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ScotGrad wins AGR Work Experience Programme Award

Scotgrad, a Scottish graduate programme helping university and college graduates find paid placements, was awarded the Association of Graduate Recruiters Work Experience Programme Award 2014 at the recent AGR Student Recruitment Awards ceremony.




Males fare worse initially as graduate unemployment rises
Male and female graduate unemployment worsened between December 2008 and December 2009. Graduate unemployment rose by 25 per cent, from 11.1 per cent to 14.0 per cent. But the position is far worse for males than for females.




Graduate employment statistics: AGCAS response
AGCAS says that figures reported in the media based on a recent press release for What Do Graduates Do 2010? are almost a year out of date. Employer surveys and anecdotal evidence from HE careers services suggests that the position has improved considerably since this time last year. Graduates shouldn't be complacent as reduced funding for the public sector may well change the picture again, but neither should they feel demoralised.




Rise in UWE graduate employment

Graduates at the University of the West of England (UWE) found more jobs despite a very difficult employment climate last year. Last year there were 4 per cent fewer UWE graduates unemployed compared to over 20 per cent more graduates unemployed across the UK as a whole, according to figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).




Graduate employability: Modern universities supporting graduates and meeting the needs of employers

AGCAS has produced a special issue of its e-digest, The Edge, to illustrate how different institutions affiliated to the university thinktank million+ are handling the twin challenges of supporting graduates' employability and meeting the needs of employers.




John Moores WoWs with skills certificate in Malaysia

The Graduate Development Centre at Liverpool John Moores University is working with Malaysia's largest public university, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), to deliver a one-year pilot programme, funded by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, to offer the World of Work (WoW®) Skills Certificate to 100 students.




Cautious welcome for graduate employment figures

The latest figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) show a slight improvement in graduate employment outcomes over last year. They show that, within six months of graduating, 86% of 2009/10 UK leavers of higher education were either working or in further study, and 9% (down from 10% in 2008/9) were unemployed. Average salaries were unchanged at £19,000 (median) and £20,000 (mean).




AGCAS contributes to research into European graduate prospects

Research to inform policies aiming to improve the employment and career prospects of high-skilled graduates throughout Europe has been commissioned by the European Commission. Jane Standley, AGCAS Director of Products and Services and Director of SEECC (Student Employment, Experience and Careers Centre) at the University of Reading, represented AGCAS at a national seminar for key informants in the UK, organised by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES), which is carrying out the research in partnership with Centro de Estudios Económicos Tomillo S.L. of Spain and the University of Trento and Istituto per la Ricerca Socialein Italy.




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.




Edge Hill University and Enterprise Rent-A-Car's winning partnership

The partnership between Edge Hill University and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (ERAC) has developed over ten years and is grounded in the excellent relationships that exist between the employer and the institution's Careers Centre. Beginning with one-off visits by the employer to careers events, this has now progressed to the integration of ERAC into the curriculum across diverse academic disciplines including sport, geography and business.




First career destinations of disabled graduates - research published

The AGCAS Disability Task Group has produced its annual report on the first destinations of disabled graduates nationally, What Happens Next? This year's report indicates a certain level of stability returning to the graduate labour market following last year’s downturn.




The modern university careers service

What sort of careers service do you want? One size doesn't fit all. Catherine Klimeš, Head of Careers and Employability at the University of Northampton, outlines what careers services can offer their vice chancellors in a diverse and fast-changing sector.




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.




TARGETjobs Breakfast News: Apprenticeships

TARGETjobs' Breakfast News this month focused on apprenticeships. The event took place in London on 26 April 2012.




Scottish graduates resilient

Graduates from Scotland's universities are showing resilience in the jobs market despite real challenges facing all young people, according to a graduate employment briefing released by Universities Scotland.




New report examines graduate destinations by age

A new report commissioned by the AGCAS Diversity Task Group examines the destinations of graduates categorised by age, to examine whether age impacts on a graduate's post-graduation employment prospects. What Happens Next: Age Report has produced some very interesting results.




Welsh graduates surpass stats for work experience

Figures published by High Fliers Research in The Graduate Market in 2012 state that a third of graduates secure a job with an employer after completing an internship with the company. GO Wales has surpassed this this with 65% of Welsh graduates continuing to be employed once their 10-week work placement has ended.




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).




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.




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.




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.

 




University of Brighton’s Internship Programme gets a boost from Santander UK

The University of Brighton runs a graduate Internship Programme aimed at increasing paid graduate-level work opportunities locally. With campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings, local employers include large, well-known organisations such as the NHS and American Express, but there is also a high concentration of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), particularly in the digital and media industries.




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.




