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.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
The removal of tolls on the Severn crossings in 2018 brought south Wales and south west England psychologically closer. Making it easier to commute, shop and trade...
Saturday, May 25, 2019
During a recent mentoring session I was asked about tips on prioritising work, especially with exams on the horizon and the need to apply for jobs looming too. It is all too easy to keep putting things off and then the pile of work or study can turn into an insurmountable task that defeats us.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
We are delighted to announce the launch of a new graduate job board for Wales. GradWales will act as a central source of high quality graduate jobs, graduate schemes, paid internships and degree apprenticeships for Wales. We know that many graduates want to stay in Wales when they graduate and this service aims to make it that little bit easier...
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Bristol: a great place to live and work
Sunday, April 7, 2019
Employers are looking for someone who can do the job. And maybe someone who they can develop for the future.
Graduate attributes represent a package of knowledge, skills and understanding you’ll need to impress potential employers. As a new employee you’ll need to have the knowledge, skills and key attributes to be a success in the role, (and possibly the potential to grow).
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Did you know Cornwall and Devon are #1 and #3 for counties with the longest coastline in the UK?
Do you fancy a summer job with them in Cornwall? Click to find out more.
Monday, March 11, 2019
Graduate news doesn't come any more relevant than when it's about a fantastic south west company that wants to recruit graduate talent. For the first in our spotlight series, we're taking at look at Astranti Financial Training.
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.
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.
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.