Having spoken to universities and students, we know that a lot of you are concerned about the ways in which employers are responding to COVID-19. We're here to help you set those worries aside.
We have had conversations with lots of our employers about whether, and in what ways, COVID-19 is affecting their plans to recruit – and the responses we have received have been extremely positive.
Companies that recruit graduates think long-term – the graduates that they recruit today will be their leaders of the future. For this reason, employers are continuing to recruit, and their placement and graduate opportunities remain open.
For candidates who are already in the process of applying; many employers are making the necessary adjustments to their application processes – e.g., organising virtual assessment centres and video interviews.
So, the overall message is best summed up as 'business as usual'. Employers are continuing to recruit – so you need to keep applying!
Below are some examples of the feedback we have received; these are typical of what we're hearing from our employers.