Business Blog - September 2020

  • Graduate Applications: The Corona Effect

    Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    With the media awash with gloomy predictions for graduates entering the labour market, it would be reasonable to assume that there will be a marked increase in the number of applications to vacancy ratio. Ironically, we are finding that, for graduate roles in the south west, this is not always the case. Anecdotally, we hear that many graduates are feeling 'pushed' into further study as the only ...

  • Kickstart Scheme

    Posted on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 by Gradsouthwest TeamNo comments

    The government has introduced a new Kickstart Scheme in Great Britain, a £2 billion fund to create hundreds of thousands of high quality 6-month work placements aimed at those aged 16 to 24 who are on Universal Credit and are deemed to be at risk of long term unemployment. Kickstart Scheme Funding Funding available for each job will cover 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a ...