conference 2014 (Gradcore), Sheffield

Tue 27 May 2014

The 7th annual Graduate Employment Conference, organised by Gradcore and sponsored by RISE, brings together graduate recruiters, universities and 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 you the chance to share and air views and ideas.




Overview of Graduate Recruitment, Warwick

Tue 07 Feb 2012

With the employability of students high up on everyone's agenda, there has never been a better time to develop an understanding of what the world of a graduate recruiter involves - and the challenges they face on a daily basis.




Overview of Graduate Recruitment, London

Tue 06 Mar 2012

With the employability of students high up on everyone's agenda, there has never been a better time to develop an understanding of what the world of a graduate recruiter involves - and the challenges they face on a daily basis.




Overview of Graduate Recruitment, Warwick

Tue 24 Apr 2012

With the employability of students high up on everyone's agenda, there has never been a better time to develop an understanding of what the world of a graduate recruiter involves - and the challenges they face on a daily basis.




Overview of Graduate Recruitment, London

Tue 22 May 2012

With the employability of students high up on everyone's agenda, there has never been a better time to develop an understanding of what the world of a graduate recruiter involves - and the challenges they face on a daily basis.

This is an AGR event.




Overview of Graduate Recruitment, London

Tue 13 Nov 2012

With the employability of students high up on everyone's agenda, there has never been a better time to develop an understanding of what the world of a graduate recruiter involves - and the challenges they face on a daily basis.

This is an AGR event.




Improving Preparation for Work by Higher Education, London

Thu 27 Sep 2012

AGR is running a one-day workshop exclusively for university members. 

Are you a university professional looking to engage more effectively with graduate employers? Do you want to improve your knowledge of the graduate recruitment market?




The impact of regionalisation and 'employment during study' on graduate aspirations and employability, Darlington

Tue 06 Nov 2012

This event is being hosted at Teesside University as part of the Higher Education Academy's Workshop and Seminar Series 2012/2013.




Futuretrack conference 2012: The changing relationship between higher education and the graduate labour market

Wed 07 Nov 2012

They applied to university in 2006 and, after three years of hard study, the majority graduated into one of the worst recessions in recent history. So, what influenced their career journey and where are they now? This conference streamed live online will present the findings of the Futuretrack studies and consider the implications for policy and practice.




AGR: Improving preparation for work by Higher Education, London

Thu 17 Jan 2013

Are you a university professional looking to engage more effectively with graduate employers? Do you want to improve your knowledge of the graduate recruitment market?




International Centre for Guidance Studies Annual Lecture 2012

Wed 12 Dec 2012

The iCeGS annual lecture will be presented this year by Professor Ewart Keep, Deputy Director of the ESRC Centre on Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance based at Cardiff University. This year's lecture is entitled, 'Youth Transitions From Learning to Earning - problems with information, incentives and labour market structure'. The lecture builds on Professor Keep's recent work on young people's transition into the labour market.




Warwick/UKCISA Integration Summit 2015: What makes a global student?, Warwick

Wed 06 May 2015

For a fourth successive year, The University of Warwick, Warwick Students' Union and UKCISA are holding an Integration Summit. This year's theme is What makes a global student?




#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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Higher Education as a tool of social mobility: Reforming the delivery of HE and measuring professional graduate output success

This paper looks at current government policy on social mobility with particular reference to higher education. It suggests that government policy over a substantial number of years has been too limited in scope, focusing narrowly on university entrance for 'non-traditional' students rather than their subsequent academic and job success.




Graduate Market Trends

Graduate Market Trends (GMT) is a quarterly review of the graduate labour market and research into higher education and graduate employment issues.




An insight into modern manufacturing

This report tells the story of UK manufacturing from the perspective of the businesses involved. It sets out a snapshot of the issues that matter to manufacturers. Some of the issues raised are unexpected, but the hope is that by highlighting them, this report will dispel some myths, reveal the diversity of UK manufacturing and help promote a greater understanding of this sector and how it contributes to the economy.




STEM graduates in non-STEM jobs

This report is based on research undertaken by CRAC, supported by NICEC and CIHE, for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) into the career thinking of STEM students and graduates.




