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    found this earlier:

    http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/publ...university.pdf

    was very interested to see that recruitment still is primarily from the top 30 or so universities, despite their claims to be meritocratic etc

    was also suprised that applications were relatively low in comparison to my expectations as they are one of the few schemes that will look at people with 2.2s
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    That is really interesting cheers
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    its also interesting to compare with the previous year. The same unis get the jobs. But is this a bias or just some unis not equipping students with the right skills. And is the application rate low because people are advised not to apply. If they've never recruited from ___ uni why bother?
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    (Original post by viviki)
    its also interesting to compare with the previous year. The same unis get the jobs. But is this a bias or just some unis not equipping students with the right skills. And is the application rate low because people are advised not to apply. If they've never recruited from ___ uni why bother?
    Its hardly surprising at all, but you have a good point about the skills bias thing.

    My guess is its a bit of both. Certain institutions are always biased towards certain universities and tnat is not always the top universties. In the case of the Cabinet Office though it seems that it is.
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    This isn't just the cabinet office. Faststream is the main civil service recruitment method. I did it in 2002 and only got through a few rounds. Can't find the details for that year but its interesting that from the data available there no student has been recruited from my uni for years.
    Unless you get into civil service that way there is no point doing civ service at all, their internal promotions on the whole are useless. At my work we had our grads on AA salaries which is about 10k PA (one of the guys had a Phd seriously!!), and AO which I started on which is 12kand up depending on what agency you are in. The people who were getting promoted to EO which is the grade the fast stream grads start on, were graduates in their early 30s who had been with the organisation for up to ten years.
    That salary is only 18k.
    Also as it is one of the few grad schemes with supposedly lower entry grades. 22 ucas points and a 2.2 minimum it would be very interesting to know whether the only people they recruit with 2.2s are from top ten unis.
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    Its all rather depressing then, my mates in the cival service, he is a none graduate on £10k but he has no promotion prospects at all.

    I think a lot of these schemes are a waste of time for a lot of us, unless you have a nice 2:1+ from Oxbridge in a good subject.

    I am certainly going to try and avoid graduate schemes.
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    i thought it would be interesting to write down the 10 uni's with the most applications and its amazing to see the difference in numbers between oxbridge and everywhere else.

    uni sucessful applications

    Oxford 90
    Cambridge 77
    Durham 21
    Bristol 20
    Edinburgh 20
    LSE 18
    UCL 14
    Warwick 14
    Nottingham 13
    Birmingham 10
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    (Original post by emom100)
    i thought it would be interesting to write down the 10 uni's with the most applications and its amazing to see the difference in numbers between oxbridge and everywhere else.

    uni sucessful applications

    Oxford 90
    Cambridge 77
    Durham 21
    Bristol 20
    Edinburgh 20
    LSE 18
    UCL 14
    Warwick 14
    Nottingham 13
    Birmingham 10
    You also have to remember the fact that oxbridge applications are triple that of other universities, although some bias seems obvious

    Previous year:

    Cambridge 92
    Oxford 90
    Durham 25
    Nottingham 25
    Bristol 20
    Warwick 19
    Edinburgh 17
    Sheffield 15
    Manchester 12
    LSE 11
    UCL 11

    Basically the same distribution, I wonder what it is they are looking for and why similar universities such as York do that much worse :confused:
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    Don't compare the actual numbers in - look at the % success for each uni - the table is then different - LSE has more % success than both Oxford and Cambridge

    LSE = 13.4%
    Cantab = 11.8%
    Oxon = 12.3%
 
 
 

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