News, views, advice and blogs for graduates and recruiters from the Gradsouthwest team and guests.
Sunday, September 10, 2023
Entering the job market as a recent graduate can be a daunting experience. One option that can provide you with structured career development and valuable experience is a graduate scheme. Graduate schemes, also known as graduate programmes or entry-level programs, are offered by a wide range of organisations, from large corporations to government agencies and nonprofit organisations. They typically provide graduates with a combination of on-the-job training, professional development, and mentorship opportunities. With graduate schemes now starting to open, we'll guide you through the steps to prepare for applying.
Saturday, August 5, 2023
If we spot a great vacancy that isn't advertised directly with us, we'll share it on our social media and/or website. We do this as part of our service to you because we're passionate about helping graduates get great jobs here in the south west.
Tuesday, July 11, 2023
In today's digital era, social media is an integral part of our daily lives. It’s ability to connect people and share content presents immense opportunities for graduate jobseekers. You can use the power of social media platforms to enhance your job search, build professional networks, and gain valuable insights into the job market. Here’s how…
Wednesday, June 28, 2023
The recent UCU marking boycott has been making waves in the academic community and is, understandably, a worry for final year undergraduates.
Here's what we know and what you can do...
Monday, June 19, 2023
So, you’ve slogged your guts out for three years and the goal posts have just moved. You’re reading job adverts and a degree isn’t enough. They want experience too. *Head in hands moment*.
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
For graduates, the secret to developing a successful career in south west England is often down to knowing where to look. Rely on the internet and you'll find your search results dominated by the big graduate job boards, all of which tend to be very London-centric. But there are loads of brilliant opportunities out there. Use our inside knowledge to find some of the best graduate jobs in south west England...
Thursday, June 8, 2023
Ask final year students where they want to work and the majority will identify a graduate training scheme with a big, well known company in London. But things are changing. Statistics from recent regional Longitudinal Educational Outcome (LEO) research reveal that roughly two thirds of graduates remain in the region in which they studied.
Monday, October 17, 2022
Join the Frontline Graduate Programme to help create positive change for children and families and you'll benefit from two years of intensive, paid training and a fully-funded master’s degree. This is the work that makes a difference.
Friday, August 19, 2022
Limited opportunities once again for IT Skills and Cyber Skills Bootcamps. These are 12 week online virtual classroom-based courses fully funded by the government if you are unemployed and up to 90% funded if you are employed and want to upskill in your current role.
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Find out about a career in accounting with this live webinar from Bishop Fleming.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
We see a lot of CVs. We know it’s really hard to make sure they’re perfect. But there’s one area where we see lots of graduates shooting themselves in the foot; attention to detail.