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Careers Adviser Day 2020

Discover how a career in accountancy is more than your graduates would imagine at our annual Careers Adviser Day. Join us on Monday 14 September 2020 at Chartered Accountants Hall, London to gain insights and updates from ICAEW and employers on the graduate recruitment market for accountancy, finance and business sectors.


Why attend?

  1. Deepen your knowledge

    Enable your students to make informed career choices by deepening your knowledge of chartered accountancy and the value of a professional qualification.

  2. Networking

    Network with the best graduate employers to increase your students career opportunities and discover the skills they need to demonstrate in interviews.

  3. Connect with us

    Meet your region’s ICAEW student engagement executive to plan your 2020/2021 activity, and find out how we can support you.

What to expect

Watch this video to get an insight into a previous Careers Adviser Day, and find out why it’s a ‘must attend’ event for careers advisers at universities across the UK.


10:00 - Opening remarks and overview of ICAEW 

10:15 - Trendence - The Graduate Recruitment Market
An update on the current trends within the graduate recruitment market. 

11:00 - Session 1: The value of professional qualifications
ICAEW will explain the value a professional qualification can provide to a graduate and their career, as well as why being a professional is important for organisations, individuals and the UK. 

11:15 – Professors x Professionals
We will discuss the key findings in the Trendence research and how ICAEW, employers and career advisers can improve communication of professional qualifications and careers to graduates.

12:00 - Networking session 1
This is the first of two ‘speed-networking’ style sessions which give you the chance to ask your questions and engage with some of the UK’s biggest graduate employers. You’ll also have the chance to meet like-minded careers advisers from universities across the UK.

13:00 - Lunch

13:45 - Session 2: The panel: making the right choice
This year, our panel will feature an employer, a tuition provider and also an ACA student. They will be sharing their thoughts on the key differences and the benefits of professional qualifications. 

14:30 – Updates from ICAEW
14:45 – Networking session 2

15:45 – Closing remarks

16:00 - Finish and networking drinks
The chance to continue networking after the day is finished with drinks at One Moorgate Place, Chartered Accountants’ Hall.