Careers Adviser Conference 2018

On the 24th and 25th May 2018, Milkround will be hosting our next annual Careers Adviser Conference, in partnership with Central Careers Hub.

Last year, over 200 career development professionals were in attendance, eager to learn more about the range of offerings available to students after leaving school.

Career advisers are a key influencer who are able to speak to thousands of students every day about their future career choices

 

CAC 2017
One of 2017’s panel sessions.

 

When: 10am-4pm 24th & 25th May
Where: Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, SE1 0TA

Currently available packages:

Standard

Continue reading “Careers Adviser Conference 2018”

Milkround’s latest insight into the school leaver market

Our Insight Breakfast

On Wednesday 15th November, Milkround offered our latest insight into the school leaver market. At our annual Insight Breakfast, we launched the findings from our most recent report, the School Leaver Candidate Compass 2017.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Lizzy Hunt and Ellie Green from Milkround’s marketing team share our report findings

 

It was a pleasure to be joined by The Prince’s Trust, who offered their own insight into social mobility in the school leaver market and how they actively tackle this, as well as how we as employers can all do more.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Russell Knight from The Prince’s Trust shares insight into student social mobility

 

We were also joined by two amazingly talented apprentices from Jaguar Land Rover and Grant Thornton – thank you Lucy and Holly! It was great to hear the positive impact apprenticeships can have on our young people and how these individuals have smashed barriers and challenged misconceptions held by some of their peers.

Key Findings from the Report

Our survey received over 3,200 responses, with the vast majority of these students studying AS or A Levels currently.

73% of school leavers believe the GCSE reform is a negative change. A third worry that employers will not understand the new system.

70% of our respondents do not believe it is crucial to have a university degree in order to have a successful carer.

98% say they are primarily told about the university as a career choice in school or college.

19% of our respondents who received free school meals had differing views on their future careers than their non-free school meal counterparts.

Download the report.

Milkround’s new features have arrived, meaning better applications for you

Today we’ve launched a new set of onsite features, which includes a smooth data-led application process to all jobs on our website, to increase the quality and relevancy of applications delivered to our clients.

By improving our knowledge of each jobseeker’s application behaviour, we can now target through both the candidate’s profile data and their onsite behaviour. Following these enhancements, our jobseeker’s will now benefit from:

  • Onsite job recommendations
  • Regular, personalised job emails
  • Instant job match notifications

Alongside these new features, we’ve also launched improved job search technology, which not only understands a jobseeker’s keyword search, but also uses artificial intelligence to generate similar and relevant job opportunities into their search results. Taking a synonym led approach to job results ensures the right jobs are displayed to the best candidates.

Milkround’s Head of Sales, Sarah-Jane McQueen commented: ‘We are continually developing our product to ensure our clients gain the most from their campaigns. By improving our application process and therefore better understanding our candidates, we can deliver the most relevant jobs. We’re really excited about the new features we are launching today, which bring innovation to the graduate recruitment market.’

With a refreshed design and improved user experience, we continue to take a candidate led approach to ensure our platform and technology supports the all-important job search.

For more information please get in touch with us today!

National Apprenticeship Week 2017

This year we’re hit with a double whammy – National Apprenticeship Week and National Careers Week happening over the same five days!

The aim of National Apprenticeship Week is to bring together employers and apprentices from across England to celebrate the success of apprenticeships over the last decade, seeking to encourage even more people to choose apprenticeships as a fast-track to a great career. It’s a pretty busy time for us (as we know it is for many recruiters) – check out some of the things we’re doing below…

