Since we established the business in 2012, we have worked with over 75% of UK universities. We also have a growing number of international university clients.

Our work with universities falls into three broad categories:

  • Strategy development, research and consultancy
  • L&D for careers services and academics
  • Student and graduate development

‘It is consistently a joy to work with Gradconsult' 

Jane Campbell, Head of Student Careers at University of Leeds

Strategy projects, research and consultancy

We work as a trusted partner with careers teams delivering change. 

That could be on large scale transformations around the whole careers and employability delivery model or focused on a particular area of what you do. 

We have also completed many strategic consultancy projects. We'll bring our years of expertise and industry insight to help you succeed in achieving your strategic goals. 

We produce a range of comprehensive, independent, research reports for clients which provide detailed analysis of operational and strategic best practice across the sector with a set of recommendations.

‘Put simply, Gradconsult instinctively get the HE careers sector! They understand our challenges and work collaboratively to get the best outcome for all concerned. They are in-tune with the culture, the politics, the stresses and the strains of the world we work in, and are adept at making the links and connections between the disparate strands and priorities we face. They provided clarity and objectivity that allowed us to identify and then implement change based on substance and vision rather than hunch, and this will enable us to approach all aspects of work-based learning in a more coherent, resource effective and impactful way going forward.’

Dr Stephen Boyd, Director of Careers and Employability at Manchester Metropolitan

L&D for careers and employability teams

We offer high energy, interactive and personalised training on a broad variety of topics for university careers teams and academics involved in employability.  

As part of our service, we can provide pre-learning and post-session summaries. In addition, we can facilitate more reflective team sessions focused on reviewing. 

'Gradconsult ran very informed, thought provoking and informative sessions at our Away Day. They took on board our brief and translated this into really engaging sessions for our staff that not only kept energy levels high but have also already informed changes in the way that we work with employers and manage placements.’

Jane Goodfellow, Head of Careers and Employability at Cardiff University

Student and graduate development

We specialise in providing professional skills development sessions and experiential days for students and graduates. 

We have developed three fully interactive, experiential days which we can deliver on your campus; Be The Recruiter, Sustainability Challenge and Innovation Funnel Hackathon. 

Our sessions are both highly informative and interactive and can be tailored for any year group or subject of study. 

Our team can help fill those delivery gaps. 

‘Amazing feedback from students and graduates. Hugely impactful content and you could really feel the energy in the room. Gradconsult always deliver quality!’

Richard Bowden, Head of Careers and Graduate Success at De Montfort University

Please get in touch with Emma Moore, Head of University Partnerships if you would like to have a conversation. 

Email: emma@gradconsult.co.uk

Mobile: 07877 651411