Degrees of Doubt: Is university worth the investment?

This study examines recent trends in the graduate labour market, assessing changes in the employment destination of recent university leavers, compared with those who choose vocational qualifications rather than higher education.  




The Hourglass and the Escalator: Labour market change and mobility

This report provides an overview of the changes to the UK labour market that have occurred between 2001 and 2011 at a time when the economy has experienced recession, followed by an emerging recovery.




Working for Green Britain: Future Employment and Skills in the UK Wind and Marine Industries

This study communicates the findings of research into the current and future employment and skills associated with the development of the UK wind and marine energy industries. The scope of the study covers UK onshore, offshore, and small wind and marine energy.




The Returns to Higher Education Qualifications

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) commissioned London Economics to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the economic benefits associated with higher education qualifications. This research makes use of detailed individual level data from the Labour Force Surveys between 1996 and 2009 to establish the impact of higher education qualifications on earnings and employment outcomes (for men and women separately).




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.




Employment and skills in the North of England

This paper provides an analysis of some of the key employment and skills challenges facing the economies of the North of England. It begins by briefly considering what an employment and skills focused vision for the North of England might look like, and presents some options for the sorts of goals that might be aspired to.




Differences by Degree

This paper uses labour force data to estimate the correlation between earnings and educational qualifications in England and Wales. It provides econometric estimates of the effects of the key determinants of wages and uses these estimates to compute private financial rates of return. The paper concludes that a large rise in tuition fees across all subjects has only a modest impact on relative rates of return.




Scottish Labour Market Bulletin

This bulletin is produced by the AGCAS Scotland LMI Working Group. It is designed for people who want to know where to find recent reports and news on the labour market in Scotland.




The Graduate Market in 2016

This research, conducted by High Fliers Research in December 2015, reveals details of the graduate vacancies, starting salaries and undergraduate work experience programmes at the country's one hundred leading employers.




What can I do with my degree
The AGCAS What can I do with my degree series (Options Series), produced in collaboration with Graduate Prospects, provides an overview of the options available to graduates - and the destinations of previous graduates - from a range of subjects. There are over 70 titles in the series, from Accountancy to Zoology. 




Sector Skills Councils: Labour Market Information (LMI)

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) commission labour market information (LMI) and sector skills assessments (SSA) from each of the Sector Skills Councils (SSCs). The content of each report (includng employment trends, forecasts, pay, skills shortages and emerging jobs) aims to inform strategic decision in the development of employment and skills policy.




Is Graduate Under-employment Persistent? Evidence from the United Kingdom

This paper examines the persistence of under-employment amongst UK higher education graduates. It draws on micro-data collected by the Higher Education Statistical Agency to calculate rates of 'non-graduate' employment six months and 42 months after graduation, among 2002-3 graduates.




Construction Skills Network (CSN)

The aim of the Construction Skills Network (CSN) is to assist the construction industry and its stakeholders with planning to meet future employment and skills requirements, by providing sector intelligence based upon robust data and analysing capacity, productivity and skills. 




Youth Transitions, the Labour Market and Entry into Employment: Some Reflections and Questions

This research paper explores what we know about the process of transitions from education into the labour market, with a particular focus on the UK. There is strong evidence that even before the current recession, right across the developed world transitions were becoming longer, more complex and conditional than they used to be. The paper explores what structural factors may underlie these changes and their implications for policy makers and those working within the education and training system.




Tackling unemployment, supporting business and developing careers

This report identifies considerable potential for career guidance to connect employers with jobseekers and for employers to be able to realise business benefits by addressing the career development needs of their staff. It argues that career guidance brings an important perspective and can play a market-shaping role by bringing together employers and jobseekers to support the effective operation of the labour market.




Education at a Glance 2012: OECD Indicators

The 2012 edition of Education at a Glance enables countries to see themselves in the light of other countries' educational performance. It addresses the needs of a range of users, from governments seeking to learn policy lessons to academics requiring data for further analysis to the general public wanting to monitor how its country's schools are progressing in producing world-class students. 




