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05.05.15

PwC to stop using UCAS points to screen graduate applications

PwC has decided to scrap the UCAS tariff for the vast majority of its graduate roles. Up to now, the firm has required applicants to hold at least 260 to 340 UCAS points, dependent on the role. PwC believe that employers miss out on key talent f...

23.04.15

AGR Opportunites

Three roles to challenge you, inspire you, and give you the chance to make a difference to an industry that is essential to the UK’s skill base. The AGR and its Directors are committed to creating a high performing, content rich organ...

21.04.15

Labour's Tristram Hunt backs Apprenticeships in bid to equip Britain with skills

Potential future Education Secutary Tristram Hunt said he would be 'Delighted' were one of his three children to embark upon an apprenticeship rather than going to University. AGR Members are mentioned as Hunt argues that views are changing towa...

20.04.15

Alan Titchmarsch bemoans lack of respect for apprenticeships

Having left school with one O-level in Art, celebrity gardener Alan Titchmarsch believes that attitudes towards apprentices need to change if they are to be fully valued and rewarded by society. Tichmarsch highlights the "chronic shortage o...

20.04.15

UK economy predicted to grow 2.8% this year

The ITEM club has predicted that the UK economy will grow by 2.8% in 2015. Reduced unemployment, low inflation and low oil prices should help the economy grow despite any uncertainty created by the general election.  "The economy...