Personal Skills Award employer support

The Personal Skills Award (PSA) is supported by a range of private and public sector organisations.

This gives you, as a PSA student, access to network with graduate recruiters.

Benefits of employer engagement

Employer engagement is important for students because: 

  • It gives you a direct insight into what employers are looking for in graduates
  • It keeps you updated with the current graduate recruitment market
  • It gives you access to current job opportunities
  • You can build your employability skills by attending workshops and skills sessions

PSA supporters

Our current PSA Supporters are:

 Capgemini

 

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A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients' opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organisations to realise their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. It is a multicultural company of 200,000 team members in over 40 countries. 

Capgemini graduates are the company’s leaders of the future, and for this reason we not only hire graduates to do a role, we also invest in them through training, experience, mentoring as well as providing access to global and local leadership.

Learn more about Capgemini graduate opportunities.

 Enterprise Rent a Car

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car has an annual turnover of more than $24.1 billion to a rental and leasing fleet of over 2 million vehicles spread across some 10,000 locations worldwide– a business that’s grown into the largest car rental company in the world.

Something else is for certain too – and that’s the fact that we owe our success to each and every one of our people, from senior managers to management trainees alike.

We firmly believe in empowering our people to make the decisions that will affect their work and their career. This philosophy, along with our unyielding commitment to customers, is what has made Enterprise a genuine success story and a truly special place to work.

Just imagine the possibilities that come with joining a huge, internationally successful company with a personal, entrepreneurial approach which allows individuals to stand out. Our secret lies in the fact that we’re divided up into thousands of smaller, local businesses. So when you take one of our graduate trainee jobs, you’ll be learning how to run the business yourself. And how many organisations with a $24.1 billion turnover can say that?

Our future is set to be a bright and rewarding one. Where we’ve come from is just as compelling though. Our website is all about who we are, how we got here and what we’re planning for tomorrow. After all, as a management trainee, you’ll be one of the new generation helping us get there.

Find out more about graduate management trainee jobs at Enterprise Rent a Car.

 PwC

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Opportunities are at the heart of a career with PwC. Our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems for our clients, helping them tackle business challenges and improving how they work. We have graduate and undergraduate opportunities in Assurance, Actuarial, Consulting, Deals, Legal, Tax or Technology.

Our aim is to be ‘the leading professional services firm’, and to achieve this we must be innovative, responsible and attract outstanding people. With almost 18,000 employees at offices UK-wide, attracting the right talent continues to be paramount and, as a progressive employer, we continue to develop a diverse and agile workforce who feel empowered to be the best they can be.This includes supporting different ways of working, with ‘Everyday Flexibility’ allowing our people to better balance work and life, and ‘dress for your day’, where employees decide what’s appropriate given their daily responsibilities.

At PwC, graduates and undergraduates can expect to be part of a stimulating environment working on challenging projects where you’ll have access to a world of opportunity and experiences, in a culture that embraces difference. No matter what your degree or background, PwC have a range of roles to suit everyone. Here at PwC, we look for talented people eager to learn, with business awareness, intellectual and cultural curiosity, and the ability to build strong relationships. Trainees can develop and grow within a supportive and nurturing learning environment - in some business areas, this could mean working towards a professional qualification.

Whatever the route, we are focused on our people achieving their full potential, where hard work and accomplishments are recognised and rewarded with a competitive salary and a tailored, flexible benefits scheme.

Apply Now. Take the opportunity of a lifetime.

Find out more about work experience and graduate careers with PwC.

 REED 

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At REED, our purpose is improving lives through work. We believe in building businesses for the benefit of society and we’re proud to make a positive different to people’s lives.

Every five minutes, someone in Britain starts a new job through REED, and every month 12,000 people improve their skills and prospects by enrolling on a course through REED. Our employment support services have helped over 150,000 unemployed jobseekers to start work. REED is 18% owned by a charitable foundation, enabling us to support thousands of good causes and raise over £100million in the past decade.

