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  • Labour market myths: ‘Graduates all work for big businesses’

    Labour market myths: ‘Graduates all work for big businesses’

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    Loving the recent news from Prospects... so here we link for you to read for yourself!
    With media focus on ‘fake news’, you’d be right to question assumptions about the graduate labour market. Equip yourself with the facts so you can challenge these labour market misconceptions…

  • Employers are integral to great careers advice.

    Employers are integral to great careers advice.

    Thursday, April 5, 2018

    The UK Government’s Department for Education (DfE) published their Careers Strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents in December 2017.

    Employers are integral to great careers advice...

  • The Lowdown on Graduate Internships

    The Lowdown on Graduate Internships

    Monday, March 26, 2018

    At face value, graduate internships are a great idea; you get a foot in the door and the chance to gain solid work experience to add to your CV. So far, so good. But what if you are expected to work for free?

  • Our Top Ten Sites to Find Graduate Jobs in South West England

    Our Top Ten Sites to Find Graduate Jobs in South West England

    Friday, March 9, 2018

    We reveal the secret to finding great graduate jobs, graduate schemes and paid graduate internships in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

  • Vocational versus academic

    Vocational versus academic

    Monday, March 5, 2018

    One of my bugbears is the artificial debate around academic and vocational that is often trotted out, particularly when choices at 18 are discussed, and again when employability of graduates from ‘mickey-mouse’ degrees rears its head.

  • Catch the talent! Gradsouthwest’s guide to planning your graduate recruitment.

    Catch the talent! Gradsouthwest’s guide to planning your graduate recruitment.

    Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    We are often asked “when is it a good time to recruit graduates?”, and in all honesty the answer depends on what you, the employer, is looking for.

  • Gradsouthwest supports employability in Universities

    Gradsouthwest supports employability in Universities

    Tuesday, February 6, 2018

    Gradsouthwest Director, Dr Deborah Watson speaks as part of Plymouth University's 'Employability Voices Project'.

  • Gradsouthwest launches website upgrade

    Gradsouthwest launches website upgrade

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018

    Gradsouthwest is pleased to announce the launch of our new job board platform and branding aimed at increasing the reach we achieve for our recruiters, and the number of graduate roles available for our candidates.

  • Action Planning – getting the most out of mentoring

    Action Planning – getting the most out of mentoring

    Monday, January 15, 2018

    Action planning is about setting your objectives (the things you’d like to achieve) and then making them happen!

  • Lessons for 2018: after reviewing our year, we set out our plans for 2018

    Lessons for 2018: after reviewing our year, we set out our plans for 2018

    Monday, January 8, 2018

    Reflecting on 2017 brings into focus some lessons for us for 2018. Here we review the year just gone, and identify areas for development for the coming year.