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  1. 30 Jun 2015

    Attracting new talent - building an employer brand

    Josie Leydon, Employer Liaison Manager at Manchester Metropolitan University's (MMU) Careers & Employability Service, explains how the Employer Liaison Team has reorganised and rebranded itself in order to create a unified service.

  2. 29 Jun 2015

    Phoenix: June 2015 issue available

    The latest issue of Phoenix, the AGCAS journal, is now available.

    The June 2015 edition focuses on collaboration, exploring the fantastic array of innovative and inspirational collaborative work taking place in HE careers. In this issue you can read about examples of internal departmental collaboration, external collaboration with industry and collaboration with students.

  3. 18 Jun 2015

    Bookings now open for AGCAS Annual Conference 2015

    We are delighted to announce that bookings are now open for the second AGCAS Annual HE Careers and Employability Professionals Conference. The conference is taking place in Warwick, at Scarman House, on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd September. Our headline sponsor is Prospects.

  4. 16 Jun 2015

    Nicola Turner awarded MBE

    AGCAS member Nicola Turner, Director of Employability at Aston University, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours for her services to higher education and graduate employability. Since joining Aston University in 2003, she has helped thousands of students, many from disadvantaged backgrounds, raise their aspirations and launch successful and rewarding careers. 

    "I come to work every day and I do a job that I love – I thought that was as good as it gets. When I got the letter I was amazed and overwhelmed. It feels very special", Nicola commented.

  5. 12 Jun 2015

    Grant Thornton: two years on from dropping graduate entry requirements

    Grant Thornton currently hires over 500 trainees across four programmes and receives over 10,000 applications. Around two years ago they dropped all academic entry requirements for all their programmes, instead focusing on behaviours, shared values and potential. In a sector that traditionally takes a very traditional approach to academic entry requirements, it was a bold move.

  6. 8 Jun 2015

    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.

  7. 12 May 2015

    AGCAS support secures future for legal recruitment code

    AGCAS, AGR (Association of Graduate Recruiters) and the JLD (Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society of England and Wales) have agreed to remain as signatories to the Voluntary Code to Good Practice in the Recruitment of Trainee Solicitors. This follows the recent announcement from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) that they would be withdrawing as a signatory.

  8. 12 May 2015

    Update on careers in building services engineering

    In April 2015, Andrew Byrne, AGCAS Liaison Officer (ALO) for the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and Careers Adviser at Liverpool John Moores University, represented AGCAS at a meeting of the CIBSE Careers Panel.

  9. 1 May 2015

    PwC scrap UCAS points as entry criteria for graduate jobs

    PwC is to scrap the UCAS tariff as an entry criteria for its graduate scheme. Removing UCAS scores as an entry prerequisite follows analysis of applications to the firm from students who have not achieved the normally required A-level grades.

  10. 29 Apr 2015

    AGCAS welcomes two new member services

    AGCAS is delighted to announce that two new services have joined the membership in April: Birmingham Metropolitan College and The University of Melbourne (as an International Service Member).


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