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. 

  • Recruiter update - October 2018

    Posted on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    In this October 2018 issue: ~ The Torbay and South Devon Jobs Fair ~ Autumn Careers Fairs ~ Student placements - adding value to your business ~ Top Tips: Job Descriptions & Person Specifications ~ Business Resources ~ Round Up of Business Events ~ Recommend us on Facebook ~ ...

  • Gradsouthwest Recruiter Update September 2018

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

    In this September 2018 issue: ~ Launch of the Gradsouthwest Graduate Scheme Directory 2018/19~ Package changes & new prices from 1st October 2018 ~ Autumn Careers Fairs ~ Top Tips:Salary Matters! ~Testimonials Needed~Round Up of Business Events ~ Venturefest Consultation~ New Gradsouthwest South West ...

  • New Directory of South West Graduate Schemes Published

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

    Gradsouthwest, the graduate job board for south west England, has today issued the 2018/9 edition of its' popular South West Graduate Scheme Directory. First published last year, and with over 200 entries, the directory highlights the great variety and choice open to graduates in a bid to retain their skills in the region. Entries in the Directory are free of charge and the publication is ...

  • Graduate salaries – what should you be offering?

    Posted on Friday, September 7, 2018 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    Average earnings data for graduates is available to prospective students on the Government’s Unistats website. We believe the data suggests a sweet spot salary of £19-25K for graduates entering the workplace.  The Unistats site draws on new data from the Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) dataset which links student data with data from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and the Department of ...

  • 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 ...