Graduates urge employers to scrap 2:1 minimum requirement

More than half (58%) of graduates think employers should scrap their minimum requirements of a 2:1 degree, according to a survey by graduate recruitment specialist Milkround.com.

Eva Malecki, graduate recruitment manager at Centrica, responded to the survey results, saying: “We do not have a 2:1 cut-off as we believe that accepting applications from graduates with a 2:2 or above will enable us to attract and assess a larger, more diverse graduate pool, especially as the value of a degree classification can vary from one institution to another.  

“To secure the best talent for our business, we look beyond a degree classification; job history, activities and interests outside of university and competency-based examples are just as important to show us that an applicant has skills beyond their degree.”

NEW TO THE MARKET: 19-23 OCTOBER 2020

This week’s new launches include: CV-Library, Recruitment Entrepreneur, ThriveMap, Walter James Group

New to Market 19 October 2020

Short promoted to CEO Randstad UK & Ireland

Managing director Randstad UK Vicky Short (pictured) has been promoted to CEO for Randstad UK & Ireland from 1 January 2021.

People 16 October 2020

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 12-16 OCTOBER 2020

This week’s new contracts & deals include: Alexander Mann Solutions, Bullhorn, Concept Information Technology, Executive Heads

Contracts 12 October 2020

McGinley Group rebrands and relaunches as MCG Group

Multi-sector specialist recruiter McGinley Group has rebranded and today launched itself as the MCG Group.

New to Market 7 October 2020
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