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Policy Seminar: Stephen Isherwood, Graduate Market Overview

The Great Hall

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Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive of the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR)

Graduate Market Overview 

In 2017 the talent war for students continues. The apprentice levy, Brexit and the changing nature of work itself are all creating a labour market where we have graduates underemployed and employers with unfilled vacancies. Stephen will discuss the workings of the UK’s graduate labour market, what employers are looking for and how this may change in the future.

About the Speaker

Stephen Isherwood was appointed Chief Executive of AGR in June 2013 following seven years as Head of Graduate Recruitment UK & Ireland at Ernst & Young, one of the largest recruiters of graduates in the UK. 

Stephen started his HR career at Coopers & Lybrand recruiting experienced management consultants before moving into graduate recruitment when the firm merged with Price Waterhouse to form PwC. After PwC he lead the graduate recruitment and development programme at Safeway before working in the public sector where he developed and managed a number of careers related programmes. 

Stephen has extensive experience in the recruitment and development of students, both graduates and school leavers. He has worked closely with Higher Education throughout his career with a focus on the career development and employment of students. 

In addition to his current role Stephen sits on a number of steering groups related to higher education and employment including the HEAR Advisory Committee , the GPA Advisory Group and is on the board of HECSU. He has presented to various committees in the Houses of Parliament and often appears in national and local media.

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Event Details

The Great Hall
Sutherland Building
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST


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0191 227 3702


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