Recruiter News - September 2022

Posted on Sunday, September 18, 2022 by Admin GradWalesNo comments

In this issue: Tight Labour Market Continues | Upskill Your Team - Funded Training Available | Recruit a Green consultant | A good employer gets it... | Somerset Innovation Exchange |Accelerated Knowledge Transfer to Innovate (AKT2I) Pilot Scheme |Recruit with Gradsouthwest

Tight Labour Market Continues

The latest Labour Market Outlook Report from CIPD confirms that "for now, the labour market remains incredibly tight and candidates are hard to come by." It says that "employers are pulling out all the stops to attract, and crucially, retain staff."

We are certainly feeling the pinch, with vacancies attracting fewer candidates and taking longer to fill. We recommend that as businesses, you plan well in advance, allow adverts to run for longer, and be very clear why you're a great place to work. Research shows that candidates are looking for hybrid working so offer this where possible.

We're doing our bit to help by offering free extensions to adverts where they are needed, and soon we'll be on the road again at careers fairs, meeting potential candidates and promoting the opportunities available to them. We've also frozen our prices in recognition of these challenging times. We can't wave a magic wand, but we can but rest assured, we are doing all we can!


Upskill your Team

📣 Funded Training Available!

The IT and Cyber Readiness boot camps are an excellent opportunity to up-skill individuals in your workforce ensuring cyber-resilience for your business.

These courses worth £3,000 are funded up to 90% for businesses by the Government UpSkills programme.

Find out more / register


Recruit a Green Consultant

Green Consultants offers employers the opportunity to work with inspired University of Exeter students, keen to start their careers in the environmental and sustainability sector.

This industry-recognised, award-winning training programme prepares students for the workplace through a combination experiential learning alongside knowledge application on real business projects for the University. And, for eligible organisations, it's fully funded by the University of Exeter.

➡️Find out more

Good Employment Charter

A good employer gets it...

The West of England Good Employment Charter will set the standard for working practices in the region. Supporting businesses of any size or sector to improve investment in their staff, enabling more inclusive, equitable and sustainable working practices, positively benefitting people, society, and the wider economy.

➡️Find out more


Somerset Innovation Exchange
Date: 27th September 2022

Somerset Innovation Exchange is the flagship event across the county and wider region for all organisations that seek to connect ideas and develop new ways of working. The event will bring together businesses at all stages of growth, entrepreneurs, designers and civic innovators eager to network and become part of Somerset’s innovation community.

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Accelerated Knowledge Transfer to Innovate (AKT2I) Pilot Scheme

Need a short, rapid and targeted intervention to accelerate the evaluation or development of an innovation project or concept, which has the potential for significant impact for your business?

Up to £35k is available for a graduate project that must run for between 2 and 4-months.

Closes midday, 23rd September 2022.

➡️Find out more

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