Working Futures 2012-2022

Working Futures 2012-2022 is the ffith in a series of labour market assessments that provides detailed projections for the UK labour market. The main focus is on the future demand for skills as measured by occupation and qualification and a detailed analysis of prospects by industry and geographical area is presented.




Extending Choices to Maximise Chances

This paper is based on the 14th iCeGS Annual Lecture, during which Michael Davis set out his vision for the future of careers work and challenged the careers sector to think about how it could contribute to the creation of an economically-relevant learning and skills system.




Employment and the Internet

This report provides a baseline of data around employment and digital technology. Digital technology is seen as an important driver in the changing structure of employment - not only in the ways in which technology has been integrated into existing organisations and roles, but the ways in which the use of digital technologies have opened up new markets and types of employment. This report maps emerging employment patterns that may provide opportunities to rethink how we address current levels of unemployment and underemployment.
 




360 Degrees: Equipping Scotland's Graduates for Success

This publication presents a collection of success stories based on graduates from a wide range of subjects following diverse careers paths. The information is presented alongside comments from employers with an optimistic outlook on the graduate jobs market.




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? 




Graduate Success

The Graduate Success website features graduates from 2011 and 2012 reflecting on their university experience - their courses, their activities and their career choices - and how these have affected their transition into employment.




YouthSight Fact File 2012/13

Now in its third year, the YouthSight Fact File is a free resource for all youth, student and graduate marketing and policy professionals. It covers the youth, university applicant, university student and graduate markets, bringing a wide range of secondary data sources together with useful market data from the last year. Topics range from which university has the largest undergraduate population to which graduate professions generate the most satisfaction.




The Higher Education Academy (HE) Teaching and Learning Summit on Employability

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) Teaching and Learning Summit on Employability took place in May 2012. The summit brought together people with varied experience of and expertise in educational and labour market research, graduate recruitment, and embedding and delivering employability, enterprise support and culture change across the higher education (HE) sector. Delegates included practitioners, experts, employers, senior managers, students and policymakers.




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.




The way we'll work: Labour market trends and preparing for the hourglass

This report provides an analysis of future labour market trends and stresses the need for a rich and growing supply of graduates to support an hourglass-shaped economy.




Careers in landscape architecture

This document provides answers to a range of questions from AGCAS members in relation to the landscape architecture (LA) profession. It has been compiled by Poppy Smith, Education Development Officer at the Landscape Institute, working in collaboration with AGCAS Liaison Officer (ALO) Marcus Zientek.




Graduate Success Project Report: An investigation of graduate transitions, social mobility and the HEAR

The Graduate Success Project was a BIS-funded joint AGCAS/AGR project, which explores how graduates from a range of backgrounds make the transition to the job market. The aims of the project were to encourage employers to think seriously about social mobility, to investigate graduate and employer perspectives of the graduate employment market and to increase awareness of the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) amongst employers - and promote its use as good recruitment practice.




Graduate Success - The HEAR and Now: Creating a level playing field in graduate recruitment and selection

This executive summary has been produced by AGCAS and AGR as part of the BIS-funded Graduate Success Project, which explores how graduates from a range of backgrounds make the transition to the job market.




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).




Higher Education Empirical Research (HEER) Database

The Higher Education Empirical Research (HEER) Database comprises summaries of the latest published research on a range of topics related to higher education. It is aimed at policymakers, academics and researchers in higher education. The database is free to register and is fully searchable by theme, publisher and date.




The relationship between graduates and economic growth across countries

This research, conducted on behalf of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), considers the evidence on the impact of higher education (HE) on economic growth and productivity, drawing conclusions on the longer-term benefits of current investment in degree-level education.




Collecting and using case studies within careers work

This resource provides an overview of how to create and use case studies in a variety of guidance settings. In particular, it highlights the use of institutional DLHE data as one of the ways to source alumni profiles for use as case studies, including suggested approaches for both collecting the data and pre-empting any data protection issues.




What Do Social Science Graduates Do?

This report reveals the destinations of social science graduates at approximately 3.5 years after graduating. The report is based on the analysis of data from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) longitudinal survey conducted by HESA, and case studies from recent graduates.




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.




