The Month in HE


Welcome to our round-up of the latest news and announcements from the world of graduate and early-years talent.

Kerry Foods partners with SMRS to create new employer brand
We joined Kerry Foods and SMRS on location at Kerry Foods in Egham, to witness first-hand how their exciting new employer brand was taking shape.  Read more

mybrink. More than a job board?
The co-founders of mybrink wanted to shake-up the graduate recruitment sector and create an online talent marketplace.  Read more

Mike Hoffman, SMRS: When's best to open apprenticeship applications?
Mike Hoffman, Client Partner - New Business and Research at SMRS, weighs up opening early vs holding back.  Read more

Apprenticeships are on the rise. But are they fair?
The apprenticeship landscape is shifting, as more employers get on board. But who’s getting the best deal?  Read more

Monster and Stemettes partner for a second year to inspire STEM confidence in young women across the UK
Monster Confidence, an initiative with award-winning social enterprise Stemettes, is focused on providing confidence, inspiration and guidance for young women looking to pursue STEM.  Read more

Association of Graduate Recruiters renamed as Institute of Student Employers
The renaming reflects a change in member needs since the organisation was formed nearly 50 years ago (1968).  Read more

Matthew Harradine, totaljobs: The opportunity is there for graduate employers to secure top talent
totaljobs’ director, Matthew Harradine, shares his thoughts on graduate trends based on their data.  Read more

Do recruiters need to take the lead on championing apprenticeships?
Apprenticeships aren’t on the radar for the majority of school students. That’s the main takeaway from a recent study conducted by trendence UK, which reveals that university remains the clear preference among school age students.  Read more

KPMG grows apprenticeship numbers by 40%
A clear focus on promoting and championing recruitment opportunities at KPMG has seen the firm recruit a record intake.  Read more

“Choose psychiatry” is the plea to medical students
The Royal College of Psychiatrists has launched a national six-week media campaign to recruit more students into psychiatry. It’s receiving lots of attention.  Read more

Survey reveals UK’s top undergraduate employers
J.P. Morgan has taken the top spot in a list of the top 100 undergraduate employers in the UK, compiled by RateMyPlacement.  Read more

School to Work campaign
The EY Foundation has launched a White Paper which presents the case for the implementation of a new School to Work Framework in every school in the UK.  Read more

Engineering degrees are the most valued. But STEM career opportunities are misunderstood
At a time when businesses are crying out for students with STEM skills, the financial incentives are there, but students don’t know what a STEM career could mean to them. Read more

2018 National Undergraduate Employability Awards are open for nominations
RMP Enterprise has announced the 2018 National Undergraduate Employability Awards are open for nominations.  Read more

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

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