Thousands of graduates into work: GO Wales reflects after ten years

For the last ten years Go Wales, a work placement project funded by the Welsh Government and European Social Fund, has been the link between employment and personal development for numerous graduates looking for their big break in the world of work. The project supports the development and retention of graduates' high-level skills, knowledge and innovative potential in businesses in Wales, particularly small and medium-sized businesses.




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.




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.




University of Bedfordshire: Hire Me Project review

The University of Bedfordshire has won the AGCAS Student and Graduate Employability Award (in association with The Higher Education Academy) at the AGCAS Biennial Conference 2013 for their support for unemployed graduates of any university who live in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.




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.




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.




Playing tag: keeping track of graduate attributes

Helen Bhanaut, Learning Developer with the Learning and Teaching Development Unit at Cardiff Metropolitan University, introduces the concept of tagging as a means to increase awareness of Graduate Attributes.




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.




What do graduates do? shows graduate unemployment rate lowest since 1989
The latest edition of What do graduates do? has shown that a robust graduate jobs market combined with a sharp rise in students taking postgraduate courses has led to the lowest graduate unemployment rate since 1989. 


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Summer Graduate Fair in Scotland

Wed 26 May 2010 to Thu 27 May 2010

The largest Summer Graduate Fair in Scotland, welcoming over 2,500 students, graduates, postgraduates and job-changers.

 




North of Scotland Graduate Recruitment Fair, Aberdeen

Wed 28 Apr 2010

The graduate recruitment fair for the North of Scotland is jointly hosted by the University of Aberdeen and the Robert Gordon University. Details of attending exhibitors will be displayed on University of Aberdeen Careers Service website as soon as they are available.




#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.




Olympics 2012: Opportunities for students and graduates, London

Wed 25 Jan 2012

This is an Eastern, Southern and London AGCAS regional training event focusing on the opportunities for graduates and/or students at the 2012 London Olympics.




The Chinese Job Market, London

Thu 25 Oct 2012

A half-day workshop in partnership with the British Council China to improve understanding of the Chinese job market.




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.




Developing an Employer Engagement Strategy, London

Tue 21 Jul 2015

A one-day session run by a highly experienced ex-graduate employer, for heads of service, deputy heads and senior careers and employability professionals responsible for developing employer engagement strategy.


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Job profiles

AGCAS Job Profiles, produced in collaboration with Graduate Prospects, focus on the jobs that new and recent graduates are most likely to enter within their first five years of graduation. There are around 400 profiles in the series, each containing information about responsibilities, salary, qualifications, skills, work experience, employers, professional development and career prospects.




Frontline: Improving the children's social work profession

This paper argues that a graduate fast-track programme, drawing on the success of the Teach First scheme, could help to address the problems facing the children's social work profession. Frontline would help to attract the best people into one of Britain’s toughest professions, and in the long term create a movement of leaders to challenge social disadvantage.




Mismatch in the Graduate Labour Market Among Immigrants and Second-Generation Ethnic Minority Groups
This paper uses graduate survey data to assess the impact of overeducation and overskilling on graduates from immigrant and post-first generation ethnic minority backgrounds.




Standard Occupational Classification 2010 (SOC2010)

The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) is a common classification of occupational information for the UK. Within the context of the classification, jobs are classified in terms of their skill level and skill content. It is used for career information to labour market entrants, job matching by employment agencies and the development of government labour market policies.




Are graduates doing enough to find work? (You and Yours, Radio 4)

This Radio 4 programme featured Peter Elias (Institute for Employment Research), Johnny Rich (Real World Magazine) and Alison Hodgson (AGR), and a wide range of calls, both from struggling graduates and those who have been imaginative and persistent in finding work. Broadcast as part of Call You and Yours on Tuesday 24 August 2010.




Changes in Student Choices and Graduate Employment (Recession to Recovery)

This report analyses the way the recession is impacting upon graduate outcomes and makes projections for graduate employment over the next five years. It looks at the impact of the recession on course choice and the use of graduate destination information in making these choices.




Approaches to measuring employment circumstances of recent graduates

In this paper, graduates' employment circumstances in the early months and years after they qualify from higher education courses is explored through a series of quantitative approaches.




National strategy for access and student success in higher education

This strategy has been compiled by HEFCE and the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) to ensure that all those with the potential to benefit from higher education have equal opportunity to participate and succeed.

 




Employers' perceptions of the employability skills of new graduates

This report provides the findings of a study of employers' perceptions of the employability skills of new graduates conducted by The SCRE Centre (University of Glasgow). The research was funded by the Edge Foundation.




Taking Pride in the Job: University action on graduate employability

This report, aimed at universities, students, graduates and employers, focuses on identifying existing good practice which can be shared to enhance employability and proposing further action to continue to improve the employability of graduates.