  • Today, (Monday 6th), you’ll see the launch of our dedicated Apprenticeships content hub where school leavers, teachers and parents can learn more about apprenticeships, what they involve, and the benefits they can bring to a career.
  • On Tuesday 7th March, our School Leavers supplement is going out in The Times, providing all readers with an insight into the ever-changing apprenticeship market. ACCA will also be joining us LIVE on Twitter for a Q&A about their qualifications and careers in accountancy.
  • Wednesday sees our marketing team heading out to local schools across London for their careers events, including the ‘Pathways to Apprenticeships’ event with Tower Hamlets Education Business Partnership. The event gives us the opportunity to improve social mobility by working with young people from this area.
  • On Thursday 9th March, we are hosting our inaugural Employer Parents Evening at our HQ in the Blue Fin Building, London. With 200 parents and ten clients in attendance, our event will consist of three panel sessions covering topics such as ‘what makes a good apprenticeship?’, the levy and an apprentice Q&A made up of current apprentices. We’ll also be up in Leeds at the National Careers Guidance Show, making the most of opportunities to speak to and engage with careers advisers across the UK.
  • And finally, Friday will see us rounding up a very busy week, with content and videos being promoted to our audiences – school leavers, teachers and parents.

 

How can you get involved?

This week is the perfect opportunity to educate our 16-18 year old audience on their post-school options. We’ve popped together the perfect campaign for you during this week, at 40% off the usual price…

  • 1 x two-week job listing and company profile
  • 1 x targeted email to 10,000 relevant candidates
  • 2 x posts on Twitter
  • 2 x posts on Facebook
  • 1 x LinkedIn post

All for £500

To take advantage of this offer, or for any other campaign options, please get in touch with Charlie.Howell@Milkround.com or contact us here.

Why does having a socially diverse workforce matter to your business?

The release of recent statistics in the press has pushed social mobility to the top of many employer’s agendas. Deliotte’s Fair Access to Work study in 2016 showed that students from less advantaged backgrounds earn an average of nearly 10% less than their more advantaged peers 6 months after graduating. By raising awareness of this inequality, we can hope to close this gap and make sure all students and graduates are given a level playing field when it comes to the world of work, regardless of their background.

  1. What does social mobility mean, and how does it currently look in the graduate market?

Socioeconomic backgrounds are difficult to pinpoint, but are usually characterised by post code lived in at the age of 14, free school meal eligibility, and parent professions. In 2016, only 10.3% of all UCAS applicants were made by those from most disadvantaged backgrounds, compared to 30% of those from the most advantaged.  Once students have completed university, there is a pay gap of around 10%. Employers are continuing to hire with the influence of unconscious bias, targeting their recruitment drives at elite universities and filtering out candidates who don’t meet high qualification brackets.

  1. Who is championing the change in social mobility?

Deloitte, Accenture, O2, Linklaters, KPMG, Barclays, EY, Baker & McKenzie, Grant Thornton, Teach First and the independent Bridge Group have committed to working with the government to create new national common measures which will help to boost social mobility in workplaces across the UK, in both private and public sectors.

  1. Why should bringing in a diverse workforce matter to me, and how can I tackle it?

There are a multitude of reasons why bringing in a diverse workforce can bring benefits to your business. It firstly widens your talent pool, giving you the chance to recruit potential rather than a tick box of grades and qualifications. Secondly, hiring people from different backgrounds will widen your skill set, bringing in fresh talent and other perspectives. It will also strengthen your employee engagement, opening doors for wider collaboration, development programmes and mentoring schemes.

There are several simpler changes you can make to your business to reduce the barriers for less advantaged candidates joining your organisation.

  • Banning unpaid internships will stop only graduates from privileged backgrounds gaining valuable work experience, opening the opportunity up to all candidates.
  • Look past grades and qualifications when filtering through your applications. Shift your focus towards their experiences and progression to understand where you can find potential.
  • Reimbursing interview travel costs, or hire locally. Less privileged candidates may be unable to attend interviews too far from their home due to high travel costs. Offering a reimbursement or targeting your recruitment drive locally can help to combat this barrier.

We are a long way away from abolishing all the barriers for graduates from disadvantaged backgrounds when entering the world of work. There are a lot of small steps many organisations can take to becoming a much more diverse and inclusive team, bringing with it a multitude of benefits to your company culture and collaboration. For more information on how you can reach out to students from all walks of life, simply get in touch.

