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. 

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • ***NEW DATE*** Devon Business support - business breakfast meeting

    Posted on Saturday, September 28, 2019 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    Are you a small or medium-sized business in Devon? You could be missing out on FREE training and support, as well as incentive payments of up to £3,600. There are now new ways that businesses in Devon can gain support with training, recruitment, product development and testing, and data analysis services by working with local education providers, including the University of Plymouth and ...

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

    Posted on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    In this September 2019 issue: ~ 6 reasons why you should include salary ranges in your job adverts ~ New partnership with Occumi ~ Graduate jobs market grows ~ South West: ~ Professional Mentoring Programme ~ Post a job in southwest England ~ Wales: ~ Careers Fairs ~ Post a job in Wales ~ Did you know... ~ 6 reasons why you should include salary ranges in your job adverts We recommend employers ...

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

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

    In our Graduate Recruitment Guide we strongly recommend that employers should b e explicit about salary . This is because we know that graduates are put off by jobs that do not indicate a salary range. However, we continue to see many adverts that fail to detail the salary range. Why is it so important? #1 You eliminate potential candidates Your potential pool of candidates drops significantly ...

  • 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 ...