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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. 

  • Graduate Recruiter Update August 2018

    Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    In this August 2018 issue:  Google for Jobs ~ Top tips: Things that impact your ability to recruit graduates ~ Recruiting IT or Engineering Graduates? Salary Matters! ~ New Resources for Business ~ Graduate Scheme Directory Final Call for Entries ~ Mentors Needed! ~ It's not too late to recruit the talent from the Class of 2018 ~ Post a Job ~ Round Up of Business Events ~ What could a graduate ...

  • Top tips: Things that impact your ability to recruit graduates

    Posted on Monday, August 13, 2018 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    Here are our top tips for employers about what new graduate candidates consider when they decide whether or not to apply for your job, and accept your offer. Job Adverts Firstly, and rather obviously it’s your job advert. See our Creating your advert guide for our tips on writing your advert. Your advert carries a lot of importance when it comes to attracting graduates, but it is just one ...

  • Recruiting IT or Engineering Graduates? Salary Matters!

    Posted on Friday, August 3, 2018 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    IT and engineering graduates are in demand. Big demand. So as a recruiter, you need to work extra hard to attract them to your business. Various studies put their average graduate starting salaries between £20 - £35K  so a salary of anything less is going to make recruitment difficult - even if you're a big well known brand. For all other positions, we advise recruiters to sell their offer with ...

  • Google for Jobs - employer perspective

    Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    Last week brought the launch of Google for Jobs to the UK. The new Google feature shows results from a wide range of recruitment websites, including www.gradsouthwest.com, when a user searches terms related to ‘jobs’. Employers, you can rest assured that www.gradsouthwest.com is ‘Google for Jobs’ compliant and your adverts will appear in Google for Jobs searches – keeping you highly visible to ...

  • Funding available for West of England SMEs

    Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2018 by Charlotte @GradsouthwestNo comments

    Innovation 4 Growth I4G is a grant funding programme run by the University of the West of England, Bristol.  Developed using the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), it supports small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the West of England to develop innovative products, processes, technologies and services. Applicants to the I4G programme can request grants with a value of between ...

  • Graduate Recruiter Update July 2018

    Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    In this July 2018 issue:  Graduate Scheme Directory Call for Entries ~ New Resources for Business ~ Out and About ~ Testimonials and Case Studies ~ Mentors Needed! ~ It's not too late to recruit the talent from the Class of 2018 ~ Post a Job ~ Round Up of Business Events ~ What could a graduate do for your business? ~   Feature in our Graduate Scheme Directory! The south west is home to ...

  • Tap into Graduate Talent

    Posted on Monday, July 16, 2018 by Deborah @GradsouthwestNo comments

    The south west is home to hundreds of thousands of talented students and graduates and there are lots of ways that your business can tap into this talent. Universities across the south west offer a range of placement, professional practice and internship schemes whereby you can host a student or graduate for a specific role or project.  The schemes offer employers the opportunity to benefit ...

  • Graduate Recruitment Guide

    Posted on Monday, July 16, 2018 by Charlotte @GradsouthwestNo comments

    Thinking about recruiting a graduate? You've come to the right place! Gradsouthwest is the graduate job board for the south west, and allows you to target your recruitment advertising budget at students and graduates who want to work in the region. To assist your business with recruiting the right graduate, we've drawn on our experience to produce the Gradsouthwest Graduate Recruitment Guide; ...

  • Graduate Recruiter Update June 2018

    Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    In this issue... What do you expect from a CV? ~ Thank you for your Words of Wisdom ~ Digital Skills Survey - Heart of the South West ~ Mentoring ~ It's not too late to recruit the talent from the Class of 2018 ~ Round Up of Business Events ~ What could a graduate do for your business?  What do you expect from a CV? We are proud to sponsor the Plymouth College of Art Creative CV ...