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  • News, Training & Funding Opportunities from Gradsouthwest - Recruiter Update May 2020

    Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    In this May 2020 issue: Recruitment during Covid-19 | Our Free Recruitment Guide | Free International Marketing Strategy | Free Remote Working Intern with Professional Pathways programme | Gradsouthwest in the Press | Recruitment during Covid-19 Setting aside the personal and societal impacts, snapshots from business surveys tell us what we probably already know - the impact of Covid-19 on ...

  • SW Manufacturing Barometer outcomes for March-April 2020

    Posted on Friday, May 1, 2020 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    This survey opened on 25th March as the nationwide lock-down began and responses were collected up until 17th April. The barometer asked how companies across the manufacturing sector were managing their employees and supply chains, and questioned how this is affecting their production volumes, sales, and profits in light of Covid-19. Here are some snapshots from the south west regional report: ...

  • News, Training & Funding Opportunities from Gradsouthwest - Recruiter Update April 2020

    Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    In this April 2020 issue: Recruitment on hold? Still Recruiting? How can we help?We can find graduates for you | Be a Good Egg | National Minimum and Living Wage increases come into effect | How to interview people online & 6 Top Tech Tips for looking good Initial research from the Institute of Student Employers is saying that a third of companies have put their recruitment on hold, a third are ...

  • How to interview people online

    Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    Such unprecedented times has lead to many employers moving their face-to-face recruitment on-line with video interviewing being new to many employers and candidates. We recently came across this blog from DfE where they outline their experiences and some of the things you can do to make sure interviewees get the same high quality experience as they would face-to-face. Here is their guide: Plan ...

  • News, Training & Funding Opportunities from Gradsouthwest - Recruiter Update March 2020

    Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

    In this March 2020 issue: Business Continuity - Coronavirus (Covid-19)| Are you planning to recruit? |Our Top Tips: Creating Your Job Advert|Recruitment Support for SMEs in Devon, Dorset and Somerset |MSc Data Science Degree Apprenticeship Business Continuity - Coronavirus (Covid-19) Our job advertising services are able to continue operations to help you recruit during this period of social ...

  • Manufacturing confidence (slightly) up, and recruitment might follow

    Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    The latest South West Survey of SME Manufacturers from SWMAS has reported for 2019-20 Q3 and it is revealing a more positive outlook from the region's manufacturers. The last 6 months has shown the worst performance for a decade, and unsurprisingly, recruitment has also been at an all time low across the South West, with the figure steadily dropping since the end of 2018. This has reflected a ...

  • SW Retains Graduate Talent but Recruitment Challenges Remain

    Posted on Saturday, February 22, 2020 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    Five years after graduating, roughly two thirds of those who study in the south west remain in the region. So say figures from the latest Longitudinal Education Outcome (LEO) report. While there are variances at institutional level , this means that there is a vast local pool of skilled graduates from a diverse range of institutions: Russell Group, Million Plus, Pre / Post 92 Group, Further ...

  • News, Training & Funding Opportunities from Gradsouthwest - Recruiter Update February 2020

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2020 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    In this February 2020 issue: SW Retains Graduate Talent | Recruitment Support for SMEs | Skills Survey 2020 | The Graduate Market in 2020 | Chancellor Urged to Back The Great South West | MSc Data Science Degree Apprenticeship South West Retains Graduate Talent Five years after graduating, roughly two thirds of those who study in the south west remain in the region. So say figures from the latest ...

  • Regional Graduate Loyalty Shines Through

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    If you want to recruit graduate talent the best place to look is local. You are most likely to recruit a graduate who already has a connection with the region: either having previously grown-up here or having studied here; or probably both. It is clear from the latest regional Longitudinal Educational Outcome (LEO) statistics that students from the south west love the region and many stay to work ...

  • The Graduate Market in 2020: Annual review of graduate vacancies & starting salaries at the UK’s leading employers

    Posted on Monday, February 10, 2020 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    The Graduate Market in 2020 is a study of the latest graduate vacancies and starting salaries at The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers conducted by High Fliers Research during December 2019. There is a health warning that we always give with this report – it is looking at 100 large graduate recruiters and is therefore not representative of the graduate jobs market. That said, there are always a ...