GC Hive events

What is GC Hive?

We often internally refer to bringing together the insight, experience, ideas and passion of our team as harnessing the GC hive mind. We are delighted to now unleash GC Hive and offer new training events, open to all in the industry.

GC Hive is a schedule of practical, useful and insightful training events for people who hire or develop students & graduates. Our approach is active, pragmatic and collaborative, harnessing the hive mind of our experts, trainers and fellow delegates

For further information, enquiries about group discounts, alternative location, or running our courses in-house please contact Kerry Hyde.

Events Calendar 

January

Thursday 25th January 2018 
A crash course in employability
Led by Mike Grey
Location: London
A practical one day workshop providing a wealth of knowledge about graduate employability to better understand the priorities and challenges of key stakeholders. It will highlight market trends, best practice and feature a range of case studies from across the sector. Perfect for staff unfamiliar with H.E or new to an employability remit.

Wednesday 31st January 2018 
Understanding SMEs - unlocking graduate opportunities on your doorstep
Led by Kylie Cook and Kerry Hyde
Location: Sheffield
A half day workshop exploring how to unlock graduate level opportunities within SMEs. It will investigate how best to find and engage with SMEs in your region and highlight common pitfalls and areas of best practice.

March

Wednesday 7th March 2018 
Recruiting and developing growth mindset
Led by Jane Clark and Kylie Cook 
Location: Sheffield
First it was skills, then it was competencies, and now it’s strengths… what’s next? Our money is on mindset! Microsoft’s top recruitment attribute is ‘mindset’, and this short course will divulge the essential theory, practical applications, and how you can prepare your students for anything that a recruitment process might throw at them! 

Thursday 8th March 2018 
How to run successful on-campus events
Led by Jane Clark and Kerry Hyde
Location: Sheffield
A half day workshop for campus recruiters and careers service staff looking to run effective on campus events. Sharing common pitfalls and stakeholder perspectives, the course will draw on best practice examples and cover event design, essential etiquette and event management techniques.

Tuesday 20th March 2018 
Strategic influencing in a university environment

Led by Rebecca Fielding and Mike Grey
Location: Sheffield
Are you involved in promoting your employability strategy internally? Do you get frustrated by university hierarchies, committees and politics? Would you like help to make friends and influence senior colleagues? Help is at hand. Our one day course for senior university managers is full of tips and tactics for navigating university politics and influencing key stakeholders. 

April

Tuesday 17th April 2018 (AM)
Students unions: 10 ways to improve student employability, starting with your student leaders
Led by Gabi Binnie 
Location: Sheffield
Students are the heart of any students’ union, but what can you do to help prepare them for their lives after University? Why should students' unions get involved in something that is often seen as the role of the university? This interactive, half day taster session explores the innovative ways that unions can develop the employability of their students, starting with their student leaders.  

Tuesday 17th April 2018 (PM)
The do's and don'ts of working with students' unions
Led by Gabi Binnie
Location: Sheffield
A half day workshop for graduate recruiters, careers services and student union staff. It will examine the role of students’ unions and how they can help employers reach target student groups. 

May

Thursday 17th May 2018
Understanding SMEs - unlocking graduate opportunities on your doorstep
Led by Kylie Cook and Kerry Hyde
Location: Sheffield
A half day workshop exploring how to unlock graduate level opportunities within SMEs. It will investigate how best to find and engage with SMEs in your region and highlight common pitfalls and areas of best practice.

June

Tuesday 5th June 2018 
How do employers develop graduates?
Led by Rebecca Fielding
Location: London
Aimed at careers service staff, our popular one day workshop lifts the lid on all things graduate development. We explore how training schemes are structured, what they typically contain and how they are delivered. Critically we will look at the skills that graduate developers reasonably expect graduates to arrive with and those they will need to work on.

Wednesday 6th June 2018 (AM)
How to run successful on-campus events
Led by Jane Clark and Kerry Hyde
Location: Sheffield
A half day workshop for campus recruiters and careers service staff looking to run effective on campus events. Sharing common pitfalls and stakeholder perspectives, the course will draw on best practice examples and cover event design, essential etiquette and event management techniques.

Wednesday 6th June 2018 (PM)
How to run an effective Employer Advisory Board
Led by Jane Clark and Kerry Hyde
Location: Sheffield
A half day event for senior careers service managers, exploring how to get the most from an employer board. Drawing from our experiences on what works and what doesn't we will investigate ways to convene and operate boards and how to measure success.