News, Training & Funding Opportunities from Gradsouthwest - Recruiter Update May 2020

Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

In this May 2020 issue:

Recruitment during Covid-19 | Our Free Recruitment Guide | Free International Marketing Strategy | Free Remote Working Intern with Professional Pathways programme | Gradsouthwest in the Press |

Recruitment during Covid-19

Setting aside the personal and societal impacts, snapshots from business surveys tell us what we probably already know - the impact of Covid-19 on businesses and the economy is severe.

We have seen a >90% reduction in job adverts - so we know all too well how tough it is to be in business at the moment.

We aren't alone.

Exeter Chamber of Commerce surveyed 140 businesses in the Greater Exeter area in the week leading to 22 April. Those who responded covered a wide range of sectors with 66% seeing decreased sales, 62% experiencing cashflow issues and 74% furloughing staff.

The impact of south west manufacturers is as harsh: SW Manufacturing Barometer outcomes for March-April 2020. Over 80% of manufacturing businesses are now predicting a reduction in sales in the coming months.

The good news is that some employers are recruiting. If you are, then please do let us know how we can help.

We've already committed to upgrading all standard adverts to featured during Covid-19 lock-down, and are at hand to help you recruit when you are able to do so again.

Recruitment Guide

Our Free Recruitment Guide

Our graduate recruitment guide contains information, resources and templates to help you attract, select and develop graduate talent in four easy steps.


Free International Marketing Strategy

Free International Marketing Strategy

Do you want to expand your business into international markets either for the first time or to further your internationalisation process?

There is one opportunity coming up in June to have postgraduate students create an international marketing strategy for free.

Interested to learn more? Email

#internationalmarketing #international #marketingstrategy

Free Remote Working Intern with Professional Pathways programme

Free Remote Working Intern with Professional Pathways programme

If you feel you could benefit from some additional student help during these difficult times or perhaps have an under-resourced project the you might benefit from our remodelled hugely successful internship programmes, Professional Pathways.

• Pathways to Arts, Culture and Heritage
• Pathways to Charity and Development
• Pathways to International Trade
• Pathways to Marketing

We are able to offer businesses the chance to advertise and recruit an Exeter student intern for a week (35 hours) with all associated salary costs and payroll administration covered by the University. This internship would need to be on a remote working basis and ideally fall within one of the sectors identified above.

If you have any questions about the process, please get in touch with us at

Note from Gradsouthwest: deadlines are in May - so act now.

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Gradsouthwest in the press

We made it into Business Action in North Devon, in Dorset Biz News and in the Heart of the South West LEP news for our work on the Graduate Talent Development Agency - a service providing free job adverts and support for employers and graduates in Devon, Dorset and Somerset.

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