Business Blog

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. 

  • #5 Things Graduate Recruiters Need to Know in 2020

    Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    We cut through the headlines, research papers and labour market reports to summarise what you need to know about recruiting graduates in 2020. #1 New research reveals that in the south west, 65% of graduates work where they studied. It's no longer true that graduates leave to develop their careers in London so targeting your recruitment campaign at the local pool of talent makes sense. ...

  • 2019 Highlights and Our Plans for 2020

    Posted on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    2019 Highlights and Our Plans for 2020 At the beginning of 2019 we talked about our plans for the year being to continue to develop partnerships, enhance employability of students and grow our reach. 2019 has been a challenging year for all with political and global uncertainty hitting the jobs market^1. Even in challenging times, we have continued to help employers reach those that want to work ...

  • Occupational shortages in the UK labour market

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2019 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    An insight into occupational shortages in the UK labour market has been published by Prospects. Here we summarise their findings and provide insight for south west England. Hard-to-fill positions are those where an employer has reported a vacancy as hard to fill if they found it difficult to fill for any reason. Vacancies that employers find hard-to-fill due to applicants lacking relevant skills, ...

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

    Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    In this December 2019 issue: South West : SW Cities Fare Well for Economic Growth in 2020 ~ New Recruitment Support for SW SMEs ~ Growth Hubs ~ Helping Unemployed Graduates ~ Wales : Western Gateway ~ Linking Wales and south West England: how the removal of tolls has changed journeys ~ SW Cities Fare Well for Economic Growth in 2020 South West economy predicted to outperform weak UK growth in ...

  • Free Recruitment Advertising & Support - Are You Eligible?

    Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    Led by Bath Spa University, the GradTalent Development Agency is a new initiative funded by the Office for Students which aims to help local* graduates secure graduate opportunities in the south west. Gradsouthwest, the graduate job board for south west England, is delighted to be a GradTalent Development Agency delivery partner. As such we can now offer a range of recruitment services free of ...

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

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

    In this November 2019 issue: South West: New Funding for Recruitment ~ What do Graduates do? ~ Record student registrations ~ MSc Data Science Degree Apprenticeship ~ Wales: What do graduates do in Wales? ~ Skills in Wales ~ New Funding to Help You Recruit Gradsouthwest has partnered with Bath Spa University, the University of Bath, Bath College and the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise ...

  • What do Graduates do in the South West?

    Posted on Friday, November 8, 2019 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    It’s a myth that students move to university and then leave en masse for London after they graduate. So says the latest What do Graduates Do report from Prospects Luminate which details employment outcomes for the graduate cohort of 2016/7. For the south west, the figures bear this out; most working graduates are drawn from within the region with 67% originally domiciled and 66% studying here. ...

  • New Funding to Help Businesses Recruit

    Posted on Friday, November 8, 2019 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    Gradsouthwest has partnered with Bath Spa University, the University of Bath, Bath College and the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership to provide employment services to South West businesses and graduates. Funded by the Office for Students, the GradTalent Development Agency seeks to increase the retention of home-grown talent* by linking graduates with graduate opportunities ...

  • Western Gateway

    Posted on Saturday, November 2, 2019 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    Gradsouthwest and GradWales are pleased to see the newly-launched cross-border economic partnership the Western Gateway being launched to support economic, social and educational benefits to a region close to our hearts. This morning the Welsh Secretary and the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government announced the launch of the Western Gateway. The Western Gateway is the ...

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

    Posted on Monday, October 14, 2019 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    In this October 2019 issue: ~ Promote your roles via us at Careers Fairs in south west England and Wales ~ South West: ~ New GradTalent Partnership ~ 2019-20 South West Graduate Scheme Directory published ~ Post a job in southwest England ~ Upskill your employees ~ Breakfast Meeting: How Your Business can Benefit by Working with Local FE/HE ~ Wales: ~ 20twenty Business Growth ~ Post a job in ...