The country’s top employers have received 13% more graduate job applications.
This is according to High Fliers Research in their ‘Graduate Market in 2016’ report compared with the equivalent period in the previous year’s recruitment round.
More graduates applying for jobs means that as a graduate you need to find a way to stand out. On the other side, companies want to recruit graduates who have a strong skill-set and a desire to work and progress within their chosen industry. An affiliation with a professional body is a great way of doing this.
The ACT has worked with universities in a number of guises since we first launched our qualifications. The Accreditation scheme builds on these relationships and formalises the way we work with these Accredited Universities.
In 2016 we launched the Accredited University scheme to encourage graduates to continue their treasury studies after they have finished their university programme. The scheme streamlines the application process for graduates by matching the University’s content with the ACT’s content thereby pre-approving exemptions.
This provides an exciting opportunity for graduates to gain access to the ACT’s qualifications – and for the ACT to support students.
Universities are able to:
- offer more alternative career pathways to their students
- appeal to more prospective students
- promote their relationship with the ACT
- gain more recognition and visibility
Students are able to:
- boost their CV
- improve their employability
- diversify their finance career options
The collaboration helps get graduates off to the best possible start in their careers.
We are delighted to have 5 ACT Accredited Universities:
- Birmingham Business School
- Fachhochshule Wiener Neustradt / University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustradt
- Hertfordshire Business School
- Kingston Business School
- Macquarie University
The exact exemptions depend on the university degree and the resultant match back with the ACT’s qualifications. A full list of what is available can be found here.
Work placements or entry level positions
Existing ACT members can help aspiring finance professionals from Accredited Universities by offering short-term work placements or entry level roles to university students. The Universities are committed to developing and strengthening links with businesses and members’ can gain additional support from creative and innovative students who possess analytical and research skills, keen to apply their skills to a real-life work setting and understand today’s labour market.
If you are interested in knowing more about the work placement scheme or how to contact recent graduates from the Accredited Universities please contact Louise Tatham, Head of Professional Development at firstname.lastname@example.org