Decisions after School or College… Simon Reichwald - CEO Bright Futures @ brightfuturesNT. What students need to know about. University, Careers & that word ‘Employability’. A bit about me & Bright Futures. Student Recruitment AGR Advisory Council YEUK Advisory Board Global & SME Employers
What students need to know about
University, Careers & that word ‘Employability’
New graduates face tougher struggle in their search for jobs
Local Government Association figures show regional variations in job availability as almost half of graduates are still looking for work after three months The Guardian
Up to a fifth of graduates 'without work' after university
A fifth of students are being left without a job six months after graduating from some British universities, according to official figures. The Telegraph
Graduate unemployment levels on a par with school leavers
Latest data shows 25% of 21-year-olds who left university with a degree in 2011 were unemployed compared with 26% of 16-year-olds with GCSEs The Guardian
Graduate unemployment at highest for over a decade [BBC News]
A study, by High Fliers Research, of 100 major firms says there will be a 9% rise in this recruitment - about 1,400 extra jobs – Jan ‘14
Graduate vacancies at five-year high, suggests research – BBC 2014
Networking and work experience are best ways into graduate jobs
Work experience and networking key to graduate jobseekers [Chartered Management Institute]
Graduates with industry placements more employable Pareto Law
Warning over engineering shortage
A report warns that the UK needs to increase the number of science, technology and engineering graduates it produces by 50%. BBC News
Rise in number of Scotland's graduates in permanent jobs BBC
51.6% of Graduates in FT Graduate Employment – 6 months after graduation
Average of 83 applications per vacancy
33% of graduate roles filled by placement or internship candidates
>60% graduates receive a 2:1 or better
110,000 Freshers with 320
Average graduate salary as £18,345-£22,535 & £26k
Almost 350,000 new graduates each year
Graduates are UP
School Leaver & Higher Apprenticeship are UP
More routes into employment & a good career
So what are the right option for each of your students?
‘Simon’s 3 Reasons for going University’…
NUS research – 79%
‘Why are you going to University?’
Where to start?
Careers Web content- www.allaboutcareers.com
Careers Video Content - Where to start...
Connect with employers face to face & Online e.g. Linked In
Find out what is out there
What do those employers seek when recruiting?
What roles play to your strength?
Major Graduate Employers (<10%) and SMEs
Prepare examples of these!
What Competencies do I need?
And then learn how to EVIDENCE IT
“Will it make the boat go faster?”
Start at Bright Futures School Society…?