Category Archives: Recruitment

Change lives for the better by giving kids with learning difficulties a chance; change your organisation for the better

I want to start with an uncomfortable fact. According to government figures, fewer than 7% of people with learning difficulties in the UK are in paid employment. This compares to 36% of people with disabilities (not that this is anything to shout about). … Continue reading

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What does it take to be voted the Graduate Employer of the Year? Clue: you have to be worth it…

And so, another year on, we return to the annually fascinating question of what makes a graduate employer the Graduate Employer of the Year at the cosmically huge TARGETjobs Awards. I interviewed Negin Lankarani, Graduate Recruitment Manager at L’Oréal UK&I, to … Continue reading

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To sell engineering careers, especially to engineering students, simply point out the contribution they make to all our lives

In my long experience of interviewing recent graduates, the difference between normal, sound performance at work and exceptional performance invariably comes down to one thing – attitude. Having the desire to go one step further is a trait that not … Continue reading

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To encourage more women into engineering, find a role-model who won’t take no for an answer

It was International Women’s Day on Sunday and the BBC marked the occasion by inviting a woman to present Match of the Day. I strongly suspect that Gary will be back at the weekend. Meanwhile, in North Korea, Kim Jong-il … Continue reading

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New Year. New Breakfast News. New partner. New conversation. Brave new world. Same old cooked breakfast

On 5 March, we start a new cycle of GTI Breakfast News events, in association with AGR once more but with a brand new partner, Havas People. There’s the usual stellar line up of speakers including Kate Robertson, Global President … Continue reading

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Does a bad rep stop students making applications?

There’s a depressing narrative being aired relentlessly in the media in the run-up to the General Election in May. It goes roughly as follows: young people are unengaged with politics and view all politicians as two-faced, self-serving lying bastards. Whether or not … Continue reading

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The women STEM shortage thing – am I repeating myself?

I find myself having more Sisyphus moments as the years go by. It seems that every month now, I push some metaphorical boulder up that sodding hill only to see it rolling back to where it started. It’s been called … Continue reading

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