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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. 

  • 6 reasons why you should include salary ranges in your job adverts

    Posted on Friday, August 23, 2019 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    We recommend in our Graduate Recruitment Guide that employers should be explicit about salary. This is because whatever salary you decide upon, graduates are often put off by jobs that do not indicate a salary range. However, we continue to see so many adverts that fail to detail the salary range that we felt the need to be more explicit about our reasons for recommending you include salary ...

  • News, Training & Funding Opportunities from Gradsouthwest - Recruiter Update August 2019

    Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    In this August 2019 issue: ~ 150 Business Grants ~ Awards Nominations ~ Looking to raise awareness of your postgraduate events or programmes? ~ South West: ~ Department for Education graduate regional outcomes data published ~ LAST CALL: 2019-20 SW Graduate Scheme Directory ~ Post a job in southwest England ~ Wales: ~ Success for GradWales ~ Post a job in Wales ~ Finance Locator for Welsh ...

  • LAST CALL: 2019-20 SW Graduate Scheme Directory

    Posted on Thursday, August 8, 2019 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    LAST CALL: 2019-20 SW Graduate Scheme Directory Since autumn 2017 we have published an annual South West Graduate Scheme Directory. Entries for employers are free, and we circulate it widely within Universities, Colleges and make it freely available on our website. Our aim is simply to help students and recent graduates to be more aware of the opportunities available in the region: they really ...

  • Recruiter Update July 2019

    Posted on Monday, July 22, 2019 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    In this July 2019 issue: ~ Employee Benefits Packages ~ Fill those graduate vacancies ~ Labour Market Outlook ~ South West: ~ 2019-20 SW Graduate Scheme Directory ~ Looking to upskill your staff in Data Science? ~ Wales: ~ Welsh Graduate Scheme Directory? ~ Cardiff Capital Region Graduate Scheme ~ Employee ...

  • Latest Department for Education graduate regional outcomes data published

    Posted on Friday, July 19, 2019 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    Employment and earnings outcomes of higher education graduates broken down by their geographical location in the 2016 to 2017 tax year has been released by DfE. The headline messages are: A large proportion of graduates remain in their provider region: almost half are residing in the same region as their provider 5 years after graduation. If a graduate now lives outside of the region of ...

  • Employee Benefits Packages – for recruitment and retention

    Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    The financial package on offer to candidates is clearly important in attracting applicants, and recruiting staff in the first instance. If your headline salary is not competitive, you will struggle to recruit. However, we regularly tell employers to consider their wider benefits and make sure they think creatively as to what they currently offer or could offer. It is quite clear that benefit ...

  • Employment growth set to continue...

    Posted on Monday, July 1, 2019 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    The latest (Q2 2019) Labour Market Outlook from the CIPD and the Adecco Group shows Britain’s jobs boom is set to continue in the next quarter as employers continue to shrug off the uncertainty around Brexit with new hires. However, despite the tightening labour market, this confidence has yet to translate into significant salary increases for all but new starters and those with key ...

  • Recruiter Update June 2019

    Posted on Monday, June 24, 2019 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    In this June 2019 issue: June 2019 marks Gradsouthwest's 18th Birthday ~ Peak Graduate Recruitment Season is upon us ~ Making the most of your interns ~ Postgraduate Options ~ Looking to up-skill your staff in Data Science? ~ South West: Getting Creative with Plymouth College of Art ~ Speed Networking ~ VenturefestSW ~ Training, Funding Opportunities & Events ~ Wales: Month One Stats: Our ...

  • 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 & ...