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Welcome to our blog. Our monthly newsletter plus ad hoc updates linking your business to support, talent and funding opportunities from universities and business support organisations across south west England. 

  • Recruiter News - June 2022

    Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    In this issue: Peak Recruitment Season for the Class of 2022 | Attracting, retaining and developing top talent | And in other Business News... | R ecruit with Gradsouthwest Peak Recruitment Season for the Class of 2022 If you are thinking of recruiting a new graduate don't delay. Exams are over, and the wait for results and graduation commences. As does the search for a graduate entry-level job. ...

  • Recruiter News - May 2022

    Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    In this issue: Peak Recruitment Season is upon us | Interns in Devon | UK graduate jobs exceed available graduates | MyWorld funding | Tech Nation growth programme launches | Recruit with Gradsouthwest Peak recruitment season is upon us As we reach mid-May, final exams are over or nearing completion; and students' thoughts turn to what's next and the need to get a job. Every May we see vacancy ...

  • UUK's Report: Busting graduate job myths

    Posted on Friday, April 15, 2022 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    If you've not seen it already, do take a look at Universities UK's new report into Graduate Jobs. The report finds that there are currently: One million more professional jobs than workers with degrees in the UK to fill them. Double the number of UK employees are underqualified than overqualified. The number of graduate vacancies is 20% higher than in 2019 before the Covid-19 pandemic, with job ...

  • Recruiter News - April 2022

    Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    In this issue: Attracting Graduate Talent in a Tough Climate | Fully-funded SME Internship Scheme OPEN | In Other Business News | Recruit with Gradsouthwest Attracting Graduate Talent in a Tough Climate As we enter the peak graduate recruitment season we are re-posting our top tips for securing a graduate from the class of '22. Your job ad is competing with hundreds, and probably thousands, of ...

  • Recruiter News - March 2022

    Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    In this issue: Opportunities for graduates to work in the South West | IRL Careers Fairs return| In Other Business News |Recruit with Gradsouthwest Opportunities for graduates to work in the South West Our Director, Dr Deborah Watson gave the Keynote Regional Overview at the recent University of Plymouth South West Opportunities panel, with other speakers from local businesses like Rowe IT, Make ...

  • Attracting Graduate Talent in a Tough Climate

    Posted on Sunday, October 24, 2021 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    In the current climate, recruitment is tough. Use our experience to maximise your chances of attracting graduate talent. Your job ad is competing with hundreds, and probably thousands, of others. Employment is at an all time high, skills shortages abound, and lots of potential candidates don’t feel secure enough to make the jump to a new job. Record numbers of graduates have opted for postgrad ...

  • Expertise Required to deliver iMayflower Project Tech & Business Bootcamp and Enterprise Incubation Programme

    Posted on Thursday, July 1, 2021 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    Request for Quotation (RFQ) Plymouth College of Art is currently reviewing the provision of External Expertise Services for the Smart Citizens Tech & Business Bootcamp and the Ignite Business Programme and has issued a formal Request for Quotation. Plymouth is one of only five cities across the UK to be in receipt of investment from the Cultural Development Fund (CDF). CDF is a new funding ...

  • Challenge the Experts!

    Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2021 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    Impact Lab Innovation Live SMEs - do you have a business challenge that would benefit from some expert input? Then Impact Lab Innovation Live might be just the thing for you! We are seeking your innovation challenge ideas for a live online event. We welcome submissions that are relevant to any of the following themes: Artificial intelligence and machine learning. Data analytics or data ...

  • STEM Graduates into Business

    Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2021 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    STEM Graduates into Business: Let’s plan for the future The University of Plymouth’s STEM Graduates into Business project is here to help make 2021 more positive for your business. With incentive payments of up to £3,600, small and medium-sized businesses in Devon can get financial and recruitment support to hire a STEM graduate. Providing flexibility to businesses, funding for three, six, nine ...

  • Job Boards Overtake Careers Fairs as Favoured Recruitment Method

    Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    The pandemic has changed many aspects of daily life and graduate recruitment is no exception. Traditionally a face-to-face activity, the need for social distancing has forced companies – and especially those running high volume annual recruitment drives - to make big changes to their recruitment methods. The latest Institute of Student Employers' annual Student Recruitment Survey reveals how the ...