Employability Matters Like Nevwer Before - Carl Gilleard

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Employability Matters Like Nevwer Before - Carl Gilleard

  1. 1. EMPLOYABILITY MATTERS LIKE NEVER BEFORE. Carl Gilleard Chief Executive AGR
  2. 2. STUFF HAPPENS!
  3. 3. Things have been worse! 1992 – Graduate level vacancies fell by 32% in one year Between 1990 and 1993, half of all graduate level vacancies disappeared
  4. 4. In 2008 ……………….
  5. 5. In 2011…
  6. 6. Graduate vacancies in 2000-2012 in the UK. Figure 1.1: Graduate vacancy changes at AGR employers 2000 to 2012 (predicted) – Percentage increase or decrease on previous year (varying bases)
  7. 7. The changing world of work.
  8. 8. Major drivers of change: • Technology. • Globalisation. • Demography. • Environment. • Expectations.
  9. 9. The changing world of work will impact on:• What we do.• How we do it.• When we do it.• Where we do it.• The speed at which things change.• The demand for skills, knowledge and understanding.
  10. 10. “No such thing as a career path.It’s crazy paving and you have to lay it yourself!”
  11. 11. What do employers look for in graduates?Everything ……………………………………….. and more!
  12. 12. What do employers look for in graduates?  A good degree plus…….  Skills  Experience  Personal attributes  A good application
  13. 13. A good degree.  73% of employers demand a 2:1  16% of employers demand a 2:2  27% demand specific degrees
  14. 14. 21st century work skills. Teamwork  Problem solving Self-management  Communications Project management  Cultural sensitivity/awareness Business and customer awareness  Managing learning and career
  15. 15. “Experience is not whathappens to you; it’s whatyou do with what happens to you” Aldous Huxley
  16. 16. Personal attributes – it’s all about SELF. SELF Awareness SELF Esteem SELF Confidence SELF Efficacy
  17. 17. The right mindset.
  18. 18. The key to unlocking potential -Taking personal responsibility.
  19. 19. And finally… “To be employed is to be at risk.To be employable is to be secure.”
  20. 20. Questions?

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