Dr Charlie Ball is the Head of Higher Education Intelligence at Graduate Prospects, the UK sector agency charged with the support of higher education careers and employability provision, where he is the specialist on UK graduate employment and the skilled jobs market. Charlie publishes and speaks extensively on all issues on the graduate and postgraduate labour market, and works extensively with quantitative data on graduates. He is a member of steering groups and advisory boards for a number of UK sector organisations, including the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS), the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), AdvanceHE and the Office of National Statistics, as well as sitting in the Institute of Student Employers’ research advisory group. He works with many other organisations and on numerous projects with an interest in graduate employment and employability and is a Fellow of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling (NICEC). He is currently involved in the development of the new Graduate Outcomes survey of graduates, in examining the impact of higher education on local economies, in the ONS update of the national Standard Occupational Classification systems and in cross-sector initiatives on understanding occupational shortages of skilled workers.