Learning from Futuretrack: impact of work experiences on HE student outcomes

This report presents findings from a study of student participation in paid and unpaid work. It uses data from Futuretrack, which is a longitudinal study of all people who applied in 2005 to 2006 to enter university in the UK during the autumn of 2006. Futuretrack collected data from students before, during and after their time at university.




The Supply of and Demand for High-Level STEM Skills

This report examines the supply of and demand for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills in the UK. It explores the extent and nature of market imbalances, and presents data on the employment of STEM qualified individuals by occupation and sector.




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.




Should I Stay or Should I Go? An investigation of graduate regional mobility in the UK and its impact upon early career earnings

This paper uses HESA data from the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey 2003/04 to examine whether more mobile students (in terms of choice of institution and location of employment) earn more than those who are less mobile.




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.




Too Many Graduates? An Application of the Gottschalk-Hansen Model to Young British Graduates between 2001-2010

This research paper investigates the apparent inconsistency in existing literature on graduate employment in the UK. While analyses of rates of return to graduates or graduate mark-ups show high returns, suggesting that demand has kept up with a rapidly rising supply of graduates, the literature on over-education suggests that many graduates are unable to find employment in graduate jobs and the proportion over-educated has risen over time.




The Changing Graduate Labour Market: Analysis Using a New Indication of Graduate Jobs

This research paper presents a statistically-derived indicator, conceptually based on the skill requirements of jobs, for identifying graduate jobs from their unit group occupational code. It uses representative survey data on skills utilisation and clustering methods for the classification.




Graduate labour market statistics

Published annually by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS), Graduate labour market statistics provides information on graduate and non-graduate earnings and employment rates for England, broken down by different age groups and by undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.




Patterns and trends in UK higher education

This annual Universities UK report considers the changing patterns and trends in UK higher education in the decade between 2004–05 and 2013–14. This was a period of considerable change for the UK's higher education sector, and included the introduction of the new undergraduate funding regime in 2012–13.




Earning by Degrees: Differences in the career outcomes of UK graduates

This report examines how graduate career outcomes differ depending on the subject they studied and the university they attended. It shows the differences in earnings from different types of university in terms of starting salaries and earnings three and a half years after graduation.




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.




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.




What Happens Next? A Report on the First Destinations of Disabled Graduates

What Happens Next? analyses the destinations of disabled graduates. The report details the experiences of graduates from specific groups and aims to challenge many widely-established views on the opportunities available to disabled students.   




Destinations of NCTJ Diploma in Journalism students

This report, commissioned by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), looks at the destinations of people who have studied for the NCTJ Level 3 Diploma in Journalism.




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 and Student Engagement 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.




University league table employability rankings: a critical review

A study analysing the process of finding out which are the best and worst universities in the UK for graduate employment. This study critically reviews the employability measure used in the rankings and national league tables and its subsequent reporting in public news and commentary sources, such as national and local media, student and advisory websites as well as universities and the publishers themselves.




#NewDLHE: Synthesis of consultation responses

This document shares the outcomes of HESA's #NewDLHE consultation, which was launched in May 2016 to help determine what should replace the current DLHE (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education) survey, as part of the fundamental review of destinations and outcomes data for graduates from higher education.


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Graduate Success

In 2012/13 AGCAS was part of a research collaboration with the Association of Graduate Recruiters(AGR) funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) looking to help the Government implement a range of Wilson recommendations on diversity in graduate recruitment and to raise awareness of the Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR). 

AGCAS lead on the graduate research project which provided students, parents, careers advisers and employers with an in-depth insight into how young people from a variety of social and economic backgrounds made the transition to the graduate job market. 

Prior to that work relatively little was known about the impact of social and cultural factors in the transition to graduate job markets. While the importance of work experience, internships, access to key networks and the influence of parents (and other third parties) was generally acknowledged, much of this knowledge was under-theorised and suffered from a lack of hard data. This project overcame this deficiency.

This was accomplished through the collection of the case studies and discussions with focus groups and resulted in a report into student transitions to the graduate job. 

As well as the research report  a number of national dissemination events took place across the country, supporting and highlighting the student focussed Graduate Success website.

 

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