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. 

  • 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 ...

  • Want to recruit the class of 2019?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    Act now to tap into the next cohort of talent! The class of 2019 become available for work in June / July. As final exams loom, you need to catch them now before their attention is focused on their studies. Follow our timeline to attract the talent... Feb / March - follow our tips to write and publish your recruitment advert March / April  - receive applications (for students, it's a nice ...

  • Gradsouthwest Recruiter Update January 2019

    Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    In this January 2019 issue:  ~ 2018 Highlights and Our Plans for 2019 ~ Are you a Devon SME... ~ Good Things Come in Threes ~ New research shows a surge in graduate jobs at the UK’s top employers in 2019 ~ 5 reasons a graduate will help your business ~ 2018 Highlights and Our Plans for 2019 At the begining of 2018 I talked about our plans to develop partnerships, enhance employability of ...

  • Gradsouthwest Recruiter Update December 2018

    Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    In this December 2018 issue:  ~ Thank you ~ Christmas Opening ~ Good Things Come in Threes; Business Events, Funding Opportunites & Free Training ~ MRS wins... ~ Vote for a new free service ~ Free Places to Exhibitors at the Big Careers Event ~  Thank you Last week we emailed asking for support for our bid for funding for south west businesses, and we'd like to say a big thank you to all of ...

  • Support our bid for funding for SW businesses!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 by Gradsouthwest Team4 comments

    We're working in partnership with universities on a bid to secure funding to help creative arts students and graduates secure better graduate jobs. A core part of the bid is funding towards the costs of hosting an internship; a salary subsidy so that businesses can benefit from a short term injection of creative skills at reduced costs. We're also looking at funding for mentoring, skills ...

  • Access to Finance in Cornwall

    Posted on Thursday, December 6, 2018 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    Finance is a tricky topic that can take some skill to navigate successfully. That’s where Access to Finance Cornwall comes in. They’ve got 30 years experience of supporting entrepreneurs. They work with both new and established companies in Cornwall who want to learn about what is right financially for their business as well as high growth companies looking to raise investment. They’re fully ...

  • Gradsouthwest Recruiter Update November 2018

    Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    In this November 2018 issue:  Graduate Unemployment Rates ~ Good Things Come in Threes; Business Events, Funding Opportunites & Free Training ~ Record Registrations at Careers Fairs ~ News in Brief ~ Free Places to Exhibitors at the Big Careers Event.    Lowest Graduate Unemployment Rate for Decades The latest What do graduates do? report by Prospects shows the unemployment rate for graduates ...

  • Vote for a new free service!

    Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2018 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    Vote for a new free service! We're getting lots of enquiries from students interested in short term paid internships, work experience and summer jobs. We currently advertise very few and believe that recruiters may be put off by the cost. To keep our service relevant to students, we're considering offering free job adverts for these types of vacancy based in the south west and want to assess ...

  • Exhibit at the Big Careers Event for Free!

    Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 by Gradsouthwest Team1 comment

    FREE Careers fair opportunity for employers Connect with new industry talent at the Hartpury University and College Big Careers event on Tuesday 5 February 2019 in Gloucestershire. You’ll meet skilled and driven individuals, passionate about making a difference in agriculture, animal, equine, sport and veterinary nursing sectors. As one of the UK’s leading specialist education providers, our ...

  • Graduate Flows: Where do south west students and graduates end up working? Where do new graduate employees in the south west come from?

    Posted on Friday, November 2, 2018 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    Spoiler alert: the answer to both is the south west! It is often assumed that graduates are highly mobile and select their location of work after they graduate based on the best career options open to them. This is actually far from the truth – graduates really aren’t all that mobile. The latest data from HESA gives us an insight into graduate flows for the 2016-17 graduate cohort^. Let’s start ...