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Abbie: My messages to employers

Abbie joined our peer panel last year after hearing about the opportunity from friends.

The peer panel of 18 to 30-year-olds make sure our work represents the views of young people.

Meet Abbie

Abbie is studying marketing and in her final year and has already been instrumental in creating social media posts for the #AccessYourTruePotential campaign for Instagram.

Here are Abbie’s messages to employers:

  • Ensure job roles are clearly described along with any opportunities for progression or development (these make a job role more attractive)
  • Disclose the salary; ‘competitive salary’ can be unclear to students who aren’t experienced in their industry of choice 
  • Ensure you’re signed up to well-known graduate job sites so that students know about the opportunities you have to offer.  

By young people, for young people

Since launching, we have listened to young people and shared valuable insights on their views with businesses.

More recently young people have designed, built and delivered assessments for businesses and contributed to our training events.

Now the peer panel will help us make our future vision a reality which is to have Access Generation run by young people, for young people.

The peer panel members represent the voice of young people, help us to validate our research findings and will soon run a campaign to promote our new accreditation.

For employers

Do you know how to meet and match young people’s expectations? Find out more about the accreditation here.