NUE Awards 2017: Graduate recruitment, zombies and swimming for gold

On Friday 24th February we attended the NUE Awards 2017 after being shortlisted for Best Small to Medium Undergraduate Employer. It was a great day full of insight into the graduate recruitment market and a brilliant way to celebrate the relationship between students, universities and employers.

The highlight of the day for us was definitely ‘The Rise of the Zombie Jobs’ talk delivered by Dr Paul Redmond, Director of Student Life at the University of Manchester. He talked about many jobs gradually becoming obsolete as technology becomes more advanced and the need for us to be¬†forward thinking when it comes to career development and recruitment. Fortunately for us as marketing professionals, our job is only 8th on the list of jobs at risk of being taken over by a robot!

Another high point in the day was hearing the inspiring story of Rebecca Adlington OBE. Her insatiable drive, work ethic and perseverance is something to learn from and aspire to.

A big thanks to the RMP Enterprise team for pulling off an outstanding event and to etc. venues for making space for us to meet lots of inspiring people.