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Frontline Social Work Programme

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.

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  • IT Skills Bootcamps

    IT Skills Bootcamps

    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.

  • Accountancy Insight Webinar

    Accountancy Insight Webinar

    Wednesday, January 19, 2022

    Find out about a career in accounting with this live webinar from Bishop Fleming.

  • Avoid the #1 Graduate CV Error

    Avoid the #1 Graduate CV Error

    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.

  • First Day Nerves – And How To Combat Them

    First Day Nerves – And How To Combat Them

    Wednesday, September 29, 2021

    You’ve been to the interview, got the job and you’re starting tomorrow. Feeling nervous? Here’s how to cope…

  • Join the Low Carbon Internship and Leadership Programme!

    Join the Low Carbon Internship and Leadership Programme!

    Wednesday, August 18, 2021

    Applications to join the Low Carbon Devon Internship and Leadership Programme are invited from students or recent graduates of the University of Plymouth.
    Are you interested in applying your knowledge and skills to help tackle climate change? Then this is for you!

  • Latest Graduate Schemes

    Latest Graduate Schemes

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021

    Think you're too late to apply for a graduate scheme starting in September 2021?

    Think again!

    Three fantastic schemes are now open and accepting applications from finalists and graduates across the south west - and beyond!

  • Top Ten Sources of Graduate Jobs in SW England

    Top Ten Sources of Graduate Jobs in SW England

    Wednesday, March 10, 2021

    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. We reveal our top ten sources of graduate jobs in south west England...

  • Opportunities for STEM Graduates

    Opportunities for STEM Graduates

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021

    Are you a STEM graduate?
    The STEM Graduates into Business project works with Devon SMEs to offer paid graduate internships. It's a great way to develop experience so register your interest now!

  • Start a Career in the IT or Cyber Sector

    Start a Career in the IT or Cyber Sector

    Monday, December 14, 2020

    Live in Devon or Somerset and interested in a career in IT? A new programme, funded by the Department for Education, is offering free training to build your confidence and industry skills to find that next exciting role in the new digital economy.

  • Forget the Gloom - Recruiters are Hiring!

    Forget the Gloom - Recruiters are Hiring!

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020

    With the media awash with gloomy predictions for graduates, you probably believe that things look bleak for your graduate career. Negative headlines have prompted many graduates to delay their entry into an uncertain job market with postgraduate study. Others have given up altogether.

    But things are not as desperate as they may seem. Things are undoubtedly tougher than in previous years, but we have consistently had jobs and seen a genuine resurgence of vacancies during November. Ironically, some companies are now funding it hard to recruit because candidates have been put off even looking.