HE Graduate Employability Conference at Petroc

We enjoyed meeting students at Petroc this week to highlight graduate opportunities in the south west. Some great feedback with one participant commenting “the ladies are very passionate about helping grads from the south west”. We certainly are and we’re glad it shows!

Here are three photos from the day and a bit about what we did.

Our stand just before we opened – looking tidy and organised for a few minutes before a few hundred Petroc students joined us.  P1030029

We ran two workshops too. Here’s Fiona in full flow explaining the services Gradsouthwest offers!  We discussed graduate resources; current top employment sectors in South West England; and career development tools.


We got attendees working too… here one of them is doing our personal values and motivation exercise.


By the end of the session we had lots of happy students – here are a few more of their comments:

“Useful, will definitely log onto Gradsouthwest.” 

“Friendly faces + good advice 🙂 Helpful tips for the future. Thanks x” 

“Useful! Activities were helpful.  Thank you.” 

“Useful interactive strategies to help and assist people in starting to think + prioritise one’s stepping stone into the right work environment for us as individuals. Thank you!” 

“Informative and helpful.  Information on looking for jobs and skills needed for future applications was helpful.” 

“Looking forward to checking the website for jobs! 

And the last comment sums it up nicely – now go to http://www.gradsouthwest.com to look for graduate jobs in the South West!

Dr Deborah Watson, Director, Gradsouthwest Ltd.


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