Gradsouthwest Recruiter Update February 2019

Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

In this February 2019 issue:

Want to recruit the class of 2019? Spring Careers Fairs ~ Plymouth College of Art - Employability Skills Framework Consultation ~ Training, Funding Opportunities & Events ~ Graduate Migration

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Want to recruit the class of 2019?

Act now to tap into the next cohort of talent!

The class of 2019 become available for work in June / July. As final exams loom, you need to catch them now before their attention is focused on their studies. Follow our timeline to attract the talent...

  • Feb / Marchfollow our tips to write and publish your recruitment advert
  • March / April- receive applications (for students, it's a nice diversion from revision over the Easter vacation!)
  • May- shortlist, interview and make offers
  • June / July- your shiny new graduate starts!

Don't leave it too late. Post a Job now!

Spring Careers Fairs

We've been out and about attending early Spring Careers Fairs at the University of Plymouth and Hartpury University - our first event at the region's newest University.

Our Graduate Attributes workshop and networking session participation went down really well at Hartpury, and we made lots of great connections with students registering with us.

We were sad to miss Truro College's fair due to the heavy snow. However those stranded on Bodmin Moor overnight would attest that our journey would have been impossible. Well done to Jamaica Inn for taking in all those travellers overnight.

If you would like us to promote your vacancies at Careers Fairs, drop us a line.

Plymouth College of Art - Employability Skills Framework Consultation

As part of the college's work to support and enhance graduate outcomes in the creative arts, the college is currently reviewing its employability skills framework.

This framework will be embedded into all programmes as part of an institutional curriculum review. Importantly, it needs to resonate with the sector, to ensure the alignment of graduate skills with the needs of the community.With this in mind, the college are asking you, to join the discussion.


Training, Funding Opportunities and Events

Our monthly round up of useful stuff......


The Growth Hub

The Growth Hub in Gloucestershire hosts a range of workshops and courses, run by local experts, to up-skill you and your team in breaking down barriers to growth



STEM Graduates into Business

Are you a Devon SME looking to employ a science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) graduate intern? There may be funding available to support you...



Meet the Neighbour Networking Lunch
with Somerset Chamber and Devon Chamber

Exeter Chamber of Commerce is delighted to be holding the annual Meet the Neighbour event with Devon Chamber of Commerce and Somerset Chamber of Commerce this February 27th.


Graduate Migration

In a recent article, graduate labour market specialist, Charlie Ball, argued that "few graduates behave how policymakers expect when they decide where to work, potentially leading to a geographical skills mismatch and talent going to waste."

Using statistics from the annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, the article concluded that "graduates are not infinitely mobile and just because they have a qualification that is in demand in one part of the country does not mean that they are willing or equipped to know about or take advantage of those opportunities."

The data and influencing factors are complex. However, for Gradsouthwest, this affirms that working with local companies to target recruitment advertising at those who have already expressed an interest in working in the region is a strong strategy.Always good to know we're on track!

Read the full article here >>>

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