Recruiter Update May 2019

Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2019 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

In this May 2019 issue:

South West: Free recruitment advertising for south west & Wales employers~ is live! ~3 ways to make your job adverts gender inclusive~ Speed Networking ~ Training, Funding Opportunities & Events
Wales: Cardiff Capital Region launches new Graduate Scheme ~Solving Future Skills Challenges in Wales

New Service for Recruiters in Wales & South West England!

We actively encourage students to gain work experience. We actively encourage employers to offer work experience.

However, students and graduates often don't know how to find quality roles and recruiters often don't have the budget to advertise.

We offer the solution! Free recruitment advertising for paid internships, placements & projects of up to 12 weeks duration in Wales and south west England*

Take advantage of this great new free service from Gradsouthwest & GradWales now!

>>> Post your internship, placement or project in the south west

>>> Post your internship, placement or project in Wales

*This service is limited to two free recruitment adverts per company / organisation per annum. The role must be paid at least minimum wage and must be a position which could be reasonably assumed to be at undergraduate or graduate level. Website

GradWales Launched!

In direct response to demand from students and employers at careers fairs at the Universities of Cardiff, Cardiff Met and South Wales, we have launched our 'sister' site

The service will promote Wales as a great place for graduates to develop their careers. It will give recruiters a central place to advertise vacancies to students and graduates who love Wales and want to work there. We've been delighted by the positive response to the launch.

If you have graduate job roles to advertise in Wales please get in touch with Nick by emailing recruit@gradwales.comor calling 029 2000 2301. Diolch!

Speed Networking

We will be at the ‘Meet the Employers’ speed networking event to be held on Tuesday 21 May at the University of Gloucestershire.

If you have a vacancy you'd like us to promote to students at this event please do get in touch.

3 ways to make your job adverts gender inclusive

We like this piece from Prospects, so thought we'd share it with you...

Unconscious gender bias in job adverts could mean you miss out on the ideal candidate for your role. Follow these top tips to ensure your recruitment campaign is inclusive.


Training, Funding Opportunities and Events


New SME 24-week Internship Scheme now open – submit your project proposal by Friday 14 June

UWE Bristol, in partnership with Santander Universities, is delighted to offer four SMEs the opportunity to recruit a UWE Bristol graduate intern on a 24-week internship.

Offering funding of £2,500 to support recruitment costs along with additional business support, this pilot initiative is aimed at SMEs that have shown consistent revenue growth over the last three years and have a clearly defined project that will improve competitiveness and profitability and/or support business growth.

We are inviting all SMEs interested in participating in this scheme to submit their project proposals no later than Friday 14 June. Internships must have commenced by 1 September 2019.



Venturefest South West

17th June 2019, Sandy Park, Exeter

This one-day flagship event will see the South West’s tech industries come together to network, hear insights and predictions from industry leaders, discover cutting-edge technology, meet entrepreneurs, investors and academics and make valuable business connections. We'll be there!


More information

Grants Available!

Business West is currently offering grants of up to £5,000 to help cover the initial cost of taking on a Non-Executive Director.

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Recruiter Update: Wales
More information

Cardiff Capital Region launches new Graduate Scheme

A brand-new graduate internship scheme to link talented graduates with ambitious businesses in the Cardiff Capital Region.


New report launched on meeting Wales’ future skills needs

The report – Solving Future Skills Challenges in Wales – outlines how advances in technology and demographic changes could pose significant challenges for the workplace in Wales. The publication also highlights the importance of lifelong learning and higher education in preparing Wales for the future.


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