Deloitte comments on today’s A-level results
13 August 2015
Rob Fryer, Head of Student Recruitment, Deloitte.
Rob Fryer is responsible for leading the student recruitment function at Deloitte. Deloitte hires over 2,000 students per year across our schools and undergraduate entry routes. We hire into 22 locations across the UK and into a wide variety of service lines.
“Young people receiving their A-level results today have an increasingly broad range of options to consider beyond university. Employers are progressively focusing more on the quality of individual applicants than their academic education and at Deloitte we encourage school and college leavers of all backgrounds to carefully research and consider the opportunities available to them in businesses across the UK.
Deloitte has over 2,000 entry level positions across the country, including jobs for school and college leavers after A-levels, positions for students during their university course and graduates. We are actively seeking applications from a wider breadth of backgrounds and we look for individuals who have gained both work and life experience alongside their academic achievements.”
Julie Mercer, Head of Education Consulting, Deloitte.
Julie is the Global Industry Leader for Education and the UK Lead Partner at Deloitte working with government, private and third sector organisations involved in designing, delivering or supporting the education system.
“For those receiving their A-level results today, congratulations! But what next? Making the right choices has never been more important, but the choices available are mind-blowing. The Government has committed to 3 million new apprenticeships, the cap on student places has been lifted and universities will have to demonstrate teaching excellence. Employers, meanwhile, expect school leavers and graduates to have the attitudes and behaviours to succeed in work, alongside great qualifications.
Despite having more information than ever before, making the right choices at 18 is still hugely challenging. Deloitte research in our recent ‘Making the Grade 2015’ publication highlighted a significant shift in how universities perceive potential students as ‘customers’, the stiff competition to attract them, rising student expectations in terms of their university experience and the employability that courses offer.
Raising the aspirations of young people in schools through inspiring teachers, access to the higher education experience and effective work experience before making these choices is critical. We need to encourage all young people to achieve their potential, increase the diversity of those studying beyond A-level and building our economy. The UK can’t afford to waste this talent. Programmes such as the Deloitte Access Programme delivered in collaboration with Teach First, along with the Deloitte Social Innovation Pioneers we support in the education and employability space, are critical in helping young people to reach their potential, irrespective of who they are or where they live.”
For more information on Deloitte’s student programmes please visit: https://www2.deloitte.com/uk/en/careers/apprenticeships.html
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