Hiring STEM graduates – a research presentation

Posted on 15th September 2014 by Youth

title. imagepngJosephine Hansom, Head of Brand Policy and Professional will be addressing the Graduate Recruiters Network – a private network of Graduate Recruitment Bureau clients on the topic of hiring Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) graduates.  Here’s the preview:

Hiring STEM graduates?

* Puzzled about their behaviour?

* Need an edge over your competition to reach this highly prized audience?

Demand for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) graduates hasn’t been higher in years, making the task of managers seeking to hire top-calibre graduates in this field, more challenging than ever.

Graduate Recruiters Network: LIVE are proud to present the third in our series of Breakfast Seminars with a presentation by Josephine Hansom, Research Director at YouthSight, will provide an overview of the STEM market, both from a both supply and demand perspective. The presentation will include original research based on YouthSight’s 135,000-strong OpinionPanel Community, cross fertilised with findings from the work they have conducted with Gen Y/Millennials for consumer brands, Higher Education institutions and graduate recruiters.

Attending the presentation will provide you with tips and insights on how best to target your offering, maximise your appeal and gain competitive edge in this highly prized audience and a FREE breakfast!


8.30am Registration and breakfast

8.45am Introduction and welcome – Dan Hawes, GRB Co-Founder

8.50am Quarterly Commentary and Discussion – Carl Gilleard OBE

9.20am STEM SELLS by Josephine Hansom, Research Director at YouthSight

9.45am Q&A

10.00am Depart


Josephine Hansom, Research Director

Josephine started her career in market research in 2001 and after seven years at GfK moved to YouthSight in 2013 to head the graduate research team.

With a background in social research, Josephine spent six years managing evaluation projects for central and local government. Specialising in education, she has worked on a number of high profile initiatives e.g. evaluating the introduction of the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) in Wales and a multi-stage programme of research seeking to identify the motivations and barriers associated with continued learning.

She has also worked with the Home Office, Department of Energy and Climate Change, the Department for Communities and Local Government, Ofsted, Ofcom and OFT.  Josephine has also delivered branding insight and directed innovation to many big brands including BMW, Google, Facebook, BT and BBC.

Josephine holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from King’s College London as well as a BSc in Social Psychology from Loughborough University. She is a full member of the Market Research Society. Outside of work Josephine is a member of her local Women’s Institute where she tries to play lawn bowls and discover the history of her neighbourhood.


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