PwC remove their UCAS points criteria for graduate jobs

PwCHere at City Careers, we are always keeping an eye out for changes in recruitment practices. We have noticed that some graduate employers have started to be more flexible about their entry requirements, which has got to be good news for graduates. The latest of these is PwC who have removed their UCAS points criteria for graduate jobs. PwC have stated that they believed their old practice of requiring UCAS points resulted in a lack of diverse applications from graduates because this put people from poorer backgrounds at a disadvantage. Richard Irwin, Head of Student Recruitment at PwC, says: “We want to target bright, talented people and extend our career opportunities to untapped talent in wider pockets of society’. PwC has defended the new policy by asserting that it could “drive radical changes in the social mobility and diversity of the professional services industry.” Read more what PwC have to say here. Will be interesting to see how the other three in the Big Four respond, along with other key graduate recruiters…….




Community Volunteering Officer job vacancy at City

If you have been actively engaged in volunteering and understand how volunteering can develop skills that employers value as well as being rewarding on a personal level, then you may be interested in applying for the Community Volunteering Officer job vacancy now on the City website. If you would like an informal chat about the role to see if it might be right for you, then do not hesitate to get in touch with Ben Buler, Student Development Manager Butler (Ben.Butler.1@city.ac.uk) who will be happy to answer your questions.

It is always worth looking at the City website for job vacancies – although many students do not think of doing this. If you are interested in working in a university or college in general, then an excellent site is www.jobs.ac.uk