The current and future UK science workforce
New research undertaken for the Science Council shows that science has become increasingly important across all sectors of the UK economy and society with 5.8 million people now employed in science-based roles. This is projected to increase to 7.1 million people by 2030.




Is there a shortage of scientists? A re-analysis of supply for the UK

This article provides a summary of a series of recent research projects looking at the educational trajectories of prospective science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals in the UK (sometimes the figures are for England). It is based on existing evidence for hundreds of thousands of individuals each year, which allows an examination of patterns of participation in STEM education in a series of snapshots across the educational life course – from compulsory schooling through to when STEM graduates first enter the workforce.




Global Graduates into Global Leaders

This report - Global Graduates into Global Leaders - explores the topic of global graduate employability and the ways in which UK universities can work with businesses to ensure that future graduates meet the expectations of global and international employers (including SMEs who operate across territories).




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.




Learning from Futuretrack: Dropout from Higher Education

This report presents findings from a study of people who applied to enter higher education in 2006 and later dropped out. 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.




Unlocking growth in cities

This report, published by the UK government, highlights the importance of supporting skills development and job creation within city economies. It proposes a range of ways in which power could be devolved to the eight core cities in England (the largest city economies outside of London).




Scotland’s Cities: Delivering for Scotland

This report, published by the Scottish Government in collaboration with the cities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Stirling, sets out a shared agenda for city regions, which includes collaboration to ensure high performing research and educational institutions, high value sectors and access to a highly skilled labour pool to support a knowledge economy.




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.




Country Profiles

AGCAS Country Profiles and work and study abroad guides, produced in collaboration with GTI Media, are essential resources for students and graduates thinking about studying or working abroad.




What Happens Next: Age Report

This report is based on research undertaken into the destinations of graduates categorised by age, to examine whether age impacts on a graduate's post-graduation employment prospects.




Overeducation at the Start of the Career: Stepping Stone or Trap?

This study investigates whether young unemployed graduates who accept a job below their level of education accelerate or delay the transition into a job that matches their level of education.




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.




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.




The Economic Impact of the UK Film Industry

This report assesses the economic impact of the core UK film industry. It looks at the direct impacts of the industry, specifically employment and GDP. It provides an update of previous studies published in 2005, 2007 and 2010. Chapter 8 examines productivity in terms of skills, education and training.




Economics Graduates' Skills and Employability: Final study report

This report, based on an employers' survey and interviews, explores the graduate skills of economics graduates. The main focus of the survey was on employers currently employing economics graduates, both as economists and in related roles.




What Do Graduates Do?

Published annually, What Do Graduates Do? uses statistics drawn from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DLHE), which is conducted by every university in the UK each year to try and establish what every graduate is doing six months after graduation. 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).

Key findings from the lastest edition of What do Graduates Do? (2017) shows that the graduate unemployment rate is at its lowest since 1989. 




Biopharma Skills Consortium (BSC) Placements Resources

The Biopharma Skills Consortium (BSC) has launched an online tool dedicated to helping students seeking work placements and graduate employment within the life sciences industry.




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.




The outcomes associated with the BTEC route of degree level acquisition

This report examines the role of BTECs in offering pathways into higher education. The analysis was based on Labour Force Survey data over 16 years and assessed the outcomes in university achieved by learners with BTEC qualifications, as well as the outcomes of these learners in the labour market post-graduation.




Higher education and beyond: Outcomes from full-time first degree study

This report examines the degree outcomes and employment circumstances of young UK-domiciled students starting a full-time first degree course in 2006-07 at a higher education institution.




A review of the literature on current practice in the development of employability skills

This report collates and reviews the literature on current practice in the development of employability skills. This is with a view to demonstrating the contribution of libraries to employability and the development of 'graduate attributes' and situating libraries' 'traditional' information literacy role in the new broader academic skills landscape.




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.




Data maps of higher education provision - 'HE cold spots'

These HEFCE-produced maps are a toolkit to explore a wide selection of higher education and economic data. Interactive and detailed, they can be focused on local areas and on topics of particular interest.




Early Destinations of Students Qualifying from Scottish Higher Education Institutions 2012-13

This publication presents information from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey for Scottish domiciled leavers and leavers from Scottish HEIs. It reports on the destinations of 2012-13 leavers, six months after qualifying, with time series analysis available for two years.




NCUB Green Paper: Developing Exceptional Talent: The Education of Global Leaders

This Green Paper summarises the outcome of preliminary research on how companies are developing exceptional talent. Interviews were conducted with the HR directors of eight companies, all international, and either headquartered in London or with major UK arms based in London.




A graduate employability lens for the SCONUL Seven Pillars of Information Literacy

This resource explains how information literacy contributes to the employability of graduates. It looks at mapping information skills and competencies against what is expected of graduates entering the job market and, in the longer term, developing their careers.


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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.

 

Graduate Success Project



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