Missed our Millennial Insight Breakfast?

Milkround’s ‘Inside the Minds of Millennials’ report is a fresh look in to the minds of millennials told to us by the millennials themselves.

With this piece of research, we’ve gained an insight into this generation which, according to the BBC, will make up 75% of the global workforce by the year 2020.

We look at some common misconceptions around this generation of young workers and ask for their perspective on themes such as professionalism in the workplace, home ownership, travel, employer loyalty, and their close relationship with social media.

To see the key takeaways from the report, click here!


For more information, or to see the full report, just get in touch!


Perceptions of the employer assessment process – are you ahead of the game?


Has your method of assessing candidates been the same for years? Have you ever wondered if your methods of assessing influences a candidates impression of your business?

TMP Worldwide and Milkround are hosting an Insight Breakfast looking at the impact of employer assessment processes on quality of hire, diversity and inclusion and employer brand. We’ve conducted research with over 1,800 students to find out;

  • The impact of the assessment process on candidate perception of your employer brand
  • Candidate perceptions of different types of assessment processes
  • How self aware are candidates when it comes to key skills and do they really understand what employers are looking for
  • Designing assessment processes that help meet diversity and inclusion targets



Date:  1st November 2016

Time:  08.30am – 10.30 am

Venue:  Blue Fin, London, SE1 0TA



To Elizabeth.Hunt@milkround.com by 14th October 2016.

Our School Leavers After School Options Fair

On 30th September, we’re teaming up with UK University Search to host an event at Emirates Stadium in North LondoEmirates cog 2n that provides school leavers with a chance to find out about all of their after school options.

We are offering exhibition packages to employers who are looking to attract school leavers into their business. This is an amazing opportunity for you to build your brand and engage with the marketplace. With over 3,500 registered school leavers to attend, it will definitely be a busy day!

Media Pack

To download our media pack, please fill in the form below. The Media Pack will be sent to you within 2 hours.

How do you engage with Career Development Professionals and School Leaver parents?

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We want to find out if engaging with key school leaver influencers is part of your recruitment strategy. We would really appreciate you taking the time to fill out this really quick, two paged survey.

If you leave your name and email at the end, you may also win a £100 Amazon voucher!*

Click here to take part.

*Winner will be chosen at random and contacted on 6th June 2016.


Careers Adviser Conference- 16th May

We’re giving you the opportunity to engage with 200 careers advisers and teachers at our conference on the 16th May. Come and meet the people influencing school leaver career decisions.

There will be keynote sessions throughout the day from Katharine Horler (Chair of Careers England) and Yolande Burgess (London Ambitions) speaking about policy.

Tim Miller (Associate at Central London Careers Hub) and Dr Sam Lucy (Director of Admissions, University of Cambridge) will explore exam change and it’s consequences.

The conference will cover a range of topical issues and will include training providers, employers and apprentices.

We have a number of limited sponsorship opportunities available for employers. There will be a small exhibition throughout the conference, with numerous networking sessions. There is also the opportunity for two employers to deliver a presentation or workshop to the delegates.

For more information, contact Charlie Howell:

E: Charlie.howell@milkround.com

T: 02030034008

You’re invited: Opportunities for Women in STEM

Join us on the 18th April to find out the results from our latest research project with SMRS: Opportunities for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Our research, conducted with over 2,400 school leavers, students and graduates, delves into how candidates feel about their opportunities in the STEM industries. The research specifically focused on women and their perceptions of the sector. The results establish:

  • Gaps in school and employer influence
  • Key motivations for school leavers, students and graduates
  • Work related opportunities they received while studying
  • Barriers for those who chose not to pursue a STEM career

SMRS will also be talking through their employer branding research, compiled from a series of focus groups conducted with graduate employers in mind. The focus groups produced some fascinating insights on the best ways to engage female candidates in the STEM space.

The details
18th April 2016
The News Building, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF
What time?
9.00am – 11.30am

Please RSVP to confirm your place at the event by 13th April 2016. To RSVP, email Elizabeth.hunt@milkround.com

A New Year treat- 10% off all products in our Recruiter Portal

Lots of recruitment campaigns get a boost in January, ready for all of those student and graduate applications.

We’re offering 10% off all products bought through our Recruiter Portal- simply enter NEWYEAR16 at the checkout to redeem…

You can find the list of products here: http://bit.ly/MRRecruit

*Please note, this discount applies to products bought only through Milkround’s Recruiter Portal, and not through an account manager. Expires on 22/01/2016.

Your Times Top 100 Graduate Employers campaign

The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers is the definitive annual guide to Britain’s most sought-after and prestigious employers of graduates. Now in its seventeenth edition, the latest Top 100 rankings have been compiled from interviews with 18,412 graduates who left UK university in 2015, who were asked the open-ended question “Which employer do you think offers the best opportunities for graduates?”.


To get your company in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2016, start your campaign on Milkround today and access over 100,000 final year students studying in the top 50 universities. Teach them about your brand, so that you can feature in next years Top 100 list.

Download our media pack, or contact us to speak to a  member of the team.

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From Degrees to Careers- where do graduates work?


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Today, we revealed the results of our latest research piece partnered with Ri5 an Insight Breakfast. We offered employers, agencies and universities an insight into candidate expectations when setting out on their subject-related career dreams, to the harsh reality of what it takes to succeed ‘From Degree to Career’.

The survey asked 2,500 of our graduates who left university in 2014 or 2015 for their career paths when they graduated from university together with the internship opportunities that were available to them and the skills students are (or are not) gaining at university.

With just 11 per cent of those who completed an internship in law being offered a returning role in the business, it’s clear that with such stiff competition for graduate positions, alternate sectors must remain a realistic solution to entering full-time employment upon graduation.

In contrast, 61 per cent of savvy Engineering students who completed an internship (52 per cent) did so in an alternative industry to their chosen course subject – keeping their options open.

The report also looked at the number of graduates who were turning down job offers, and the reasons why. Out of all the respondents, 28 per cent were offered more than one job and had to decline some offers. Nearly 10 per cent of these had turned down four or more opportunities. Most claimed that it wasn’t the right role for them, but a lot of respondents commented that the location of the role played a part in their decision.

Two in five students (42 per cent) have revealed that upon graduating from university, they choose their careers for money.

With 8 per cent of the UK’s reluctant graduates opting for roles in Retail, Buying & Merchandising, and 6 per cent securing a role in Sales over their desired career paths, perhaps the opportunities for commission is too tough to resist.

Francesca Hall, Senior Marketing Manager at Milkround comments: “With a rising trend of candidates seemingly holding all the cards when it comes to selecting a career; 42 per cent of our audience having turned down at least one graduate job offer, the pressure is on for employers to ensure their offering is competitive.

 “19 per cent of candidates have even declined up to three, four or even five graduate job offers before making their final selection. Employers must be sure to keep their future talent engaged, or be at risk of losing them to a proactive competitor.”

 The full Degrees to Careers report is published and hosted exclusively here.