The April/May edition of Graduate Recruiter magazine is out now.
The focus of this edition is the upcoming General Election, featuring the following articles:
THE BROAD OUTLOOK
Stephen Isherwood sheds insight into AGR’s 2015 Manifesto
A Mixed Forecast for May
Industry figures talk about their hopes and fears come May 7th, 2015
If In Doubt, Blame the Politicans
Uncertainty in the graduate jobs market is back, and Prospects’ Charlie Ball says it’s the fault of politicians…
Bridging the Skills Gap
Sharon Spice shares ICAEW’s wish-list for addressing the skills gap
Creating Business-Ready Graduates
The Government has highlighted the need for business and universities to collaborate more closely, and Reed Smith is ahead of the game…
Employability – What Works?
Karl Hobley talks about QAA’s latest research into what graduate employers really think about employability projects…
The Business End
Employment is at a record high and rising, but we are faced with political uncertainty as the election approaches, and the skills crisis poses an acute threat. The CBI’s David Cairncross explains
The 5% Club began as a challenge yet has evolved into a campaign backed by the government and the CBI. Dr Sam Healy explains why the General Election’s winning party should share the club’s same message
Why UK Education Needs Disrupting
As EQ becomes as important as IQ, GradWeb’s Sophie Meaney believes the UK education system needs a radical overhaul…
Thinking Outside the Box
Cubiks’ James Lewis believes occupational psychology can contribute to improving careers advice in our schools and that the incoming Government has an opportunity to make some radical improvements…
Empowerment, Engagement, Employment
What did the Scottish Referendum teach us about encouraging students to engage with their careers? A lot, says Bright Futures’ Simon Reichwald
SOCIAL MOBILITY AND DIVERSITY
Ladies Who Learn
Not-for-profit charity, The Artemis Network, is actively seeking government and education participation at Board level. How is it doing so far?
Learning from Life Experience
Baroness Lawrence tells how employers can learn from the Stephen Lawrence Trust’s experience of engaging with a wider social demographic of young people
Moving Mobility Up the Agenda
Capp’s Alex Linley explores how the incoming government can work in partnership with business to address social mobility
Challenging the Status Quo – Sutton Trust
The Sutton Trust’s Conor Ryan says that despite talk of change, the privileged educational background of Parliamentary candidates is unlikely to change after the General Election
THE STUDENT PERSPECTIVE
The Future of Work
The NUS Commission on the Future of Work report reveals a disconnect between aspirations and reality. Natalie Swan looks at how the findings will inform NUS work going forward
What About The Students?
With the student vote carrying enough influence to potentially swing the entire election, we ask four young women about their priorities for the next government
The Student Fee Rise
Four years after the tuition fee rise came into force, UCAS’ Mark Corver looks at applications and admissions data to answer the burning questions…
Read the magazine here.