 

 

 

 

 

Delivering more candidates than ever before…

We kicked off the year with high traffic levels, a growing audience and strong applications.

Check out our January 2017 statistics vs. last year below:

traffic-statistics

What does this mean for you?

A high volume of quality candidates applying for your roles.

Your brand seen by more candidates than ever before.

We’re proud to work with

amazon

Image result for BLOOMBERG     Image result for DELOITTE    Image result for ALLIANZ

Image result for LIDL             Image result for love home swap              Image result for royal navy             Image result for bmw group

Now is the time to drive your recruitment campaign forward, and with the tools and resources Milkround can offer, it’s never been a better time to give us a go.

Simply get in touch to find out how we can help you.

WIN with the 12 Days of Christmas!

blog-post-12doc16

In this very speedy run up to Christmas, we’re offering you the chance to WIN PRIZES when you book your campaign with Milkround.

If this hasn’t already tempted you to enquire, here’s a list of the things we’re giving away…

DAY 1: 1st December: A lovely bottle of bubbly

DAY 2: 2nd December: £50 Odeon cinema voucher

DAY 3: 5th December:  £50 Amazon voucher

DAY 4: 6th December: a Champneys Spa Day with treatments for two

DAY 5: 7th December: Two tickets to A View from the Shard

DAY 6: 8th December: A cupcake delivery

DAY 7: 9th December: Wine tasting for two

DAY 8: 12th December: A festive hamper

DAY 9: 13th December: Hot air balloon ride for two

DAY 10: 14th December: Two night hotel break with dinner for two (various locations)

DAY 11: 15th December: £100 John Lewis voucher

DAY 12: 16th December: A three course meal for two at The Ritz

For every £1000 you spend with Milkround, you’ll get one entry into the raffle at the end of the day (i.e book a £5,000 campaign and you’ll receive five entries, giving you a higher chance of winning!)

To be entered into the prize draw, simply quote ’12 DAYS’ when talking to a member of the team!*

CONTACT US HERE

*T&Cs: minimum spend of £1,000 with Milkround. Has to be booked on the day to be eligible to win the prize. Winners will be picked at the end of each day, and be notified by email no longer than 10 days after the competition closes. Competition ends at midnight 16/12/2016.

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!

blog-picture

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

 

Attract top students on Results Day 2016

Alevel results day, Lady Margarets school, Fulham. 18.8.11 LtoR Ruth Neligan, Anneke Hanegraaf, Laura Taylor and Isabel Fletcher celebrate their results.

Results day is a tense time of year for thousands of 18-year-olds who are waiting to receive their A Level grades.

It’s also the perfect time for employers to engage with an audience who may be looking for alternatives to university because 1) they have decided university isn’t for them or 2) they’re about to go through clearing.

Providing school leavers with an alternative option to university at a time when they are actively making career decisions will be very beneficial to your business- not only will you be attracting diverse talent, but the acknowledgment of your brand and opportunities will be grown in the market.

Milkround School Leavers is the perfect place to begin your Clearing Campaign. With over 86,000 school leavers in our community (and open to pursuing alternatives to university) our audience is ready and waiting to hear about your opportunities.

We’ve popped together some different package suggestions to accommodate all budgets and objectives- from direct engagement to brand building and widened outreach.

Simply get in touch using the form below to find out about how we can help you reach this audience during a critical time of their career decision journey.

 

Think you know Millennials?

Milkround

We’ve delved into the minds of 1,000 millennials to discover their views on topics from future work prospects, to travel, to buying a home.

Join us on the 9th September at our new home in the Blue Fin Building to hear our findings.

We will also be revealing the results of our annual School Leavers Career Confidence Report – so come along to find out how 2,100 school leavers feel towards their career prospects.

THE DETAILS

  • 9th September 2016
  • 9.00 am – 12. 30 pm
  • Blue Fin Building, London

To RSVP, fill in the form below or email Elizabeth.Hunt@milkround.com by 24th August.