In this December 2018 issue:
~ Thank you ~ Christmas Opening ~ Good Things Come in Threes; Business Events, Funding Opportunites & Free Training ~ MRS wins... ~ Vote for a new free service ~ Free Places to Exhibitors at the Big Careers Event ~
Last week we emailed asking for support for our bid for funding for south west businesses, and we'd like to say a big thank you to all of you who voted and left us blog comments about our plans.
There was overwhelming support for us in trying to secure funding towards your costs of hosting an internship. We were also looking at funding for mentoring, skills workshops and networking events.
We should hear if we are successful by March 2019... so watch this space. We have our finger's crossed.
As a web-based service www.gradsouthwest.com is open 24/7 365 days of the year.
If you need to advertise a role over Christmas then just upload it via Post A Job and we will get your advert live for you.
However, the team will be having a break and so the telephone won't be operational, and if you email us we will be a little slower getting back to you than normal during the period 21 December until the 8 January 2019.
We hope you have a lovely Christmas.
Good Things Come in Threes!
We want our updates to be relevant and useful, so here are our three useful things. Each month, we will highlight a business funding opportunity, a free training event and a business networking event. We hope you find it, erm, useful!
The West of England Transport Summit & Debate
Time to act: Accelerating a public transport system fit for employers and the region’s economic growth ambitions
>>> MORE INFORMATION
Access to Finance for Cornish Businesses
Need a financial employee?
Access to Finance can provide up to £10,000 grant
for up to 20% of full salary costs for the recruitment of a finance role... >>> MORE INFORMATION
Free training courses and workshops for Dorset businesses
The Dorset Growth Hub run a series of free training courses and workshops across Dorset, covering a wide range of subjects for businesses.
>>> MORE INFORMATION
MRS wins free Gradsouthwest advert at SW Business Expo
Gradsouthwest were at the SW Business Expo in Exeter in November.
MRS (www.mrs.co.uk) entered our prize draw and won a free job advert. We are looking forward to helping them recruit.
Vote for a new free service
We asked this last month, but your votes were not registered on our blog (D'oh!). So we are trying again with voting buttons (which we know work) - please do vote again.
We're getting lots of enquiries from students interested in short term paid internships, work experience and summer jobs. We currently advertise very few and believe that recruiters may be put off by the cost.
To keep our service relevant to students, we're considering offering free job adverts for this type of vacancy based in the south west and want to assess likely demand.
Would you use this service?
Meet Student Talent at the Big Careers Event - It's Free!
Want to showcase your company to the student talent? Hartpury University and College in Gloucestershire is offering free places to exhibitors at its' Big Careers Event in 2019. You'll meet skilled and driven individuals, passionate about making a difference in agriculture, animal, equine, sport and veterinary nursing sectors.
Find out more...