Recruiter Update June 2019

Posted on Monday, June 24, 2019 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

In this June 2019 issue:

June 2019 marks Gradsouthwest's 18th Birthday ~ Peak Graduate Recruitment Season is upon us Making the most of your interns ~ Postgraduate Options ~ Looking to up-skill your staff in Data Science? ~

South West: Getting Creative with Plymouth College of Art ~ Speed Networking ~ VenturefestSW ~ Training, Funding Opportunities & Events ~

Wales: Month One Stats: Our Reach is Growing ~ In Cardiff Capital Region? Need a graduate? Check this out! ~

June 2019 marks Gradsouthwest's 18th Birthday

We are proud to have helped employers, students and graduates in south west England for 18 years now.

We regularly hear from recruiters who come back to us to advertise their roles having got their first graduate job through us a few year's earlier.

Here's to the next 18 years.

Peak Graduate Recruitment Season is upon us

We can help you capture the Class of 2019 as exams are completed and their attention turns to employment.Simply Post A Job with us and we'll get your advert seen by graduates wanting to work here.

Post A Job in south west England

Post A Job in Wales

How-to convert interns into entry-level employees

Making the most of your interns

Last month the Institute of Student Employers (ISE) posted a blog which may be of interest to those of you who have taken on an internship or placement student for 2019/20.

>>> How-to convert interns into entry-level employees

Postgraduate promotion

Postgraduate Options

If you are an employer looking to up-skill staff, then you should consider postgraduate options for CPD.

If you are a postgraduate provider then now is the time to add a few extra students to your courses. We offer promotional campaigns for providers so that they can target graduates in the south west and Wales that are looking for their next step.


More information

Looking to up-skill your staff in Data Science?

- MSc Data Science (Degree Apprenticeship) is an innovative taught course design for professionals wishing to study alongside work.

- This course is delivered in Exeter & London.

- Gain skills in data science and get a formal qualification, while remaining in full time employment.


Getting Creative with Plymouth College of Art

We again sponsored this year's Creative CV Competition at Plymouth College of Art. We spent a good few hours judging the entries, and the winner will be announced at their Degree Show 'Friends and Family' event.

There is plenty of creative talent in our region, and we believe helping students focus on their skills in a way that is relevant to employers is part of our role in supporting graduate retention in the region.


Speed Networking

We attended our first speed networking careers event on Tuesday 21 May at the University of Gloucestershire.

Instead of the 'normal' careers fair format, employers sat at tables and had one-to-one conversations with students who moved from one employer to the next. For those who have done the business version there was no time limt and no whistle! The students got plenty of time to talk with the employers. It was a good way to provide advice to students who had a real dialogue with us about what they wanted.

Unsurprisingly, many wanted to stay in Gloucestershire, but we also spoke to quite a few wanting to return 'home' to other parts of our patch.


We had a great day out visiting VenturefestSW at Sandy Park the home of Exeter Chiefs on the 17th June.

We were pleased to see our partners STEM into Business on their stand, networked our socks off and learnt lots about future tech trends.

We met with loads of innovative companies and are hoping to see them growing and recruiting graduates over the coming years to retain more talent in our region.

Training, Funding Opportunities and Events

MBA student needs business to participate in virtual project team research

If you and your organisation would be willing to participate in business and management research regarding virtual project teams then please contact Warren Dobbs via: or 07505484030.

Warren Christopher Dobbs

MBA Student at UWE Bristol

Find out more

Last call for work experience funding applications

Aimed at small and medium enterprises (SMEs), the Reading Internship Scheme (RIS) is designed to match up our talented students to lucrative vacation work experience opportunities. The tag line is simply: Paid. Professional. Work Experience.

Right now, we have some limited funding available for 4- and 6-week internships so if your business could do with an extra pair of hands this summer, please get in touch.

Recommend us on Facebook

Did you recruit a graduate through us?

Why not recommend us on Facebook?
It'll only take a couple of minutes and you'll be boosting your company profile with thousands of student and graduate followers. Thank you!

Recruiter Update: Wales

Month One Stats: Our Reach is Growing

Building our reach to ensure you get the students and graduates you need in Wales.

Having launched GradWales on the 1 May 2019 we have been concentrating on increasing our reach: getting candidates for you registered on the site, increasing our social media presence in Wales and making sure we can get your adverts out far and wide to secure you good quality candidates that want to work in Wales.

How are we doing? So far for May 2019 we have:

- a few hundred candidates on the books

- website reach of 5,800 monthly page views

- Facebook monthly post reach of 9,000

- 4,600 tweet impressions on Twitter

We will continue to grow these numbers for you - so if you have roles in Wales do get in touch with Nick to advertise them today.

Graduate Jobs in Cardiff Capital Region? Check this out!

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


Contact us on: Telephone 01392 241302 Email:
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