On Campus Engagement and Attraction

Driving Quality Applications is What We Do Best

We believe that the brightest, career-orientated individuals are proactive and focused on developing their employability skills and want to meet employers face to face.

The Bright Futures Society network in Schools & Universities means we provide our clients with a cost effective & sustainable platform of these career focused students to generate quality hires at apprentice, school leaver and graduate level consistently & throughout the year.


Universities

On campus Bright Futures run the ‘Bright Futures Society’ network, which is currently active in over 55 UK universities including most of the Top 30 Higher Education Institutions. This gives our clients (who include PwC; Credit Suisse; RPC; Thales; Rolls Royce; Teach First & Tesco) access, ahead of the competition, to some of the most career focused, motivated students.

The Society exists to help students become more employable through skills development and networking with a range of organisations to inform their career choices.
For our clients the University Society provides a ready-made & powerful platform to target career focused student talent from across all degree disciplines and year groups, not to mention giving something back by developing the skills of students right across the UK.

Established in 1977, each Society has between 100-1000+ members. Each University Society is run by the students themselves (a committee of typically 6-8 taking a lead role, with training, support and infrastructure of the Bright Futures National team). It is by harnessing the drive and enthusiasm of our Society leaders & this peer to peer approach that great results are achieved on campus for our clients in terms of engagement with quality, career focused student talent.

This powerful network exclusively enables graduate recruiters to access this talent through:

On campus events, organised for you by the Society locally, regionally & nationally
National conferences and competitions
On campus marketing & promotions
Powerful online tools (from social media and live, interactive webinars)

Last year, 60% of our committee members had a job before the end of the academic year, 50% of those were directly with our clients.

Of our student membership across the UK:
* 52% are female and 48% are male
* 27% are 1st Years, 36% are 2nd Years and 37% are 3rd and Final Year students
* 27% study STEM related subjects; 61% study Business and related subjects; 9.5% study Law...

We know ‘one size does not fit all’ and that every organisation is different, therefore, Bright Futures works with clients individually to launch and facilitate innovative, tailor-made initiatives to meet both short term and strategic objectives.

Schools

Building on the success of our University Bright Futures Society network, in 2013 we piloted our Bright Futures Societies in 10 UK Secondary Schools, driven by the fact that more and more organisations are wanting to recruit apprentices and school leavers, but often lack the resource to build sustainable links with relevant schools through which they can engage with and educate pupils (cost effectively) about the career opportunities they have.
Today we have over 30 Schools that we are already working with, and many more in the pipeline.

Bright Futures provides the resource and expertise to build & maintain (for our clients) the right network of schools around the UK. This gives our clients access, ahead of the competition, to some of the most career focused and motivated pupils & students.

Increased university tuition fees mean more and more school leavers are looking for, or are in need of, alternatives to Higher Education. School Leaver programmes and Apprenticeships provide a credible career alternative to a graduate career and the Bright Futures School Societies provide employers with the perfect platform from which to communicate this message in schools through student-led events, along with the ability to spot the right talent.

Skills development is also a crucial issue for employers. The Society provides our clients with the opportunity through events in school to deliver that skill development (at the same time as delivering those all important career messages).

The power & uniqueness of the School Societies as with in Universities, comes from harnessing the drive and enthusiasm of the Society leaders - the students themselves - with the support and infrastructure of the Bright Futures National Team. The School Societies empower students to drive their employability and organise events that they know will be of interest to their peers, which in turn drives up engagement.

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