We’re one of the largest recruitment networks in the UK and our mission is simple: to help the world Love Mondays. We believe everyone should be able to find meaningful, fulfilling work – so we’re here to help people do just that!

REED is always on the lookout for talented graduates to join our scheme and be part of our purpose.

Find out more about the Reed Graduate Training Scheme.

 Teach First

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We need to unlock the potential in all our children – not just some.  If we don’t, we fail the next generation. We develop the inspiring teachers and leaders who will make it happen and who are determined to make a difference where it’s needed the most. Train to become a teacher and leader with expert support from one of the UK’s top graduate schemes, voted top 10 in The Times Top 100.

You’ll help the UK’s most disadvantaged children realise their potential – and discover your own. You’ll get a salary from your first day teaching.  And you’ll get into the classroom quickly, so you can boost your career and start making a difference right away to the pupils who need it most. You’ll be placed in one school for the whole two-year programme because we know how important consistency is to you, your school and your pupils.

  • Earn a salary and pay no fees – salary increase in your second year when you get Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Gain internationally recognised teacher training qualifications – the Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Leadership (PGDE), worth double the credits of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Option of completing a master’s degree
  • Make a difference in the classroom from day one
  • Expert support from your school and from us
  • Continue to develop skills gained from the PSA that all employers are looking for – resilience, empathy, leadership, initiative. The list is long and will impress.
  • Make lifelong friends and connections
  • Work placements with supporter organisations including Accenture, Citi and Bank of America

We’ve helped graduates unlock their potential as teachers and leaders for over 15 years. Join a ten thousand strong network building a better future with a fair education for all. It’s far from your average day job. Expect surprises, challenges and an unmatched sense of fulfilment.

Find out more about the Teach First Training Programme.

 Civil Service Fast Stream

 
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Why the Fast Stream?

The Fast Stream is an accelerated career path to leadership with supported development. We are a graduate employer that is currently ranked number one in The Times Top 100. We recruit talented people to lead the Civil Service. We develop leaders who embody the highest levels of professionalism, integrity and impartiality.

Join us if you’re interested in:

  • Responsibility and permanent employment contracts from the start
  • Intellectually challenging work
  • Excellent training and long-term prospects
  • An opportunity to make a difference
  • Good work-life balance
  • Playing a crucial part in major national events

Our Schemes

There are 15 different Fast Stream options:

  • Commercial
  • Communications
  • Digital and Technology
  • Diplomatic
  • Diplomatic Economic Scheme
  • Economic, Finance
  • Generalist
  • Operational Research
  • Houses of Parliament
  • Human Resources
  • Project Delivery
  • Science and Engineering
  • Social Research, Statistical

What's the Civil Service?

The Civil Service helps to keep the UK prosperous and secure, supporting the governments we serve in implementing their commitments and delivering high-quality services for the public.

We employ over 420,000 people from across the UK. There are a wide range of roles and opportunities within services such as Finance, Diplomacy, Health, Science and Technology.

Unilever


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Would you like to work with and learn from the biggest brands in the world, bringing your purpose to life with work? With Unilever, we care as much about the sustainability of our business as we do about the success of our brands and our people. From tea to ice cream, and shampoo to skincare, our brands cater for all tastes. Think PG tips, Hellman’s, Ben & Jerry’s and Simple. When you discover the career that you want with us, as a global organisation we’ll help you to follow any path you choose. Surrounded by inspiring leaders and supportive peers, you’ll channel your purpose and find fresh ideas as you make a real impact on the business and the world.

Unilever offer a variety of roles across 8 different functions in Unilever (Finance, Marketing, Supply Chain, Customer Development - Sales, Human Resources, Research & Development, Technology Management and Communications & Sustainability) for graduates and placement students in 2019-2020. We are looking for talented individuals who understand Unilever’s mission and have a passion for growing the business, coupled with the ability to inspire, lead and encourage others to achieve outstanding results. 

Find out more about opportunities with Unilever.

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