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Employer Panel at Leeds Student Education Conference 2015 #SEC4

Great hall jan 2015On 8th and 9th January, the University of Leeds held its annual student education conference.  This included a question and answer session with employers on Friday afternoon. In this post, we’ve summarised some of the key messages that came out of this.

The panel was made up of Dan Crow (CTO, Songkick) Tom Riordan (CEO, Leeds City Council), Lieran Docherty (Regional Manager, Together Women Project), Jen Williams (Associate Director, TeachFirst), and Claire Adams (Relationship Manager, Association of Graduate Recruiters). Continue reading

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Graduate employment prospects: High Fliers survey

You might have heard on the news recently that graduate recruitment is set to rise in 2014, and that your chance of employment after you finish your degree is the best that it has been for 4 years. This data is from the High Fliers report, and in this blog post our Careers Advisor, Laura Blackledge, explains what those figures could mean for you and your success in obtaining a graduate job.

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In 2013 more than 18,000 final year students from thirty of the UK’s leading Universities chose the Times Top 100 employers. The High Fliers survey aims to explain what these most popular employers plan to do; from potential recruitment, to which universities they will target with their graduate schemes. In this post I will discuss the findings of the survey and suggest ways to use this information to increase your employability after graduation. Continue reading

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