Graduate employment and skills guide

Employer testimonials

'The breadth of opportunities for graduates in the NHS continues to be huge and we value graduates immensely.'

Noella Bello Castro, Relationship Manager, Nursing and Midwifery Directorate

'With all the innovations in recruitment happening right now, students can be assured a dynamic and unfolding labour market is waiting for them.'

Smarty Train

'Last year we took on 1,000 graduates and school leavers, in line with a normal year... We’re recruiting at similar levels this year too. We are very conscious of the challenges facing students this year…. we are continuing to recruit at a time when many are facing a tough jobs market.'

Hywel Ball, UK Chair, EY

‘The resilience and agility of our student hires has played a fundamental role in helping us deliver our purpose….It’s your human difference, skills and fresh perspectives that will stand you apart.’

Louise Farrar, Director of Student Recruitment, PWC UK

'If you are looking to pursue a career in engineering, then achieving professional registration shows employers that you are committed to making the transition from student to professional.

'Many of the institutions offer student membership at little or no cost and signing up will make sure that you keep up with what’s happening in your field, including networking and potential job opportunities.'

Engineering Council

'Many open access work experience programmes don’t require you to formally apply and offer certification upon completion that you can include in your CV and job applications.'

Deborah McCormack, Head of Early Talent, Pinsent Masons LLP

'Employers continue to look for early talent to join their businesses and having upskilled young people entering the world of work is vital to driving the economic recovery.'

Bright Network

‘Many students have developed their soft skills in the past year… adapting to a new working environment, improving their time management, building digital networks. These are skills graduate employers are looking for’.

Ashley Hever, Talent Acquisition Director UK and Ireland, Enterprise rent-a-car

'All our programmes are now virtual, and we’ve put additional support in place to help our student recruits adapt to a remote working environment.'

Hywel Ball, UK Chair, EY



Published 15 June 2021

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