21 Jun 2013
Following the recent advertisement for three positions on the AGCAS Board, we are delighted to announce that members have now been elected and will take up their positions with immediate effect.
17 Jun 2013
Following earlier announcements about the new AGCAS partnership with GTI Media, we are pleased to be able to give members an update regarding the following publications: Diversity Matters; Country Profiles; and Teaching.
14 Jun 2013
AGCAS Biennial is the premier event in the HE careers calendar. AGCAS Biennial 2013 is a three-day conference at the University of Exeter comprising three stand-alone days. The conference is aimed at anyone interested in careers information, advice and guidance, employability and the graduate labour market. Bookings for the conference are now open.
20 May 2013
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.
19 May 2013
The Yorkshire Universities Internship Project was developed in response to the current graduate employment environment. The higher education sector recognised a growing need for graduates with meaningful work experience, and for universities to provide effective employability development and employment opportunities. In response to this, four universities in the Yorkshire region made the decision to run an internship programme of placements within their institutions, in partnership with Yorkshire Universities.
18 May 2013
The Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) (Submitted by AGCAS member)
The Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) is a financial recruitment tool, developed by Bloomberg and aimed at helping students and recent alumni connect with financial employers worldwide. In the last two years, over 100,000 students and alumni have taken the BAT.
18 May 2013
GTI Media is about to start a major research project with STEP to survey the views of UK small businesses towards graduates and the opportunities for them to have productive careers in smaller businesses. The project team hopes to establish contact with organisations that have taken graduates on before (for either permanent positions or work experience), or those which are thinking about doing so in the future - and invites AGCAS members to help promote the survey amongst the small businesses HE careers services have contact with.
17 May 2013
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.
13 May 2013
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.
22 Apr 2013
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.
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