It seems to me that recruiting in the way the Big 5 do (i.e. through looking at grades at GCSE and A Level and harvesting the old boy universities) makes for a very homogeneous workforce. In an industry where individuality and creative thinking are valued so highly, is it good business to work in a project team with three other Oxbridge grads? Yes, they are intellectually sound and have been since A level. However, people develop at different rates. Surely someone who has relevant experience and is known to be excellent at their job should not be discounted because they enjoyed life before they were 18. Am I missing something here or, maybe I'm just bitter!?? I'd be interested to hear comments.