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1010, 2016

Vice – Is university still worth it?

By |October 10th, 2016|

Whilst debate amongst academics and employability professionals has been heated and relatively well publicised, very little of it is likely to be seen by young people.  It is this that makes the Vice Special Series, [...]

808, 2016

Is this new tech about to level the playing field for graduates?

By |August 8th, 2016|

Graduate recruitment rarely stands still but the pace of change and the increase in innovation in this area in 2016 has been extraordinary. Significant shifts in employer strategies have arguably driven many of these changes [...]

905, 2016

What’s next in employability?

By |May 9th, 2016|

There has never been a more exciting time to work in careers and employability but few careers practitioners are up to date on emerging trends and the innovations in technology impacting early careers. Join Career [...]

1804, 2016

What skills do employers really want in 2016?

By |April 18th, 2016|

In Autumn/Winter 2015, Career Design conducted its first employability research initiative to track the skills employers seek when recruiting graduates. As an independent employability consultancy we have no agenda – the sole purpose of the [...]

2501, 2016

Digital fluency: The skills graduates have (but don’t know it)

By |January 25th, 2016|

We are coming to the end of a major employability skills assessment for a leading UK University and this involved interviewing graduate employers across the South East.  Employers within banking, digital media, recruitment and tech [...]

2811, 2015

Mind the (data) Gap

By |November 28th, 2015|

The UK skills gap has been well covered by academic and mass media.  Irrespective of viewpoint on whose fault this is, the one common belief appears to be that UK businesses feel let down by [...]