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  1. 15 May 2015

    ICSA seeks ALO link with AGCAS

    AGCAS is seeking a liaison officer (ALO) for ICSA (Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators), the qualifying and membership body for chartered secretaries, many of whom work as company secretaries and in other corporate governance roles. ICSA hopes to work with AGCAS to build graduates' understanding of the great variety, challenge and rewards of a company secretarial career and would value the support of an ALO.

  2. 13 May 2015

    AGCAS Awards for Excellence 2015: nominations now open

    AGCAS has opened nominations for the AGCAS Awards for Excellence 2015. Nominations are invited from AGCAS member services, individual members of AGCAS or partnerships/groups of AGCAS member services, as appropriate for each award category. 

    AGCAS Awards for Excellence encourage, reward and share good practice amongst HE careers and employability practitioners, and their partner organisations, by promoting high-quality, creative, innovative and collaborative projects and high professional standards across the full range of HE careers and employability work. 

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 1 May 2015

    Law careers resources guide reissued

    The AGCAS Legal Professions Task Group has updated and reissued The Good Resources Guide, which contains a wealth of information resources for members to refer to when working with students and graduates interested in a career in law.

  7. 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).

     

  8. 20 Apr 2015

    AGCAS members share medical CV and portfolio resources

    The AGCAS Medical Careers Advisers Network (MCAN) recently asked member services if they would be willing to share their resources aimed at helping careers professionals working with medical students and graduates.

  9. 15 Apr 2015

    Phoenix Education Trust wins TARGETjobs AGCAS award

    Phoenix Education Trust has won the AGCAS Award for Careers Service Engagement at the 2015 TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards. Phoenix Education Trust was nominated by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The award was presented to Rachel Roberts, Director of the Phoenix Education Trust, by Eluned Jones, AGCAS President and Director of Student Employability at the University of Birmingham, at the awards ceremony in London on 1st April. Also pictured is Graham Storey, CEO of Group GTI.

  10. 14 Apr 2015

    University of Leicester wins AGR Award

    The University of Leicester Career Development Service won Preparation for work by Higher Education (Overall Strategy) at the recent AGR Graduate Development Awards. Award winners were announced at the AGR Development Conference 2015 in London on 19 March. The award is given to HE institutions for outstanding commitment to improving the employability and long-term career success of their graduates across a wide range of activities.

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