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  • #LoveWhereYouLive #LoveWhereYouWork #southwestEngland

    #LoveWhereYouLive #LoveWhereYouWork #southwestEngland

    Wednesday, February 13, 2019

    We love living and working in south west England, and many of the students we speak to who study in the region want to stay for their first graduate job and want to build their career here.

  • You didn’t get on a grad scheme – so what?

    You didn’t get on a grad scheme – so what?

    Friday, February 1, 2019

    You’ve been rejected – or you just missed the deadline. Your friends have been swept up in the strong, safe embrace of the grad scheme, and you’ve been left out in the cold. Is this to be your life post-uni – watching your friends bob along on a current of success as you struggle to stay afloat? Well, of course not. Here’s why.

  • STUDENT PLACEMENTS AVAILABLE

    STUDENT PLACEMENTS AVAILABLE

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019

    Gradsouthwest, the graduate job board for south west England is delighted to be advertising a number of fantastic student placement opportunities.

  • 5 quick and easy steps to career success

    5 quick and easy steps to career success

    Tuesday, January 8, 2019

    If you’re graduating this year, things are about to get busy. So busy that it’s tempting to put off your career planning until the summer. However, a little time invested now will really help you find the right job.

  • STAR Interview Technique

    STAR Interview Technique

    Wednesday, December 19, 2018

    Our festive top tip is to use the STAR interview technique!...

  • Simple Ways to Get Your Finances in Order Post-Graduation

    Simple Ways to Get Your Finances in Order Post-Graduation

    Monday, October 22, 2018

    Graduating from college is an exciting time, but also a time of uncertainty for many. It is estimated that by 2022, 10 million people in the UK workforce will be in professional occupations and according to The Institute for Fiscal Studies, an estimated 83% of graduates will not fully clear their debt within three decades.

  • 4 Facts about businesses in south west England

    4 Facts about businesses in south west England

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    Do you know how many businesses there are in south west England? Do you know how many employ staff? And how many staff? Or what sector they are in?

  • New Directory Highlights SW Graduate Schemes

    New Directory Highlights SW Graduate Schemes

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018

    Want to join a graduate scheme? You don’t have to move to London!

  • Google for Jobs

    Google for Jobs

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    This summer brought the launch of Google for Jobs to the UK. The new Google feature shows results from a wide range of recruitment websites, including www.gradsouthwest.com, when a user searches terms related to ‘jobs’.

  • How to Find a Part-Time Job That is Right for You

    How to Find a Part-Time Job That is Right for You

    Monday, September 3, 2018

    People choose to work part-time for a number of reasons, such as balancing family and life with work, supplementing a freelancing career or business, experimenting with different careers, and starting part-time in the hopes of becoming a full-time employee.