Graduate Recruiter Update June 2018

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

In this issue...Gradsouthwest Newsletter Image

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
Collage of creative CVs

At the begining of June we were on the judging panel looking at this year's bunch of creative entries to their CV competition. We saw beautiful designs containing original artwork. 

Although we see creative CVs in the creative industries - we'd love to hear from employers as to what you expect in other sectors.

Do you expect anything more that a simply typed and formatted Word document?

Let us know so that we can advise our job seekers for you.


What could a graduate do for your business? Logo: Innovate UK

Tap into university talent with these great schemes... 

Business-academic partnerships: apply now

 Businesses can apply for funding to bring in a graduate to collaborate on an innovation project. 

Up to £40m of funding is available for businesses to work with an academic/research organisation and a graduate on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership.

Projects can focus on any technology or industry area; and can last between 12 and 36 months, depending on what it is and the needs of your business.

And don't forget to use to help you recruit your KTP associate if you are successful!



Digital Skills Survey - Heart of the South West 

Logo: Heart of the south west LEPThe Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (covering Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and Somerset) is inviting all businesses across the area to complete this survey.  It applies to all businesses not just those with digital specialisms.

By undertaking this survey the partnership aims to better understand the digital needs and knowledge of businesses – helping them to adapt to compete in the future.

Please follow the link to access the survey >


Mentoring Image: Mentoring Certificate

Thank you to the University of Exeter for our Mentoring Certificate. It is a pleasure supporting students - checking their CVs, doing mock interviews and providing general support to their career ambitions.

Our commitment to mentor students continues, and we have already started up our next mentoring partnership.

Can you host a Masters student?

If you have a 5 month internship (cSept18-Jan19) available in tourism please do let us know! We have Master's student who'd be interested in hearing from you.

>>> Email us if you can help

Thank you for your Words of Wisdom

Last month Gradsouthwest asked, based on your experience, what makes an application stand out for shortlisting and what makes it head straight to the shredder. Here are a few of your gems:

- Skills and knowledge are a given; so are drive and enthusiasm

- Take note of what the employer asks for - send a CV, a covering letter, a portfolio, an application form if that's what you are asked to do

- Typos and poor grammar are a real no no

- The magic ingredients? The qualities that make most impact are ‘humility’ and ‘empathy’

And if you make it to interview, be weary of appearing to ‘know more’ than the interviewer - avoid arrogance like the plague! It illuminates the exit sign far faster than a little inexperience or even ignorance of detail.

If you've a gem to add let us know - we will be feeding your comments directly to our student and graduate candidates.

DividerBusiness Events Regional Round up Regional Business Events Image

Browse the business events list.

Please note: the events are listed in reverse order for reasons not entirely clear to us! Thank you for your patience while we work with our developers to resolve this!


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