Current Edition - April/May 2015

GRAM15The 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

AGR Manifesto

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…

EMPLOYABILITY

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

Percentage Yield

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

TUITION FEES

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…

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