UCAS points - A blunt tool?

Posted by S Donaldson on 7 May 2015

Picture by Isabelle Grosjean, article by Mark De Freitas

PwC announced this Monday, 4th May 2015, that it has abandoned the UCAS points tariff for over 90% of its graduate and early identification roles. PwC’s move followed an analysis of applications from students who had not achieved its normal UCAS requirements and the candidates PwC was missing as a result.

The requirement for a minimum number of UCAS points has often been criticised as a barrier to social mobility. PwC had found that one in three of its graduate recruits had been privately educated. The Association of Graduate Recruiters described the UCAS requirement as “a blunt tool” and called on other employers to follow PwC’s lead.

PwC, just like many other large graduate employers, will continue to use psychometric tests to measure candidate’s abilities. So it's worth becoming familiar with these tests. Students and GradClub members from all University of London colleges have free access to a series of full length, online, timed tests on the Assessment Day website Use the link below to register and access the tests:

Register now...


Topics: job hunting, assessment centres, Business and Finance

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