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They recognised that while other sectors had a formalised career development path, the university sector had no obvious entry for high-calibre graduates looking to begin their career in university leadership and management.
The decision to pilot a graduate training scheme for professionals in higher education (HE) was taken by a group of universities in December 2011 and is facilitated by the Association of Heads of University Administration (AHUA).
The interest was small but significant, with articles and promotion of events getting a few hundred hits on a good week.
We also used the blog as a repository for information and resources from events that we organised, such as Fusion.
Saul, a Search Engine Optimisation Technician said: “Graduate Head Start helped me greatly with gaining work experience and eventually with getting a job.
It helped me acquire skills that could have been used in several different jobs.” Denver, a Digital Marketing Executive, added: “Without the Graduate Head Start programme, I’m unsure if I would have had the opportunity to be given a role I preferred, because my actual experience within the industry was minimal.
Further information Please email Rish Baruah, Careers Consultant at Nottingham Trent University (NTU), or you can contact Rish via @Careers Rish.
a new graduate programme for university leadership.
We’re keen to develop our links with the university further and would recommend the programme to other businesses looking to build their workforce.”• GHS has been delivered to in excess of 400 participants since October 2009• 78% of past participants are now working in full-time employment having participated in the programme• 87% of employers were 'very satisfied' and 13% were 'satisfied' with the placement service provided by GHS Find out more about the Graduate Head Start programme AGCAS Awards 2015: winners announced The results of the 2015 AGCAS Awards for Excellence have been announced.
As other members of the Employability Team have adopted social media, the strategy has changed: the corporate identity has been refined with a new You First logo emblazoned on our website and print materials and, to establish some formality, we have had to adopt uniform blog and Twitter handles.
The result, at the time of writing, is that my Twitter handle has changed twice, firstly to @NTUCareers AD, and latterly to @NTUYou First AD, and the wonderful blog title artanddesigncareers has morphed into NTUYou First AD.
Winners were presented with their awards at the AGCAS Annual Conference for HE Careers and Employability Professionals conference dinner and awards ceremony in Warwick.
AGCAS is delighted to announce the results of the 2015 AGCAS Awards for Excellence.
Award winners photo gallery Winners AGCAS Award for Employability sponsored by Prospects • University of Essex - for ' Frontrunners' AGCAS Award for Entrepreneurship sponsored by Unitemps • Nottingham Trent University - for ' The Hive' AGCAS Award for Technology sponsored by TARGETjobs • The Careers Group, University of London - for its ' Enhance Your Career and Employability Skills' MOOC AGCAS Award for Academic Engagement sponsored by Gradcore • The University of Sheffield - for its Career Diagnostics System AGCAS Award for Employer Engagement sponsored by Gradconsult • The University of Edinburgh - for its Creative and Cultural Skills Festival AGCAS Award for Student Engagement • University of Kent - for its Employability Week AGCAS Award for Partnership with Professional Services (New for 2015) sponsored by GSM London • The University of Manchester - for its partnership with the Division of Development and Alumni Relations AGCAS Outstanding Newcomer Award • Phillip Williams (University of Leicester) AGCAS Significant Influence Award • Steve Fish• Pat Quinn• Nick Keeley• Jan Perrett• Chris Phillips NTU: Using social media to engage with students Rish Baruah was recruited to Nottingham Trent University (NTU) as a careers consultant with a social media remit.