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Where To Find Graduate Jobs in South West England

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

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

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  • Here's How To Have A Successful Remote Interview

    Here's How To Have A Successful Remote Interview

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    One of the most exciting parts of any job seeker’s journey is securing an interview for a desired position. It’s exciting to get past the initial phase of sending out CV after CV; once an interview is requested, it’s one foot in the door to a new and appealing position.

  • The Western Powerhouse

    The Western Powerhouse

    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...

  • How to prioritise and manage your time

    How to prioritise and manage your time

    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.

  • Sister site GradWales launched

    Sister site GradWales launched

    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...

  • Spotlight on Bristol

    Spotlight on Bristol

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019

    Bristol: a great place to live and work

  • Graduate Attributes – What do employers want?

    Graduate Attributes – What do employers want?

    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).

  • Spotlight on RNLI

    Spotlight on RNLI

    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.

  • Spotlight on Astranti

    Spotlight on Astranti

    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.

  • #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.