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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 Update May 2019

    Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2019 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    In this May 2019 issue: South West: Free recruitment advertising for south west & Wales employers~ GradWales.com is live! ~3 ways to make your job adverts gender inclusive~ Speed Networking ~ Training, Funding Opportunities & Events Wales: Cardiff Capital Region launches new Graduate Scheme ~Solving Future Skills Challenges in Wales ...

  • New Service for Recruiters in Wales & South West England!

    Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2019 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    New Service for Recruiters in Wales & South West England! We actively encourage students to gain work experience. We actively encourage employers to offer work experience. However, students and graduates often don't know how to find quality roles and recruiters often don't have the budget to advertise. We offer the solution! Free recruitment advertising for paid internships, placements & ...

  • UK employment rate at joint record high

    Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    Higher skilled roles drive joint record high employment rate of 76.1% and over 32 million people are in work in the UK, up over 3.6 million since 2010. A booming higher-skill jobs market is driving continued record employment in the UK, new figures published yesterday (14 May 2019) from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show. The UK unemployment rate fell again to 3.8%, its lowest level ...

  • Gradsouthwest Recruiter Update April 2019

    Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2019 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    In this April 2019 issue: ~ Launch of GradWales.com ~ Job Advert Top Tips ~ Spring Careers Fairs ~ CV Downloads ~OfS bid outcome ~Training, Funding Opportunities & Events ~Graduate Earnings update from Department of Education ~ We are pleased to announce we are launching GradWales.com We are launching GradWales ...

  • Top Tips for making your job advert more effective

    Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    Here are our top tips for making your job advert more effective Make your job title meaningful It is what first catches the first click. Describe the role and field if possible e.g. Events Administrator in PR is better than Administrator. Stop hiding the salary By leaving it out you reduce the number of candidates who apply and make your advert less competitive. You might just miss out ...

  • Gradsouthwest Recruiter Update March 2019

    Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    In this March 2019 issue: Spring into action ~ Starting salaries, cost of living and disposable income~Spring Careers Fairs~Funding & Support for Graduate Recruitment ~Training, Funding Opportunities & Events ~ Spring into action It's mid-March and the spring graduate recruitment season is kicking off - so if you ...

  • Funding & Support for Graduate Recruitment

    Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 by Gradsouthwest Team1 comment

    Graduates offer many benefits to companies. A number of schemes offer incentives to take on a graduate to work on a specific project. Set up to overcome the barriers to taking on a graduate, most schemes are targeted at SMEs and a number are currently available in the south west including: STEM Graduates into Business aims to incentivise and support innovative SMEs working across Devon to employ ...

  • Starting salaries, cost of living and disposable income

    Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    Recent research has shown that average starting salaries in the most important UK cities for graduate employment are now averaging £20,000 – £23,000. Included in this salary band are the cities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Reading, Swindon, Southampton and Oxford in our patch. London pips them all to lead the pack at an average of nearly £25,000. However, graduate starting salaries do not ...

  • Green Consultant Internships

    Posted on Monday, February 25, 2019 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    Are you interested in improving your sustainability and preparing for the future? The University of Exeter is pleased to introduce fully-funded ‘Green Consultant Internships’. The University are offering you the opportunity to host one or more Exeter students to conduct free energy, water, waste and carbon audits, for your business. You are also welcome to suggest an alternative sustainability ...

  • Gradsouthwest Recruiter Update February 2019

    Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    In this February 2019 issue: Want to recruit the class of 2019? ~ Spring Careers Fairs ~ Plymouth College of Art - Employability Skills Framework Consultation ~ Training, Funding Opportunities & Events ~ Graduate Migration Want to recruit the class of 2019? Act now to ...